Simone Biles is GOAT* Inside and Outside the Gym ~ What Feels Like YOUR Olympics Today?

*GOAT = Greatest Of All Time Watching Simone Biles do her thing – Floor, Beam, Vault, Uneven Bars – is a usually a JOY. I started drafting this before today’s events had her pull out of the Team Final. I very much hope that she’ll, as Aly Raisman told Christiane…

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How I Went from Being SUCH a Shy Confidence Coach to Being, Well, a Bit LESS Shy Today

I still work on my own confidence but it’s much easier than when I started my first life coaching and complementary practice, Apple Coaching – Be Confident from Your Core (geddit?), in 2004. The self care tools I’ve learned and integrated into my own life as well as into my…

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Butterflies, Moths, Trauma and Transformation

I’ve been thinking a lot about butterflies and moths lately. Both are amazing but I wish they wouldn’t fly into my face when I’m cycling (butterflies) or washing up (moths). Such beauty (both of them. Butterflies just have better PR). Caterpillars are cute, too. But while we all know that…

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7 Simple and Effective Self-care Tools for Trauma Survivors

I’ve found the Kavanaugh hearings incredibly triggering (and I’m a therapist with trauma as one of my specialisms as well as having had lots of therapy myself). So I thought I’d share some self-care tools I use myself as well as with clients and students. I hope you find them…

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