I've been in the room for a fair few memorable team captain speeches. But, perhaps for the pure simplicity of it, Jodie Williams' 2021 European Indoor Champs speech is the stickiest. Two words: Back yourself. It sticks all the more because of what I know (who really knows what someone has or is going through?)… Continue reading 2022 Part 2: Three Questions to ask for a better shot next time!
The Importance of Something New for a Self-Esteem Boost!
Last night I did something I've never done before!
Adulting is hard sometimes, but I’ve got you!
Do you ever just want to cry for no real reason? That was me on Monday. Adulting is hard sometimes! I was just despondent and disappointed and feeling a little bit like I had lost control for a moment. Life has been going relatively well this 2017, so this bump in the road felt more… Continue reading Adulting is hard sometimes, but I’ve got you!
Space to grow – Lifelong Learning
Today in rehab I was falling over the place. It was exhausting, and I would say embarrassing too but thankfully not many people were there to witness the debacle. The ones who were there probably didn't even notice or care! But through it all I realised these many blunders would take me to a higher… Continue reading Space to grow – Lifelong Learning
Try a little, live a lot!
As an educator and an intrinsically competitive, type A personality, I get more annoyed when children and adults give up too soon or refuse to try at all than if they try and get the answer wrong, or try and lose. You don't try. Why? Because you're afraid. So giving in to fear and sitting… Continue reading Try a little, live a lot!
I’m Not Ready! Dealing with Life’s Curveballs
I thought I had four years to prepare for my retirement in which time I would have built up a successful business(es), found my future hubby and be preparing to elope and spend all the wedding money on a 6 month around-the-world adventure/relaxing/exploratory honeymoon.
But I’m four years’ early...
Is it really the taking part that counts? #OlympicDay
“On this date back in 1894, the modern Olympic Games were born…” What I learned at a Junior School Sports Day... It’s not the winning, but the taking part that counts. In the past – even in the very recent past – when I’ve heard this phrase I’ve shuddered, shaken my head and felt inner… Continue reading Is it really the taking part that counts? #OlympicDay
Persistent Pursuit of Progression – An Interview with Mikel Thomas
Stats: Country: Trinidad & Tobago Discipline: 110m Hurdles Noteworthy Accolades: 2x Olympian, National Record Holder Current World Ranking: 11th Highest World Ranking: 5th SB: 13.32seconds PB: 13.19seconds Persistent Pursuit of Progression Defining success as the ‘persistent pursuit of progression’, Mikel has ‘never been afraid to dream’. Whilst a lot of us – myself included, at… Continue reading Persistent Pursuit of Progression – An Interview with Mikel Thomas
How to handle being overwhelmed by life
I have so many favourite Bible passages, but here is one of my top five But now, this is what the Lord says – He who created you, O Jacob, He who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass… Continue reading How to handle being overwhelmed by life
Initially I wondered: Perfectionism: Is it a blessing or a curse? But I quickly answered that question in a matter of seconds – it’s certainly not a blessing for me! There is a preponderance of negative words associated with perfectionism when mentioned in conversation or in relation to attitudes and behaviours. Recently, there has been… Continue reading Overcoming Perfectionism