We have all been there! You miss your bus and then your boss schedules a last minute meeting and you feel like you will never catch up. A friend calls to cancel you evening plans and you are wondering how you will ever make it through the day in one piece!
Taking something personally means we internalise the actions and words from another as part of our self, rather than as something that may really be about the other person. But why do some people take things so personally?
Personal boundaries are the physical, emotional and mental limits we establish to protect ourselves from being manipulated, used, made fun of, taken advantage of or sapped of our good nature and drained of our positivity, wisdom and support.
During my time as a life coach, friend, sister, fiancee, confidant and human I have learned so much about what to do when your friend is sad. So, here are four things I've learned that might help you to help a friend who is feeling sad.
recently I was struck by how shy I became heading in to a breakfast launch event last week. As I was making my way into the room (full of strangers) I couldn’t get over how many people were – how many gorgeous groups of talking women and men! I immediately veered right, straight into the bathroom!
During my time as a life coach, friend, sister, fiancee, confidant and human I have learned so much about what to do when your friend is sad. So, here are four things I've learned that might help you to help a friend who is feeling sad. Here are a five things you can do to avoid burn out!
There are two types of brides to be in this world. Those who have planners, and those who don’t. Nevertheless, I’ve noticed that the presence of a wedding planner does little to ease the anxiety, guilt and paranoia that occasionally creeps in when planning for your big day.
The most common question I get asked as a life coach is “how can I stay on track?”. Having an idea, being inspired to start a side project or nurture yourself esteem or confidence can sometimes feel like the easy part looking back. Keeping the magic alive in the days and weeks later - when the going gets tough and motivation dips - is the challenge.
For some people going make up free isn’t an option, for others it’s no big deal. In 2015, when I first began to challenge myself to not wear make-up it was extremely difficult. My appearance related anxiety began when I was very young. At about 12 years of age I started wearing make-up and at 15 I developed a mild eating disorder. My appearance has always affected my self esteem, and not in a good way!
before you register the domain name, hand in your notice and spend all your savings check out what I have learned about starting a side project; 5 tips that might save you a lot of hassle, heart ache and confusion. Also, don't miss out on some inspiration so make sure to read all the way to the end for a list of ideas to help you get your side project started.
If you have ever felt like you your head is preventing you from becoming a winner, suffer from slumps, choking, psych-outs, negativity or a lack of confidence or if you perform better in practice than at “crunch time” you must learn how to become mentally tough. Here are these 4 strategies to help you up your mental game and develop the mindset of a champion.
Fat shaming is the act of bullying, singling out, discriminating or making fun of a fat person. The reality is fat shaming is an individual bias against people who are perceived as lazy or lacking self control. Could you be fat shaming people without realising it?
Our perception of what it means to be fit and healthy has taken on an obsessive and extreme form. Today’s fitness culture paints exercise as an all or nothing, no pain no gain ritual and as a result walking, bike rides, zumba or low intensity methods are belittled and discredited as inadequate, lazy and dull.
As a fitness professional, not only are you the the gate keepers to healthy and critical conversations to exercise and nutrition but also of self-care and positive body image to every women who walks through your gym.
Do you ever feel jealous of your friends and think 'they must be so happy because of all the great things they have?' Or have you ever thought ‘it was easy for them because they have more money, a bigger Intsagram following, are more naturally outgoing, better looking or self assured?'
I know what it's like to get ready, only to just not feel confident moments before I have to leave the house. In the past it's been enough to make me want to stay home. This episode of BLPTV will help you FEEL confident and beautiful before a big night out.
I know what it's like to get ready, only to just not feel confident moments before I have to leave the house. In the past it's been enough to make me want to stay home.My top four tips will help you FEEL confident and beautiful before a big night out.
Have you ever wondered what brushing your teeth and building your confidence have in common? No! Well, I do ALL THE TIME! In this episode of BLP TV you will learn practical strategies to help you develop unstoppable self confidence that doesn't involve hours of mediation or scary new experiences.
Getting what you want from life can often feel like an up hill battle. You can spend a long time working on your goals. It takes planning, commitment and faith in the process. However, there are some who do nothing but wait around hoping that what they want will just appear in front of them. There’s a better way to get what you want, just ask for it. It could be the secret to your success! Here is my story of asking for what I want. Enjoy!
Most people, at some point in their life, feel so overwhelmed and busy that even finding 5 minutes to shower is a challenge, never mind taking steps to meet other needs that might make us feel happy or at peace! Self care is care provided “for you, by you” but you don't always need 60 minutes to meditate in order to look after yourself. This episode of BetterLife Project TV is a must watch if you are busy person looking for a quick way to practice self care.
The standard wisdom for achieving our goals is to set a goal that's specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely, or SMART. But if I am really honest with you, I've never liked SMART and I've never EVER used it with either myself or a client. I know many of you watching this episode are excitedly planning your goals for 2017 (as am I) but before you fall in to the SMART trap watch this episode and do what I suggest instead! Happy New Year!
It has been a tremendous year full of heart ache and devastation politically and socially. The This time of the year can cause a lot of tension and body image related anxiety. We are bombarded with messages informing us how we can avoid the Christmas bloat, stay slim... But I just want to share with you a quick message about how you can do the opposite and still feel positive about your body this Christmas. After all, Christmas only happens once a year.
New Years is symbolic time for a fresh start and is one of my favourite times to set new goals and resolutions... but I would be lying if I said it was always easy, because it's not! For many of 2016 was a hard year and 2017 represents the start of a new chapter. You might even be wondering where the time has gone, you haven't achieved nearly enough of what you set out to. In today's episode of BLP TV I want to show show you how three powerful questions could completely transform your goals.