Talking is therapy in itself To speak about our thoughts and feelings openly with people we trust, love, like or just know helps in so many ways. The mere act of talking about the things that matter to us often helps put things is perspective. Our worries and problems can subside as we talk them […]
Walking, Coaching and Awakening The benefits of coaching have long been established. To have someone listen to you with their full attention, question you deeply and help you navigate the roller-coaster of life is invaluable. I have been coaching for some years now and before COVID this was usually in a private venue hired for […]
How do your children see you? Our behaviour and attitude matters! Some years ago I came across the poem “Children learn what they live” by Dorothy Law Nolte. It resonated greatly with me, especially as a mother of two primary school children. I printed it off, framed it and put it in the hallway to […]
The Samaritans are extraordinary listeners and in this article Wendy shares some of her own experience and tips to better engage and energise the people in our online meetings. We may be in a virtual world but we can still listen deeply, to understand and connect if we try.
Exam time is that time of year where many children and teenagers are worried and anxious because they have exams coming up. Teachers start to mention dates and revision timetables. Parents start asking questions about whether they are doing enough work. Suddenly, GCSE’s are becoming a reality and it seems to take them by surprise. […]
Lying in bed and it is 6.50am on the 22nd of December, nearly Christmas and the first real day of our holidays. I roll over determined to have a lie in. I try to get back to sleep but my mind and body wants to get up. Ideas always come to me at the weirdest […]
Can I develop more GRIT? It was Ben’s 18th birthday and I woke early, 5am early. I was desperately trying not to let myself worry about his pending trip two days later, inter railing round Europe with his two mates. After all I am a life coach and showing GRIT and rationalising my thoughts should […]
I am so excited to welcome you to my new website and I hope you find it interesting and easy to navigate.
In role as a life coach, I have a lot of sessions with teenagers and it amazes me how many of them say they don’t or can’t talk to their parents.
As it is world book day, I am sharing something that I witnessed last week in Waterstones at the Trafford Centre.
One area of coaching that I am passionate about takes me into schools, where I deliver emotional resilience workshops to teenagers in years 7 up to year 13.
Is persistence the key to success? I was really moved whilst watching Bear Grylls with President Obama on his trip to Alaska.
That ‘Empty Nest’ feeling can happen way before the kids leave home, especially in September when the children are back at school.