“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength”. Those were the first words that came to my mind when I was feeling slightly stressed and overwhelmed by the enormity of life recently. Whether you work a 9 to 5 or attend college or university for sporadic hours throughout the week; whether you’re… Continue Reading →
If you’ve heard of affirmations, tried to use them in your life, and feel as though they just aren’t working, please don’t ask for a refund just yet! It’s not that they don’t work, it may be that you’re doing it wrong. And that’s not your fault! You simply need somebody to show you how… Continue Reading →
When finishing 11th in the world feels like failure. That’s what I originally wanted to title this blog in the immediate aftermath of my Olympic final. But thankfully I’ve had a week to reflect. (I drafted this blog on 10th August!) With friends, family and fans of the sport sending encouraging messages and celebrating my… Continue Reading →
Do you ever wish you could celebrate yourself the way kids do at every single achievement – big or small?!
I was at the hairdressers this week and one of the women in the shop saw her son do something that obviously warranted celebration because she kept repeating this phrase with incredible enthusiasm: ‘Clap for yourself. Clap for yourself!’
When was the last time you clapped for yourself like this?
Last week was filled with positive events I’m keen to celebrate here for posterity and simply to keep me (and you, my dedicated reader!) smiling. As I try to post these blogs every Wednesday with a #WellnessWednesday theme and because the latter end of last week was a little bit miserable emotionally (we all have… Continue Reading →
Fuelled by positive media write-ups Did you see these two articles written by the Finnish media about me the day preceding the Paavo Nurmi Games, Turku? It may sound odd, but reading these gave me a confidence-boost despite the interrupted preparation. Because it made me think, well, if they want to share my story with… Continue Reading →
Hey guys, at the weekend Instagram reminded me that I ruptured my Achilles four years ago. (Thanks, Insta…) Anyway, that got me thinking, along with other questions that I received following sharing the post – how did I recover so well? What got me through the other side? How am I doing now? So here’s… Continue Reading →
As a reminder, everything I write about (and think about and pray about) boils down to this: How can I live my best life whilst inspiring and equipping others to live their best lives too?
Inspiration comes through my achievements and my failings…
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… Continue Reading →