It has made me a much better person

When we do the work on ourselves, all of our relationships improve… I’ve always talked quite openly about my relationship with Dave… Not because it’s particularly special in any way but just because, like all relationships, it’s had its ups and downs. As a...

Who is She?

Have you ever thought about your inner child? Who is she and what does she want? Our inner child is literally that… She is a manifestation of different parts and aspects of our childhood, good bits and bad bits. It is most likely that any behavioural, emotional, or...

I Won’t Always Get It Right

I shouted at my daughter today and it made me feel sick. I shouted at my youngest today in a moment of sheer frustration. Most of the time I am a pretty calm and patient mummy, but I recognise that when I’m feeling under pressure with work or have a considerable to-do...

Why I don’t like giving parenting advice

I’ve got many tools in my box that I’ve learnt along the way and a many of them are to do with parenting… When I first started my social work career at the tender age of 22, I was working with young children with behaviour and communication difficulties, facilitating...

Narcissist or Not?

Often, people throw the term ‘narcissist’ around without a real understanding of what it means. This is far more than someone just having an overinflated sense of self but also combines a total lack of empathy for anyone else as well as low self-esteem and being...

Never Stop Talking

 We commit to weekly day-dates because we know the importance of spending time with each other and talking  But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy… In fact for the last couple of weeks it’s been incredibly hard… For various reasons which have felt like they’ve been...

How To Make More Time For Self-Care

Practising self-care is not self-indulgent or selfish; it’s essential, both for us and for those around us. I often say, you can’t pour from an empty cup, and this is exactly what self-care is about. It’s about recharging your batteries so that you are able to do the...

Self-limiting Beliefs

Last week we had a fantastic live session in the Happy and Fulfilled group talking about self-limiting beliefs. Why we have them and how to get rid of them. Self-limiting beliefs usually form in our early years in response to difficult experiences and negative...

All relationships are hard…

All relationships are hard… even the ones that look perfect on the outside are also hard in their own way. Most relationships require constant commitment and hard work. As we grow and change as individuals, so our relationships have to grow and change too, bending and...

Realising Your True Potential

Its been 6 years since I lost my dad. At the time I didn’t know how I would ever recover. The pain was incomprehensible and for months I had no clue what I was supposed to do on the days when we would have regularly met up. In the time that has passed my life...