Book Review

No Monday blog today I’m afraid.  Instead, I thought I would do a couple of book reviews. I’m reading like a crazy person at the moment, since I have a lot to catch up on having never been a big reader before. They say the best authors read a lot, so I’m now cramming in…

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Why It’s Time to Leave Your Comfort Zone…

When I was in my forties, I went through a massive ‘self-development’ phase. I would hungrily devour tons of books like Andrew Carnegie’s ‘Think and Grow Rich’, ‘The Giant Within’ and of course, my favourite, ‘The Miracle Morning’ by Hal Elrod. I thrived on pushing myself outside my comfort zone and was always amazed at…

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Dysfunctional Families

Dysfunctional families have a long-term impact way beyond childhood. How does the old adage go “every generation… blames the one before”. Sadly, the dysfunction often does indeed seep into the continuing generations. Sometimes you have to divorce your family… Something I’ve learned on my journey to understand and to heal from a broken family, is…

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Self-care isn’t selfish

When life is just too busy… What is this self-care that everyone bangs on about these days? Are you someone that hasn’t got the foggiest what it’s all about or indeed why you should be engaging in a little of it? It’s for people who struggle with their mental health, right?  No. Not necessarily.  I…

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from dark to light

How Facing Your Fears Can Transform Mental Health.

So I mentioned in my previous blog how I struggled with a mini bout of anxiety recently. It happened about one month ago (May 2021), around the time when a great deal was changing in my life: my career, my dad passing, one of my daughters struggling with a traumatic set of circumstances, coming out…

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Make Failure Your Friend

How often have you found yourself scared to start something for fear of failing? Or beaten yourself up when things haven’t turned out as you had hoped? Fear of failure can be a massive obstacle for so many of us when making decisions, trying something new, or perhaps looking for a new career path.  When…

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A Positive Change in 2020

Write about a positive change you made or a discovery about yourself in 2020 that celebrates the authentic you and tie it into one of the three prizes. I’m a sucker for a bit of competition; probably due to my dad constantly challenging me as a child with endless games of backgammon and table tennis…

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Don’t Sit on a Cactus

So, life throws us all a cactus at times doesn’t it? Something difficult and prickly to deal with that we don’t much like. It could be in the form of a difficult person (and let’s face it, cacti do have a few pricks), a difficult day or perhaps a difficult change. Now it’s not quite the same…

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Nikki Rodwell

Bear Hunt

So, who’s familiar with the children’s book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Bunt?’ I used to read this to all 3 of my daughters what seems like a lifetime ago now. However, I still quote it to this day when they have their struggles in life and they instantly know what the message is, which…

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