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What I Really Really Want

What I Really Really Want

Like a good entrepreneur, I've been spending time working 'on' my business, not just 'in' my business over the last few weeks, watching webinars, reading books, mindmapping different business models, attending business retreats...and generally overwhelming my brain...

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Freedom from The Tyranny of Duty

Freedom from The Tyranny of Duty

As a recovering pleaser, I've spent much of my life trying to be a 'good girl'. Conscientious, hardworking, respectful, putting the needs of others before myself. I've tried to do the right thing, step up and take responsibility, be dependent and reliable. And I like...

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A Blast from the Past to Help Me Face Fear

A Blast from the Past to Help Me Face Fear

Funny what we forget. I’ve been trawling through my old blog posts and articles recently as I’m in the process of rebranding and refocussing the work I do in Tea & Empathy. The blog’s been going nearly 3 years now, and with only a handful of exceptions (most due...

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Letting Go of The Fantasy

Letting Go of The Fantasy

Do you get frustrated that you haven't achieved what you wanted to achieve, that your fitness isn't what it should be, that your boss or partner doesn't treat you right, that you've made some bad choices in the past - in short, that you, other people and circumstances...

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It’s The Simple Things…

My daughter’s laugh A crisp, clear morning The bright eyed robin who follows me round the garden The crown of an oak silhouetted against the sky Waves lapping on a shore My morning cup of tea Fresh linen and my own bed Curling up with a book by an open fire My...

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Gentle Endings And A Sense Of Renewal

I’m lucky to only have happy associations with Christmas and love this time of family and togetherness. I’m not religious, but I am spiritual. Beyond the hubbub and hype of Christmas day, this time of year always feels very significant to me - especially this week...

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Get To The Root to Stand In Your Beauty

I have a very dear friend and colleague with whom I speak every week. She is one of the rocks in my personal support system and I hugely value our reflection and sharing time together. It’s incredible how often there are parallels in our experiences even though we are...

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Be Strong, Not Tough

Every now and then in my executive coaching or workshops I hear someone describe some really unpleasant, fear based management practices. And some managers who take this kind of style and approach complain that people are too sensitive and should ‘toughen up’. Now, as...

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What Can You Do When Change Is Forced On You?

I made my daughters proud last week, which in turn makes me feel proud! Their school has been forced into special measures and is being very quickly taken over by a Multi Academy Trust. This has made me very angry, because whatever the Ofsted report may say, it is a...

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