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Read my regular posts sharing insights from different aspects of my work, and my personal journey of learning and growth.

Celebrating 7 years in business

Celebrating 7 years in business

This month I'm celebrating my birthday, both personal and business, and it's now 7 years since I left the corporate world to become self-employed.​ It's also 10 years since I began to transform my life by building on my professional experience with qualifications...

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X marks the spot

X marks the spot

​I’m 7 years old, on holiday in Newquay, Cornwall. We’re leaning on a wall looking out over one of the lovely sandy beaches as the warm, golden sun sets over the Atlantic. Tummy full of sausage, egg, and chips, I’m a happy girl. Something catches my eye, bobbing about...

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Life lessons 25 years on

Life lessons 25 years on

This is me at 23 years old, arriving at Linlithgow Palace to get married. I didn’t know what the future held, other than the fact that Alan was just getting to grips with a diagnosis of MS (Multiple Sclerosis) 3 days earlier. And as his wife-to-be, I had a lot to...

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This Little Girl is Me

This Little Girl is Me

This little girl is me, age 9, proudly clutching a brand new ‘Boots Minigrip’ camera. It was a Christmas present excitedly bought with a gift token, along with a pack of 10 flashes and some spools, and was the beginning of a...

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Maps of the world

Maps of the world

A couple of years ago I visited Kelvingrove Museum with my daughter to see an exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci's work. I was intrigued to see the brushstrokes and pencil drawings in person, imagining him creating them all that time ago... little did I know it would...

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Feel the feelings

Feel the feelings

Last night I walked home after having dinner with my sister and nephew. That might not seem like a big deal, but for me it was a significant milestone for my physical health, and my belief in my ability to recover from prolonged effects of COVID. I haven't walked that...

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Where the magic is found

Where the magic is found

I’ve been reflecting for some time now on how to explain specifically what I do, why I do it, and the impact for clients. Returning to work last week with fresh eyes and an open mind has been a revelation. I’ve been doing a lot of deep personal development work on...

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A story within a story

A story within a story

I love this book. My Grandma gave it to me when I was about 7 years old. It was awarded to her almost 100 years ago by Newcastle Upon Tyne education committee for her progress at school. It has illustrations, activities, and stories to guide the reader through the...

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Write your own story

Write your own story

When I saw this photo, I felt drawn to write something about it. It captures an experience that left my heart bursting with joy, and my face sore from smiling. Last weekend, my husband’s band played live together for the first time in almost two years. It was a big...

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Just Do It

Just Do It

Have you ever felt drawn to do something that makes a difference in your life, but when the time comes to make it a reality, you’ve missed the opportunity? That’s what happened with us at the beginning of 2020. We began looking for a motorhome just before lockdown,...

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