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“I am so proud I didn’t believe the lies that anxiety fed me“

This was me 7 years ago. Only a couple of weeks away from giving birth to my first baby. We had no idea what I was having. I was apprehensive like most parents to be yet also very excited. It hadn’t always been that way.Just one year earlier I didn’t even know if I should ever have children. I didn’t think I would ever be good enough. Years before Anxiety had been quite clever at convincing me I would fail. That fear had grown in me over several years and had got quite stuck. Friends, even strangers, would ask “So, when do you think you’ll have children”... “Will you be next?” ...a huge lump of fear would spring up in...

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FRIDAY FEELS LIKE... DISCONNECTING!

YOUR WELLNESS TOOLBOX DAY 92 / 365 FRIDAY FEELS LIKE... DISCONNECTING! I know, I know... I’m always rattling on about the importance of connecting, picking up your phone and connecting with friends and family. I’m not replacing any of that, this is about also connecting with YOU.Sometimes we need to take time to put the phone down, stop the scrolling, disconnect from our external world and spend time reconnecting with ourselves. For many this can be an uncomfortable thing to do. We are so used to spinning plates, running on auto-pilot fuelled by adrenaline, chasing our tails, ignoring our own needs... pushing our emotions further down. So today I encourage you, even it’s for 5 minutes, to disconnect from your...

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FRIDAY FEELS LIKE... STEPPING OUT THE COMFORT ZONE

YOUR WELLNESS TOOLBOX 2021DAY 78 / 365 FRIDAY FEELS LIKE... STEPPING OUT THE COMFORT ZONE!Yesterday I was walking with Swifty (husband) and Ginger through some woods and we came to a T-ree junction (see what I did there!!). We had a choice about which path to take. The options were: PATH A (to the right) - quite clear, not very muddy, we know exactly where it leads to, looks shorter than the other path, been down there before. Easy route and we know where it will take us. The known path. Or PATH B (to the left) - more muddy bath than muddy path, not been down there before, not quite sure where it ends. Looks more challenging. May need...

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SELF-CARE SUNDAY... PAINT 🎨

YOUR WELLNESS TOOLBOX 2021 DAY 73 / 365 SELF-CARE SUNDAY... PAINT Today pick up the paintbrushes, the pens, the pencils, the crayons and create something, release your emotions onto canvas, paper, a wall, the floor... Create Your own masterpiece with Your true emotions. Don’t hold back. It will be good for You!Yesterday the talented and beautiful soul Alison MacLean delivered this gorgeous masterpiece that she has named WATERS OF WELLNESS. I asked her to create something for my new office to celebrate the release of Your Wellness Toolbox. I love it.Ali has captured so many emotions within this beautiful creation. The scars, the highs, the lows, the storm, the calm, the belief, the magic, the passion, overcoming fears... I can...

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FRIDAY FEELS LIKE... SMILING!

YOUR WELLNESS TOOLBOX DAY 71 / 365 FRIDAY FEELS LIKE... SMILING!Do something today that will make you smile! Already today... I’ve put on my new jumper... I’ve been for a walk with the dog in nature... I’ve worked with a lovely Reiki client...I’ve booked in a new corporate client to deliver a talk... All these things made me smile! What can you do today to make you smile and give your brain a boost of feel good endorphins? Maybe play this weeks positive playlist 👇🏻https://solihullradio.podbean.com/e/positive-playlist-23/Have a great Friday xx

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