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Coaching Blog 38: Twitter’s a Lonely Place

  I’m not cut out for Twitter. I need people to acknowledge I’ve spoken and I hate being thought of as rude for not replying when someone has spoken to me – but I can’t hang around waiting for someone … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 36: Keep a Diary

  Carrying on from my last blog, did you know that keeping a diary lightens your mood and reduces stress ? Studies have shown that people who keep diaries: are admitted to hospital less often and spend fewer days when … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 33: It’s not an allergy – get yourself sorted

On hearing that Jennifer Saunders had won a BAFTA last week, for the fantastic return of Absolutely Fabulous after a 20 year gap, I immediately thought of one of my favourite scenes from the original show. Bemoaning her weight (again) … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 28: Tired of Being Tired ?

When my youngest child was about 7, she would spend hours dancing and singing along to High School Musical 2 – and when I say dancing and singing, I mean complicated steps that seem to have been choreographed by Savion … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 24: Street Wise vs Clever

‘I’d much rather be streetwise than know the capital of Rome’. I’m assuming that like a lot of people, you laughed when (if) you read that quote from Chantelle Houghton – ‘celebrity’ and soon to be mother of Alex Reid’s child … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 23: Happy New Year ?

  Every year we look at the last 12 months and decide that NEXT year, things will be different. We will be thinner We will be fitter Our career direction will change for the better We will be loved We … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 21: To be Missed

When I was a housing officer working in London, before I hand-delivered letters pointing out that a tenant owed the council a whole heap of money, and suggesting they meet me to discuss it, I would take a long, hard sniff … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 12: Stress Management: Look at Your Stomach & Eat Dark Chocolate

  A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked: ‘How heavy is this glass of water?’   Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied: ‘The absolute weight doesn’t … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 10: Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

  A year ago the Observer Newspaper printed an article by Bonnie Ware listing what she had learnt working with terminally ill people during the last few months of their lives. The five most common regrets were: I’d had the … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 4: Stoke vs Manchester City Cup Final

    This is one of my favourite conversations-as-a-joke, it’s old, but it makes me smile each time I read it. Apparently, on being introduced to Her Majesty The Queen, after a Royal Command Performance, Tommy Cooper seized his chance … Continue reading

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