Why your kids are under-achieving

“I’m so dumb!”

That’s what one of my students (let’s call her Sarah) seems to have picked up recently.

Wherever she discovered the phrase, I’m not worried because ‘dumb’ is neither an absolute, nor her truth.

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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…

Drop your ‘T’s. Do what you cannot do. 

Dear Students, Be fearless. Try and fail. Do things you ‘cannot ‘ do. As an athlete, if I run or jump with fear my performances are sub-par; the fear is evident and it stops me from performing at my best. It is better to be driven by love or at least to enjoy the process,…

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…

Best places to eat well in Barcelona!

Are you about to visit Barcelona or currently sat in your hotel or apartment wondering where to eat in Barcelona? Well, here’s a few ideas to inspire and satisfy you… Carballeira, la Barcelonetta Lunch or Dinner… You won’t have tasted as sublime, thin-sliced baked potatoes as these. The sea bass was not the best I…

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…