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Coaching Blog 37: School Days

Max: ‘He jumped on me   back, I slipped my jacket off, he went down …… I went in with me boot.’ Paddy: ‘Nowt wrong with   that.’  Max: ‘Quick scissor kick   to the temple … good night my … 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 29: Samantha Brick and Lake Wobegon

People, people, people, Samantha Brick lives on Lake Wobegon……. and let’s leave her there. Ok, life’s a struggle for her because random men pronounce themselves stunned by her beauty; she cannot drink all of the bottles of champagne sent in … 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 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 9: Holidays – What Are They Good For ?

  I used to spend my holidays reading, reading and reading – catching up on my annual New Year’s Resolution to read a book a month (in fact, if it wasn’t for the 6 books I invariably read in 2 … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 7: Diets Don’t Work

  The annual planning for Bikini Season is firmly with us – those difficult weeks when magazines and newspapers advise all women to ‘shape up for Summer.’   If diets worked this annual ritual would not exist – we would … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 5: International Families Day

    May 15th was International Families Day. For some reason, the title always makes me think of Mary Poppins. I have visions of ‘families’, i.e. man, wife and 2 lovely and well-behaved children having a self-congratulatory meal together to … Continue reading

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