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Confessions of a Coach.

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Just a heads up, coaches are human and need help too! In the words of Mr. Shakespeare, “If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die?” On Tuesday my eldest son and his girlfriend packed their lives into 2 rucksacks and boarded a plane to …

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September Sunflower Sadness

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September has always heralded great sadness and, simultaneously, tremendous joy to me. The month when children return to school or university, after the long, lazy, days of summer. Parents return to work after stealing time with their families to reset and recharge. The carefree summer days seem to be evaporating before my eyes. The sunflowers that were planted, loved, watered …

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The Matrix Saved My Life!

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The Matrix did save my life, but Neo, Morpheus and Trinity were no where in sight! If I heard these words once I heard them a hundred times; ‘No sorry we can’t come to your dinner party in 5 weeks time, we are booked then’. ‘Oh sorry to miss your BBQ, but we won’t be here in August’. RSVP’s to …

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Meditation not Medication

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What on earth are you thinking how can meditation be better than medication? Well let’s ask Dr. Chris Van Tulleken who presents on a  BBC 1 programme called “The doctor who gave up drugs” season 2 has just started, the content is informative with shocking statistics about how we heavily medicate our children. It was so good I watched it twice. …

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My Life is a Nightmare.

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As I reach into my bag to retrieve the ringing phone, I realize it’s not mine. Holding it out at arms length, like a dirty sock, I ask if anyone owns it? Not really waiting for a response, I am hit by another thought, of where is my phone and whose bag am I carrying? The still ringing phone is …

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Mindful Family Fun Sessions!

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When we learn with others it galvanises our intention and we are more likely to keep up the practice. When we learn as a family, we share an experience that has a ripple effect of positive behaviours. We can all benefit from a little Mindfulness in our lives. If you are wondering still why you should invest time in MINDFULNESS …

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10 Top Confidence Tips for Children

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Unconditional Love When you show children that your love for them is unconditional, not based on their achievements, their self talk is more positive. When they make mistakes, they are more likely to pick themselves up and try again. Mistakes become part of learning and criticising or shaming are no longer part of their vocabulary, if you remain consistent and …

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Love a Happy Pig!

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1 Minute Read Two years ago I was in Ho Chi Minh City for Chinese New Year on my way through Vietnam heading for Cambodia. Surfing the net today I found these photos from BBC Asia illustrating beautifully, the colour, passion and how people celebrate throughout Asia. Illuminated red sails of the Sydney Opera house, people rushing to get home …

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Adding a Touch of Colour!

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31 days of endless drab grey skies, paying my tax and nature in a state of stasis. I usually try to escape, heading off on trips to broaden my mind, feed my soul and recharge. My Mums Gap Year page will tell you all  about the adventures I have been on so far.Well this year has been different. I stayed in the UK …