Don’t feed the fear gremlins

Don’t feed the fear gremlins

Eleanor Roosevelt is quoted as saying “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do” What a powerful, motivating statement this is!...
Breakdown or breakthrough?  YOU decide!

Breakdown or breakthrough? YOU decide!

This is part of a series of blog posts in which I share 13 of the (many!) lessons I learned when I fell apart and put myself back together again.  The post starts here When I finished my teaching degree in 2001 after 4 challenging years, I returned to the Rhondda...
13 lessons I learned from falling apart

13 lessons I learned from falling apart

From my early 20’s, I seemed to court drama and disaster in my life.  It wasn’t all bad, there were some wonderful moments, but there always seemed to be darkness on the horizon.   I drank FAR too much, using alcohol as my hiding place from myself, and,...
Finding and soothing the inner critic!

Finding and soothing the inner critic!

When I was in school I developed an intense crush on one of the best looking boys in my year group. It was painful! I was the weird, socially awkward, deeply uncool girl with big teeth, weird hair and a mouth FULL of orthodontic work. He was GORGEOUS and so very cool....
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