I’m a Reluctant Runner

I’m a Reluctant Runner

I grew up thin… I think skinny was the term used most frequently when I was a child.  Like most women, and many men, I focussed on my perceived body-image when I was young and seemed to be frequently apologizing for my size.  Social judgement creates lots of assumptions and myths.  One assumption is that…

Creating Sanctuary

Creating Sanctuary

I love my home. It is a little brick bungalow nestled among larger renovated homes, quite hidden amongst these big, grown up houses. What I love about my home is its littleness. Its ability to wrap snugly around me. Yes, it has too much furniture, and the kitchen is dated and minuscule, and the layout…

How to give yourself a time-out

How to give yourself a time-out

10 steps to give yourself a time-out. If you haven’t remembered to breathe out recently, this is for you: No 1. Get yourself an old VW camper van (ideally pre 1990s), and air-cooled if possible. (Ok, so if that’s not immediately possible, maybe you could find a tree-house, a garden shed, a shepherd’s hut or…

Managing Overwhelm

Managing Overwhelm

I think the most common word I hear in my counselling room is Overwhelm.   For many of us this Holiday period is the season of a particular kind of overwhelm.  An overwhelm made up of trying so hard for everything to be perfect; of feeling financial pressures as we try to please our children,…

Feeling Blah

Feeling Blah

It’s summer in the city, the sun is out the sky is blue, I have just returned from the rest and relaxation of a family vacation, and I tell myself I should be rested, energized and grounded.  But I’m not.  I’m feeling blah. As I tend to live in my head, my reaction is to…

Reclaiming energy and finding motivation

Reclaiming energy and finding motivation

Do you have a hundred ideas before breakfast?  Do you crave more creativity, meaning, community or connection?  Are you finding the motivation and energy you need to move forward with your ideas and desires? Many of us have strong inner critics which influence our actions, or in-actions.  Phrases such as “procrastinate”,”sabotage”; “wasting time”; “unproductive”; “lazy”…

Creating space

Creating space

When I am feeling overwhelmed, stuck and unable to make meaningful decisions about… well, about anything, I realise it is is time to unclutter.  Sometimes that is clearing the piles on my desk, or managing my unruly stationary drawer, but most of the time it is about stopping and creating stillness… to create space ……

Complimentary Career Consultation Session

Complimentary Career Consultation Session

Are you feeling stuck? Are you ready for change? Throughout March, I am offering a free Career Consultation session to give you the opportunity to identify how things can be different.  To book a half hour Complimentary Career Consultation by phone,connect with me here. Together we can explore your next steps.  I look forward to hearing from…

New starts

New starts

There is something about a new year that gives us a sense of possibility…  That feeling that we have a clean slate, a new chapter, another chance. Alongside the sense of hope that a new year brings, there is often a sense of pressure of having to get is right “this time”… So, as we…

Holiday Gift – a Career CheckIn

Holiday Gift – a Career CheckIn

  Looking for a meaningful gift for someone special?     What about a Career CheckIn? 2, one hour Career Counselling sessions, to explore what is working, and what next Special holiday rate of $200 including hst (usual rate $226 including hst, to be booked prior to 31st December 2012) Gift voucher e-mailed to the…

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