Are you feeling ready for a fresh start?

Are you feeling ready for a fresh start in some (or more than one) area of your life? If so then it’s the perfect time of year to do so. Regardless of your religious views (or not) of the past few days, spring is most definitely in the air – in the UK at least! There is a frenzy of outdoor activity…. grass cutting, clearing out the weeds and deadwood, re-positioning planters for a better view, sweeping away the cobwebs, clearing out the guttering…. and that’s just outside 🙂 I spent 4 hours at the weekend cutting back and digging […] Read more »

What to do when you don’t know what to do….

Hello there! It’s been a while since I’ve posted…. apologies for the ‘radio silence’. So, where have I been, what’s been going on and what has that got to do with the topic of this email? …. as usual…. pretty much everything, as most of what I share with you stems from what’s going on in my life and how you can use that in yours 🙂 I think I last emailed round about my ‘big’ birthday back in July. That turned out to be more of a turning point than I expected. Once the day itself had passed it […] Read more »

Can you be friends with your ex?

I’ve been pondering this thought for a while – can you be friends with your ex? Especially immediately after you break up?  I’d love to know what you think!  Here are my thoughts….. For those of you that have been reading my blog for a while you’ll know what has triggered this thought….. I separated from my ex-fiance last August  – triggered by him and his assertion that he needed to be single to carry out his duties as a vicar. I agreed,  as at the time I felt that was the best thing for both of us. But deep […] Read more »

Can anger be positive?

I’ve had cause to re-evaluate my views on anger recently. How do you feel about anger? Do you recognise any of these? it’s always bad it’s bad when I can’t control it I keep it bottled up it’s better to let it out … something else? I’d love to know so please feel free to comment. I’m very aware that until the last few years, since I started on my path of self awareness and self development, that I always viewed anger as bad, even arguments let alone actual anger!  In my early years (when we form our beliefs) I […] Read more »

7 Top Tips for a sizzling singles Christmas‏

Are you all set for Christmas? With only a few days to go I thought I’d share my top tips for turning it from a time of surviving to a time of sizzling! I know for many that Christmas and New Year outside of a significant relationship can be hard, especially if this is your first on your own…. but it doesn’t have to be, it can be a time of great healing too – you just need to get yourself prepared  – are you ready? 🙂 Tip 1: Get your mindset right – decide to enjoy it and you […] Read more »

Dawn, Are you still hung up on your ex?‏

Are you? Or have you been hung up on your ex? It’s not helpful is it? I thought I’d write about this today as I transition my relationship into a friendship.  I’ve shared previously what has lead to this change and it is now a lot, lot easier, I’m pleased to say! But, I’m very aware that whilst I still have my ex in my life in the form of  a good friend, ultimately it’s going to block me making space for someone new to enter.  I’m not quite ready for that yet so at the moment this situation is […] Read more »

Have you truly claimed your independence?

I’m sure you’ve received several emails this week talking about Independence Day? I wasn’t going to focus on that as the theme for this email but it got me thinking in general about independence and what that means in a relationship. We give away our independence in all sorts of ways – have you noticed? When we’re single, and especially when we’re newly out of a relationship, we strike out on our own, determined to do, be and have everything we had to compromise on before. Even when we did this willingly many of us still get this urge to […] Read more »