Atonement for the Social Media Sin

I’m having one of those days where everything kind of sucks.

I’m having one of those weeks actually.

Comparing my life to celebs, friends and strangers is the way to happiness, right?

Grow daily with this one 10- minute practice 

What could I have done better today? My response is often, I could have been more patient with other drivers and given way to somebody at the intersection or I could have stopped for a moment to spend a few minutes with…

4 things you can do to THRIVE TODAY & experience an incredible weekend!

We are body, heart, mind and spirit. Today I’ve engaged my spirit through prayer and meditating upon God’s word, His promises and his goodness. And I’ll continue to practice these good habits throughout the day (especially in the tough times). I’ve given my mind a break from intellectual reading  this past week as I’ve been…

Allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is…

The title of this post is a well-known lyric by the rapper, father and Queen Bey’s bae, Jay-Z. Raise your hand if you knew that! I couldn’t think of a better way to title this post than that, to be honest because as I develop this bio, it is like I am having a reintroduction…

The Power of a Passionate Purpose

This morning I’ve woken up rested; no alarm, no snooze. When that happens I feel as though I am invincible; as though I can fulfil all my wildest dreams and more. Want to know how to do the same so you can feel the same or even better? Go to sleep with a passionate purpose…

Losing weight can be fun…carbs allowed!

I’m back on a health kick. I’m back to being the Fabulous Foodie. Have you missed me? September is my ‘new year, new me’ month. Why? The athlete mindset is this – the end of one season, the beginning of another – and the two seasons are startlingly distinct. The transition from a summer season…

One thing you can say to improve your life right now

Q: On average, what % of our thoughts and words each day are negative? An affirmation is a: neutral, positive or negative thought(s) or word(s) about you or somebody else. Affirmations shape your life. They are so powerful because you believe they are true, whether they are or not. You are who you are because…

Finding Inspiration from International Athletics

Why do you partcipate in or watch sports? To get fit, yes! But also to be inspired and to inspire those around you to work harder, commit to a goal and live with excellence! So to encourage you, let me share with you my top three sport highlights of August! UK Northern League Witton Park…

Barcelona, Las Ramblas Attack – Are we all in this together?

I was in Barcelona the day before this week’s terrorist attack. I only heard about the news after receiving a few messages from concerned friends and family asking me whether I was still there and am I ok. No, I got back yesterday. And yes I’m happy, safe and well in Manchester – well, as…

Are you good enough?

I’m not good enough as I am. What’s my gimmick? What’s my USP? What thing can I find about myself or my story to draw clients in? Obviously I need a gimmick or USP because, by myself, I’m not good enough. What’s the lie you’ve been telling yourself that has been limiting you or your…

How to Live with Confidence

My word for this week is ‘Authority’. I’m reading in the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke & John) about how Jesus cast out demons, healed the sick and came against every negative word or thought with an authority that surprised people. He was able to do that because he knew he was and is the Son…

Monte Gordo, Portugal – Sun, Sea & Sand

Portugal, it’s been real! If rejuvenation and restoration is the aim of your brief encounter with sea, sand and sunshine, here is your travel guide to the Algarve in Portugal, specifically Monte Gordo, a small town beside Villa Real de St Antonio by the Guadiana River. It’s beautiful and will certainly do the trick. The Aparthotel…