Glossophobia or speech anxiety is the fear of public speaking and is one of the most common phobias. It’s a type of performance anxiety in which a person becomes super concerned that they might look anxious, foolish, nervous or even have a panic attack.
You know that inner voice that often whispers or maybe shouts, ‘You aren’t enough, you can’t do this, who do you think you are? (This blog is a free excerpt from my book, Be Your Own Best Friend available on Amazon.)
Empowerment refers to our feelings about ourselves and the story we tell ourselves about our own lives and about the world. It is about letting go of who we think we should be and embracing who we are.
Whether you’ve lost yourself in your job, relationship, your role as a parent or simply feel lost in life in general, you are not alone. It doesn’t mean your life is doomed and that you will never find yourself again.
Positive affirmations are a very powerful tool in building self-esteem - crazy powerful. It may sound cliché and even cheesy, but telling yourself positive things every day can start to impact how you feel about yourself, your abilities and your future in a major way.
I am so sorry for all us brides-to-be who experience any pressure to lose weight for their wedding day. It makes me so sad that the wedding industry (sometimes our family and friends) has reduced what they claim is the - what is one of the most - special days of our life, to how to look in a white dress.
Has anyone ever made you feel like you’re not good enough? A terrible boss, an unsupportive boyfriend, challenging parents, your friends or even yourself? Are you constantly beating yourself up and thinking that somehow you should be more, do more or be better?
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.
As someone who has done a lot of solo travel, lunching, cinema trips etc I feel very comfortable in my own company! Even as a teenager I was one of the few who was actually OK with going to the toilets alone, unaccompanied by a gaggle of giggling friends!
But 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 and 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?