I had botox yesterday …

That was a sentence I never thought I'd write. 31 injections in total.  Across my eyebrows, around the top of my scalp, my hairline, down my neck and down to my shoulders. It wasn't to tackle the growing mountain of wrinkles on my face ... although that wouldn't have been such a bad idea. I... Continue Reading →

Not Knowing is a good thing

In the last few months, I’ve lost track of the number of conversations I’ve had with friends or coaching clients in which they’ve admitted that they don’t know what they want to do with their future. Admitting this, always seems to be a source of shame or embarrassment. We all think we should be able... Continue Reading →

Passion is overrated

When it comes to our careers, most people buy into a simple equation. If I do a job I’m passionate about and I work hard at it, then I’ll be happy and satisfied with my lot in life. It’s an equation that’s fed to us on repeat. The media is full of stories of people... Continue Reading →

Brain on overdrive? … Try this

Do you ever feel worn out by the tide of thoughts swilling around in your brain? Thoughts that never seem to reach a conclusion no matter how much thinking time they take up? The dreams: One day I’ll set up my own business The questions: Should we move out of London? Should I change career?... Continue Reading →

A Big Decision

“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted”. At the end of November, after an unrelenting month of vertigo attacks and dizziness, I was curled up in a ball on my bed recovering from the latest attack when I let out an involuntary, guttural howl. I... Continue Reading →

Everyone needs a coach

A few weeks ago, on a whim, I signed up to two-day life coaching course. It was free, so I was more than a little wary. But I was also intrigued. As the first trainer kicked off proceedings, we were taught that the first rule of coaching is that you don't give advice. A coach... Continue Reading →

The Fear of Crying

Last night, eight of us were at a friend’s house for our Christmas do. I’d been looking forward to it all week. Everyone was in high spirits. I was trying to chop up some red chilis when I sensed the warning signs of an impending vertigo attack. A friend was asking me questions and I... Continue Reading →

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