goals, healthy living, mental health, wellbeing

Does the grass need to be greener?

From the feedback I received on my last blog, it seems there’s a few of you out there asking the exact same question that I’d written in my journal… “Fantastic! Now, where do I START?” – great minds huh?!

And honestly, I entirely get why this maybe our first thought, after all there’s just so much information out there… even just trying to understand what’s really meant by the term “wellness” could send us on a journey to infinity and beyond… joining good old Buzz Lightyear! So maybe get your lycra ready, or maybe not?! Continue reading “Does the grass need to be greener?”

anxiety, goals, healthy living, mental health, wellbeing


At the end of my last blog, the closing question to everyone was “are you interested, with me, and would you like to see one put together?!”

OK, now let’s just take one or two steps back … and let me be clear, because trust me, sometimes being clear isn’t one of my strong points. I’m not looking at blowing my own trumpet here, playing out arrogant notes, believe me I’m more comfortable passing the trumpet and seeing how we all play!

Ultimately, yeah I was talking about my own little, big idea… of an A-Game – which for me is a set of “go to” resources, individual and specific to us, that we can use to really get to know ourselves, our partners, our teams … what we need to do, in relation to… yeah, you guessed it, WELLNESS!

So, hopefully that’s clear… although I can’t help wondering just what your expectations might be after reading this?! So, this is probably a good time to explain my motives and intentions… Continue reading “#a-game”

goals, mental health, quitting sugar, wellbeing

“Game changer!?…”

Where the hell have all you lot been?! Shit, it’s me this time isn’t it – not you… I know, I’ve been gone ages right! So anyway, how have you all been? and mores the point, what have you been up to?

Me, I’ve taken some time out to think through this blogging malarkey… wondering what I want to share and how much should I “put out” there. It’s freaking hard you know, particularly as I’m no wordsmith and struggle with dyslexia. Yes, even that was hard to spell – thank f@ck for autocorrect!!!

At the start, I was just sharing the journey I was on to change up my lifestyle and trying to feel better, whatever that looks like… But somehow, along the way, I stopped being me and started writing for an audience (you lot!) in a way I thought I should write. I began to filter out what is the real “me”, be it my opinions or my stupid sense of humor, sometimes censoring my writing beyond recognition… I now realize that it takes real balls to write freely, so I’ve decided that instead of fearing it… questioning things, the setbacks, the false starts and thinking that I’d never get freaking started, I just need to start…

So, here goes… not wrapped up in theory or censored, my idea, my dream – in the raw – with no apologies, explanations or having to justify myself in any which way! Continue reading ““Game changer!?…””

quitting sugar, recipe, Uncategorized, wellbeing

Caramel Sauce and Cake Topper


Who doesn’t like a caramel sauce, huh?! …if you’re  wanting to use up some muffins  or making a fresh batch how about making a caramel sauce or topper which will make it feel like a decadent treat or a beautiful way to show someone how much you love them … anyway, that’s the excuse I’m using and I’m sticking with it!!! Making the sauce couldn’t be any quicker or simpler and it’s great to mix with other toppings like coconut yoghurt and roasted nuts. If you want to take it one step further, using moulds or rings simply allows the sauce to cool and set to make the most beautiful toppers. You can mix through or decoratively arrange with nuts, fruit or cacao nibs and use them any time … Continue reading “Caramel Sauce and Cake Topper”

healthy living, quitting sugar, recipe

Homemade Marzipan

With Christmas well and truly on the way, who doesn’t want marzipaned Christmas cake and be able to make traditional marzipan fruits?!  … and even though  I’ve given up refined sugar, that’s not gonna stop me, hell no!!! … with large amounts of almond meal in the pantry, a huge dollop of determination and a general idea how marzipan is made   this is what happened ….. Continue reading “Homemade Marzipan”

goals, healthy living, mental health, quitting sugar, wellbeing

The winner takes it all …. ?!

After my last blog post and diving head long into Melissa Ambrosini’s book, I’ve felt like I needed to tread water for a while… I needed time to think about how my “mean girl” presents herself and how she’s been trying to use my own goals against me! (How cruel is that.!). Those of you that have read my blog will know that I am and remain a massive advocate of goals which have – in the main – served me well… but at times I know they have also been a real killer too! Continue reading “The winner takes it all …. ?!”

healthy living, mental health, wellbeing

Dream Big! … show up for you!

I love coming across people that just stop you in your tracks and make you think about cross sections in life… and this happened to me recently when “someone” got me to stop… and question how I talk to myself. Sounds strange, right?… well, it happened whilst I was attending an event at the GoodnessMe Box wholefoods-market and the “someone” was the one and only Melissa Ambrosini.! Continue reading “Dream Big! … show up for you!”