Motivation, Inspiration and Insights!

Life is full of moments.

Time to observe, witness, notice and reflect. Join me, my friends and guests, as we explore what these mean for us and for those around us.

I love nature so many of my experiences are derived from walks with my trusty pup and companion, Lyrabell.

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As Lockdown Eases - June till . . . 2020

Insights, observations, thoughts, inspiration, guidance and suggestions as we navigate our way through the changes as businesses and activities open up post Phase 1 Coronavirus lockdown, during this global pandemic

Stretch yourslef, feel amazing - Day 27: UK Lockdown

This is Life - Find your Flow!

Looking at life through the parallel of paddling along a river. Knowing when to pause, to look and enjoy, to seek expert guidance, to share the moment.

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What is important? - Day29 UK Lockdown

Brightness abounds. Be open to what might be next... 

In the flow of life we experience a range or events and emotions. These will impact us. Be like a river use experts to accelerate change.

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calmness with bluebells - day 44 UK Lockdown

Boost your immunity, increase your Vitamin D and Zinc

There is growing scientific evidence for increasing the levels of Vitamin D and Zinc in our diet. Boost your immune system with a balanced healthy lifestyle.

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field with beautiful lines - day 39 UK lockdown

A Perfect Gift - is there such a thing?

What is a perfect gift? I am a natural giver, but I am not a natural receiver, so what does make my heart sing and how do I gracefully and gratefully receive?

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Learning new skills - pup swimming in the river before a grooming session

How to feel gratitude in the face of adversity

When it's tough it is hard to be grateful and say thanks for what we are experiencing. We miss/don't notice the good times. We don't see the beauty in the lessons.

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UK Lockdown - 18 April 2020: Connecting and Engaging

When you are challenged, how do you react?

Feeling cold but inspired by some good reads. Sometimes life has an interesting way of reminding us to pause and look with a different perspective!

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Parallel lives

Here we go again... Back into restrictive measures as C-19 cases rise

A personal blog with thoughts and observations of life as explore living with the threat of C-19 all around us. 

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The JOY of trying. Keeping the fun and finding the joy in life!

Stopping, thinking, appreciating and seeing what brings me joy has created so much more in my life. What brings you joy? Isn't it time to find out?

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Death, taxes and mistakes

Bungee Jump - A Leap of Faith

There is only one way to do a bungee jump... Just Leap! Having the courage to just do something and failing forward into the results keeps us moving and growing.

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Unmasking, masking, normality - Day 34 UK lockdown

The cast is off, the work begins to rebuild strength and flexibility

Every cloud has a silver lining. The rainbow on Friday night helped me see that there is brightness and hope despite the initial gloom.

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Brimming with potential or just drifting - how are you doing?

Suggestions on keeping motivated. Looking at what we are learning about ourselves during lockdown. Working and sleeping - finding the balance and routine.

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UK Lockdown - 15 April 2020: I'm not ready!

I'm not ready!

When will lockdown end? As disruptive as it is, I'm not yet ready to go back to 'normal'. But, what is normal now? What have I learnt through this process?

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Planning provides structure and success

Why do we do anything at all? What is expected of us during the Covid-19 crisis lockdown? Are we better off with a structure / plan or just going with the flow?

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UK Lockdown - 13 April 2020: Fluffy dogs and daisies

Nature continues regardless... Are you resisting or flowing?

Trees are in leaf, flowers are blooming, dogs need a haircut... Are you finding a routine that works & keeps you in flow, or are you stuck, or even floundering?

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UK Lockdown - 12 April 2020: What you need to do!

What you need to do!

Nine pointers to support those left behind. Preparing for the day when we leave our body... Death leaves destruction if we don't share what we want. 

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UK Lockdown - 12 April 2020: No right or wrong way

No Right or Wrong Way

How do we deal with death? How do we support our friends who have lost someone dear to them? How do we come to terms with death during lockdown?

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UK Lockdown - 11 April 2020: Frustrations, Emotions, Reactions

Frustrations and emotions lead to abnormal reactions...

Interesting to observe the triggers and reactions to incidents of arguably poor behaviour. The need to confirm is high. A matter of life or death?

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UK Lockdown - 9 April 2020: Shining the Light on the World

Shining the spotlight on our humanity

Thoughts, musings and observations from the week before Easter. Relationships, business, creativity, community and opportunities to do things differently.

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UK Lockdown - 6 April 2020: It has to change!

It has to change!

That moment when we realise our life is not giving us joy or meaning, perhaps it is giving pain. This is the time when something has to change - where and how?

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UK Lockdown - 5 April 2020: Surviving Aloneness

Surviving Aloneness

Being alone and feeling lonely? Living alone and experiencing aloneness for the first time has been a challenge. I'm sharing my ways of coping.

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UK Lockdown - 4 April 2020: Keep talking and Seek Support

Be aware of how you are feeling

We need to keep talking. Be aware of the messages around you - the media is full of noise and negativity. Find positiveness. Protect your mental wellbeing.

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The UK Lockdown Series - May 2020

Insights, observations, thoughts, inspiration, guidance and suggestions as we navigate our way through the Coronavirus lockdown, during this global pandemic

Unmasking, masking, normality - Day 34 UK lockdown

Being adaptable and going with the flow...

As we head towards more changes how are you feeling? Apprehensive, excited, relieved? Are you being present and noticing the moment? Creating memories?

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calmness with bluebells - day 44 UK Lockdown

Taking time to breath - Finding calm amidst the uncertainty

The unknown is creating pressure. Are you maintaining the positives that you can control? Exercise, good food, regular sleeping and great routines?

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field with beautiful lines - day 39 UK lockdown

Time to reflect and wisen up, make defined purposeful changes...

What changes are needed in your world right now? A time to be consciously creating the future you desire. Creating space and purpose for you, home, work, play.

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Learning new skills - pup swimming in the river before a grooming session

Bravely learning new skills: grooming a schnauzer for the first time!

A different sort of Sunday. Learning new skills while clipping my fluffy schnauzer, for the first time, after a swim in the river. Foraging wild garlic. 

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Parallel lives

Parallel lines or parallel lives

What if we had made a different decision? How would our life look now? No regrets. Know that small tweaks make big changes - you can adjust every step of the way.

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Keep talking and lean in to the connections and support around you

It is time to #GetBritainTalking. In fact it is time to talk globally. Connect and share. It is ok to wobble. Talking and leaning in to the support around you.

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Death, taxes and mistakes

Death, Taxes and Mistakes..

Is it fear that stops you being great? Being that best version of you? Showing up as procrastination? Can you accept making mistakes and then forgive yourself?

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What is important? - Day29 UK Lockdown

Finding me again.. and doing what is important!

Five ideas to focus on you and what is really important for your wellbeing - mental, emotional and physical. Using our time wisely. Adding value to our day.

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Stretch yourslef, feel amazing - Day 27: UK Lockdown

What are you going to do today to make you feel good?

Doing small things everyday that make you feel good. Consistency creates a routine, which creates a habit, which sets you up for an amazing day. Feel Amazing.

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UK Lockdown - 18 April 2020: Connecting and Engaging

A time to connect and rediscover family bonds and friendship

It might be a global crisis that has brought us together. But how amazing to connect and enjoy time with family and friends whom we haven't spoken to in decades...

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Brimming with potential or just drifting - how are you doing?

Suggestions on keeping motivated. Looking at what we are learning about ourselves during lockdown. Working and sleeping - finding the balance and routine.

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UK Lockdown - 15 April 2020: I'm not ready!

I'm not ready!

When will lockdown end? As disruptive as it is, I'm not yet ready to go back to 'normal'. But, what is normal now? What have I learnt through this process?

R E A D
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Planning provides structure and success

Why do we do anything at all? What is expected of us during the Covid-19 crisis lockdown? Are we better off with a structure / plan or just going with the flow?

R E A D
UK Lockdown - 13 April 2020: Fluffy dogs and daisies

Nature continues regardless... Are you resisting or flowing?

Trees are in leaf, flowers are blooming, dogs need a haircut... Are you finding a routine that works & keeps you in flow, or are you stuck, or even floundering?

R E A D
UK Lockdown - 12 April 2020: What you need to do!

What you need to do!

Nine pointers to support those left behind. Preparing for the day when we leave our body... Death leaves destruction if we don't share what we want. 

R E A D
UK Lockdown - 12 April 2020: No right or wrong way

No Right or Wrong Way

How do we deal with death? How do we support our friends who have lost someone dear to them? How do we come to terms with death during lockdown?

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UK Lockdown - 11 April 2020: Frustrations, Emotions, Reactions

Frustrations and emotions lead to abnormal reactions...

Interesting to observe the triggers and reactions to incidents of arguably poor behaviour. The need to confirm is high. A matter of life or death?

R E A D
UK Lockdown - 9 April 2020: Shining the Light on the World

Shining the spotlight on our humanity

Thoughts, musings and observations from the week before Easter. Relationships, business, creativity, community and opportunities to do things differently.

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UK Lockdown - 6 April 2020: It has to change!

It has to change!

That moment when we realise our life is not giving us joy or meaning, perhaps it is giving pain. This is the time when something has to change - where and how?

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UK Lockdown - 5 April 2020: Surviving Aloneness

Surviving Aloneness

Being alone and feeling lonely? Living alone and experiencing aloneness for the first time has been a challenge. I'm sharing my ways of coping.

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UK Lockdown - 4 April 2020: Keep talking and Seek Support

Be aware of how you are feeling

We need to keep talking. Be aware of the messages around you - the media is full of noise and negativity. Find positiveness. Protect your mental wellbeing.

R E A D

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The UK Lockdown Series - April 2020

Insights, observations, thoughts, inspiration, guidance and suggestions as we navigate our way through the Coronavirus lockdown, during this global pandemic

Tall hedgerow plants standing tall together

Supporting and being supported. Connecting and being creative.

As much as we want to support others we also need to accept support from others. Now it is time to be creative and find ways to connect, to listen, and be positive.

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Can you accept and love yourself, just the way you are?

As we slow down, start to enjoy things we never had time for, see 'celebrities' as normal, are you able to really look, listen and see the magnificence of you?

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Unmasking, masking, normality - Day 34 UK lockdown

Masking, unmasking and exploration of "normality"

What masks are we shedding, to be replaced by masks that hide our smile? What is normality. Is it just a perception that we create with masks of expectation?

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Learning new skills - pup swimming in the river before a grooming session

Bravely learning new skills: grooming a schnauzer for the first time!

A different sort of Sunday. Learning new skills while clipping my fluffy schnauzer, for the first time, after a swim in the river. Foraging wild garlic. 

R E A D
Parallel lives

Parallel lines or parallel lives

What if we had made a different decision? How would our life look now? No regrets. Know that small tweaks make big changes - you can adjust every step of the way.

R E A D
Placeholder Image

Keep talking and lean in to the connections and support around you

It is time to #GetBritainTalking. In fact it is time to talk globally. Connect and share. It is ok to wobble. Talking and leaning in to the support around you.

R E A D
Death, taxes and mistakes

Death, Taxes and Mistakes..

Is it fear that stops you being great? Being that best version of you? Showing up as procrastination? Can you accept making mistakes and then forgive yourself?

R E A D
What is important? - Day29 UK Lockdown

Finding me again.. and doing what is important!

Five ideas to focus on you and what is really important for your wellbeing - mental, emotional and physical. Using our time wisely. Adding value to our day.

R E A D
Stretch yourslef, feel amazing - Day 27: UK Lockdown

What are you going to do today to make you feel good?

Doing small things everyday that make you feel good. Consistency creates a routine, which creates a habit, which sets you up for an amazing day. Feel Amazing.

R E A D
UK Lockdown - 18 April 2020: Connecting and Engaging

A time to connect and rediscover family bonds and friendship

It might be a global crisis that has brought us together. But how amazing to connect and enjoy time with family and friends whom we haven't spoken to in decades...

R E A D
Placeholder Image

Brimming with potential or just drifting - how are you doing?

Suggestions on keeping motivated. Looking at what we are learning about ourselves during lockdown. Working and sleeping - finding the balance and routine.

R E A D
UK Lockdown - 15 April 2020: I'm not ready!

I'm not ready!

When will lockdown end? As disruptive as it is, I'm not yet ready to go back to 'normal'. But, what is normal now? What have I learnt through this process?

R E A D
Placeholder Image

Planning provides structure and success

Why do we do anything at all? What is expected of us during the Covid-19 crisis lockdown? Are we better off with a structure / plan or just going with the flow?

R E A D
UK Lockdown - 13 April 2020: Fluffy dogs and daisies

Nature continues regardless... Are you resisting or flowing?

Trees are in leaf, flowers are blooming, dogs need a haircut... Are you finding a routine that works & keeps you in flow, or are you stuck, or even floundering?

R E A D
UK Lockdown - 12 April 2020: What you need to do!

What you need to do!

Nine pointers to support those left behind. Preparing for the day when we leave our body... Death leaves destruction if we don't share what we want. 

R E A D
UK Lockdown - 12 April 2020: No right or wrong way

No Right or Wrong Way

How do we deal with death? How do we support our friends who have lost someone dear to them? How do we come to terms with death during lockdown?

R E A D
UK Lockdown - 11 April 2020: Frustrations, Emotions, Reactions

Frustrations and emotions lead to abnormal reactions...

Interesting to observe the triggers and reactions to incidents of arguably poor behaviour. The need to confirm is high. A matter of life or death?

R E A D
UK Lockdown - 9 April 2020: Shining the Light on the World

Shining the spotlight on our humanity

Thoughts, musings and observations from the week before Easter. Relationships, business, creativity, community and opportunities to do things differently.

R E A D
UK Lockdown - 6 April 2020: It has to change!

It has to change!

That moment when we realise our life is not giving us joy or meaning, perhaps it is giving pain. This is the time when something has to change - where and how?

R E A D
UK Lockdown - 5 April 2020: Surviving Aloneness

Surviving Aloneness

Being alone and feeling lonely? Living alone and experiencing aloneness for the first time has been a challenge. I'm sharing my ways of coping.

R E A D
UK Lockdown - 4 April 2020: Keep talking and Seek Support

Be aware of how you are feeling

We need to keep talking. Be aware of the messages around you - the media is full of noise and negativity. Find positiveness. Protect your mental wellbeing.

R E A D

Pre Covid-19 Lockdown

Yes there was such a time...

UK Lockdown - 18 April 2020: Connecting and Engaging

Time to take responsibility for our health and happiness

5 ways to keep healthy. By supporting our own amazing immune systems we have the capacity to build our own resistance to the coronavirus covid-19.  

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Pause, Breathe, Reset...

Make the most of every moment, however fleeting. Take time to breathe, stretch and walk mindfully in nature, resetting your brain through the pause in your focus.

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Your Future is in Your Hands - Start 2020 Pause, Listen, Dream Big

Your future is in your hands. As we start 2020 take time to Pause... to Listen... to Dream Big... Create your reality by setting clear intentions. 

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UK Lockdown - 15 April 2020: I'm not ready!

Be Amazing - Take Time To Notice and Enjoy The Beauty All Around

Three consecutive days of noticing the weather, the light, the environment, my feelings. Keep going, 'make it happen', even when less enthusiastic.

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UK Lockdown - 12 April 2020: What you need to do!

Take Time to Pause and Reflect as we leave the 'Decade of the Teens'

At the Full Moon our minds are open to witness. Take time to reflect on the lessons of the last decade. The 'Teens' have delivered, both good and not so good. How have they been for you?

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UK Lockdown - 12 April 2020: No right or wrong way

Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and in life

Mental health and the impacts of dyslexia, work life stress, exercise, nature, friends and creativity. Managing our mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.

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News, views, tips and suggestions shared weekly 

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