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Why I'm not perfect, despite being a coach

Confession of a coach - I’m not perfect and I haven’t got it all sorted! 

Phew! It’s good to get that out. Sometimes I’m so busy being the coach, I forget to admit I’m also me! 

Do you ever have moments where you just feel at the end of your limit?

We all know what burnout feels like, what overwhelm feels like.  When the plates spin too fast, or when haphazard hormones get the better of us. When you are literally at the end of your...

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10 lessons I’ve learned as a MidLifer.

*1. Everything is up for interpretation. Every event, every interaction, every reaction and response, every thought, and yes, every one of my beliefs. All are up for interpretation depending what lens I am looking through, and instead of clinging to my ego-led chains for dear life, I am free to grow, change, evolve and prioritise. How liberating!

*2. I have much less control of all the things I thought I should when I was younger, and so much more control over the things I assumed I...

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The happiness of habit hacking

Find habit forming hard? My habit hacking might just help! Habit Hacking simply either adapts or re-engineers an existing habit or routine.

Habits are how you live your life. They make it easier because you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time you repeat tasks often. The downside however is also that you don’t reinvent the wheel, therefore performing the habit without thinking at all. Researchers believe at least 40% of our days are lived this way.

Which is why at midlife,...

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How to be happy now, not when.

 A lot of my coaching work is about helping women work out how to be happy.

Of course that’s not necessarily what they say when they come to me, but essentially, for all of us, that is our ultimate goal, isn’t it?

So maybe it’s about figuring out who they are after a divorce or separation, or after years of child-care-and-parent-care-and-relationship-care, and they went to remember what it feels like to have self-care.

Or often it’s about a career change; a new...

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Money Mindset and Women

Women have had a complicated relationship with money since history began - in large part because they had little or no direct control over it for most of that history.  As a woman who runs two businesses (one as a copywriter trying to price her work, and one as a coach - again pricing, but also working with women and mindset), I understand all too well how women can often struggle to find confidence around money - in terms of negotiating for it, pricing their work, or creating a longterm...

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Challenge yourself for International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day!

The theme this year is #choosetochallenge which couldn’t reflect more the work I do as The Midlife coach;

    • helping women challenge the stale stereotypes of midage and take advantage of the new reality that it is now a decades-long, vibrant stage of life full of possibility and potential
    • helping women challenge the habits that run their lives, and beliefs they have about themselves and their potential
    • helping women challenge the idea that...
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People Pleasing Your Future Self

Do you ever wonder what your future self will thank you for?  What she desperately needs you to start, or keep doing so that she can be living a vibrant, healthy life?

What she will be really grateful you made the hard decision to do now?

How she will be so proud of you in the way you overcame a challenge?

Why will she look back and laugh with joy at what you did today or tomorrow?

What expectations can you drop that she will reap the reward from?

What beliefs that you hold about...

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Why Women have to Win at Health in MidLife.

I often carry out an initial general audit with new clients, because regardless of the issue they want to address, the elements of our lives are intertwined, and none more so than health. It’s crucial for women from their late 30’s onwards to understand their body’s biological journey, and how to travel through it as easily as possible. This article reinforces the most important message to women in midlife - mind your health and take charge of your body, and I’m...

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Three Steps of Managing Mid-Life Menopause

3 Steps to Managing Menopause

(rather than being taken hostage by it).

It was the bus ride home from town that finally convinced me that ‘life as I knew it’ had ended. As we lumbered through Rathmines, I glanced nervously at the people around me, wondering could any of them tell?  Numb with fear, I was a stationary tornado of crippling thoughts, catastrophising about how, at the age of just 48, I would soon have to give up my young children and require constant care; no...

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What life would you choose, if you thought you had a choice?

For five and a half years I had to leave my babies every other weekend, and drive (crying for them) for nearly three hours from Dublin to Belfast to care for my mum after her stroke. I would spend the next 36 hours confined in her bed-bound room, trying to converse with a woman who had loved me my whole life, but who could no longer speak to me. Then I would drive for nearly three hours home (crying for her). For five and a half years.

I’d had no choice.

My dad desperately needed support...

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