The Pause – the next chapter
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Diving to the depths, the journey of coaching

  I’ve been a diver for ten years.  I adore the mystery and magic of diving to the depths.  Looking out into the blue, the world takes on a different perspective. The vastness, the beauty, the challenge, the danger.  It all feels real. Diving to the depths I feel alive.  Present.  Connected.  Stretched. Yesterday I realised this is the journey of coaching for my clients. It was a usual day … Continued

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Running late for life

“I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date.” The White Rabbit’s ditty to Alice rang through my ears, synchronised to the beat of my feet pounding on the pavement. I was running to yoga. The irony was not lost! A friend once said that lateness was a sign you haven’t been looking after your own needs. I paused. Where wasn’t I taking care of myself? Caring for yourself is … Continued

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Celebrating 18 months in the making

I was on holiday a couple of weeks ago, and something new happened. I received three enquiries through my website. One for coaching, one for a weekend retreat and a third for the Instant Pause. What’s interesting about that? Well, it’s a significant shift in how new clients connect with me.  These were my first website enquires.  Until now my business has been referral based.  Someone I know works with … Continued

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There’s no place like home

I was moving home. Travel lightly she advised. Me? Travel lightly? Didn’t she know? For ten years or more I have been living like a modern day nomad. A couple of years here.  A couple more there.  Never more than three at a time. I found myself ready to move again. One more time. Yet in all this movement I had never travelled lightly, It’s just not my thing. You … Continued

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Time stands still

I dance in the unknown. Playing a waiting game in the space between. A trapeze artist frozen mid air. Not knowing if life will catch me or if I will fall. As time stands still. Breath held. Waiting. Watching. As time stands still. Preferring the thrill of movement. The familiar forward momentum. The satisfaction of achieving results. This stillness is unbearable. As time stands still. Yet within the nothing, something … Continued

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Landing gently from the brink of burnout

I arrived to the log burner taking an unseasonal chill from the August air, knowing I was on the brink of burnout. Candles glowed on the mantelpiece, as I headed straight to the bed my body dreams of in my weariest moments. Exhausted, I slipped into a deep sleep before I could even sip my favourite peppermint tea. I had arrived back at Agape Cottage, and was already booking my … Continued

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You can only truly be brave if you’re scared

You’re brave they kept saying. I didn’t really understand it. What were they seeing that I didn’t understand? I had left a relationship with a man I still loved. Let go of the security he provided, and stepped into the unknown. For the first time in my life I had removed myself from my beloved ocean. My source, my healer, my natural rhythm. Until now I had never been more … Continued

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How to manage anxiety by doing what’s counter intuitive

As I write this post I realise I need to manage my own anxiety! I’m all for personal growth.  For more than ten years I have been on a voyage of discovery.  Travelling deep inside, understanding myself, so that I can be at my best in my life and my work. Mostly I get to manage the speed and pace of this development journey.  Choosing a course here, therapy there, … Continued

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Let me flow

Let me flow. It’s not a static thing you can learn. You can’t work it out. Just let me flow. Sometimes it will be one way. Other times it won’t. Sometimes this way, sometimes that. Being OK with that is accepting me for me. You’re my riverbank. Supporting.  Holding. Structured, strong and firm. Let me flow. I’m spontaneous, decisions based on how I feel, in this moment. Right here.  Right now. It’s … Continued

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