The Life Changing Magic of a ROUTINE

One of the secrets to my success is definitely my routine, I find when I don't stick to my routine things simply don't get done. I believe routine is the key to success for many people actually. I personally have a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual routine...

The Top 10 Things I Did To Get Pregnant Naturally At 41

If you follow my blog then you will know that my fertility journey has not been an easy one. In a nutshell, we only started trying for babies when I was 38. I got pregnant straight away. Had a miscarriage. We tried again, it took over a year, but I got pregnant again....

Two Steps To Transform Your Life

My sincere promise to you is that these two steps will change your life. They changed mine. Now, stay with me for this because as boring as these two steps are going to sound, I PROMISE, they will change your life and will definitely form the first major steps towards...

5 Reasons You’re Lucky NOT To Have Achieved It All By 40!

Are you deflated by the 23-year-old tech wizards who are making a billion with their new App whilst you can barely afford a Lidl weekly shop? Are you sick of seeing your friends on Facebook with their gorgeous husbands whilst you’ve been single for the last 7 years...

10 Ways to Keep Him on his Toes!

Outlined below are 10 ways to keep him on his toes. Because, let us be honest, after the initial honeymoon period, generally men can forget the importance of romance. So, how to do it? Be self-confident Identify what boosts your self-confidence and ensure that these...

The Top 5 Ways To Start Your Day

How you start your day can be the “make or break” of a day. Here are my 5 tips to ensure it’s a fabulous one: Get Up Earlier Set a goal to wake up one hour earlier. Starting with baby steps, wake up 10 minutes earlier for two weeks. Then 10 minutes earlier the next...

Why You Need A Vision Board

Unbeknown to me, I started my vision board process when I was really young. I think many girls did actually. I was about 6 or 7 and my vision board was actually a box. I can’t remember where my vision box came from, but it was beautiful to me. It was flowery with two...

Self-Care and the Wedding Cake Analogy

I recently did a podcast (to be aired 2018) where I discussed self-care and during the podcast, the lady I was interviewing (Sophie Coulthard), gave me a wedding cake analogy to explain why self-care is important. It’s the best analogy I have ever heard and I’m going...

When You Hate Your Job

If you absolutely HATE your job, you’re not alone. Many of my life coaching clients come to me for exactly this reason. It’s horrible. If you feel this way, then I’m here to tell you that this is not the way to live your life and you’re not trapped in this position....

Embarrassment Recovery Strategy

I've had my fair share on embarrassing moments. For example, during a recent meeting with a new client, I went to cross my leg and realised a pair of my knickers was hanging out of the bottom of my jean leg. I'm not sure how they got there because my jeans were skin...

Your Personal Mission Statement

The end of the year is fast approaching and now is the perfect time to start strategising on your personal development. I’ve got the perfect thing that’s going to help you do this. In 2013, I decided to change my career path, which resulted in me taking a few years...

Regrets Of The Dying

In 2009, a palliative nurse called Bronnie Ware wrote a blog post on the top 5 regrets of the dying that went viral. As a palliative nurse, Bronnie spent many hours talking to the dying and was privileged to be able to hear their last wishes and also their regrets....

How To Get Rid Of Those Lingering To Do Items.

I decided to write  How To Get Rid Of Those Lingering To Do Items based on a few enquiries I've had following my Kick Ass At Work Series. You can use this genius (yet uber simple method) at work or at home to get rid of those annoying list items that never seem to get...

What Makes You Happy?

Have you ever sat down and given some thought as to when you last felt happy? What were you doing? For most people, when asked what makes them happy they don’t know. They’ve become so bogged down with “life”, they’ve lost track of the most important thing: Happiness....

13 Tips To Help HeartBreak

If you’re going through heartbreak, I’ve got you covered. To put your mind at ease, I believe my heartbreak experiences have made me break-up savvy. I truly believe I’m an expert in this area. As with any experience in life, I can look back now and be thankful for the...

How To Be Good At Confrontation

I was recently asked by Marie Claire to give some tips on confrontation and the more I thought about it, the more I realised how unfortunately deciding whether to “confront an issue” is likely to be a choice we have to make most days. How exhausting. Be it a rude...

Pick Your Tribe – Kick Ass at Work Lesson 9

Your Work Tribe are the people you chose to help you thrive and enjoy your work environment. We talk about “tribes” in our personal lives, but having a tribe at work is just as important. On average, we spend over 40 hours per week at work therefore, it’s vital that...

15 Powerful Weight Loss Tips

I’ve recently lost weight and I’m going to share with you my 15 Powerful Healthy Weight Loss Tips. I’m not a qualified nutritionist, Doctor or PT instructor, so I’ve written this blog post from a purely personal perspective. I hope it helps: Food is the Key  It’s TRUE...

How To Set Goals – Coaching Exercise

The key to setting realistic goals is to think bigger picture, yet be realistic at the same time. So, for example, if you want to own an organic baby food empire but you're: A single mother. Have three kids under 7. Work in a supermarket part time. You need to firstly...

How To Stop Being Lonely

I remember the time I first felt lonely. I had just moved to a foreign country on my own, started a new job and was going through a break up, literally all at once. I was on an emotional roller coaster, yet there was one HUGE emotion that stood out for me head and...

How Much Sex Is Normal?

How much sex is normal?  I’ve got this theory (unproven) that many women are simply not interested in sex. At all. I’m absolutely convinced that after a certain period of time, the sex in a long term relationship is not just infrequent, but non-existent. I can’t...

How To Control Your Temper

You've lost your temper. May be you were right. May be you were wrong. But you've lost your temper and now you look silly. We've all been there, I know I have countless number of times in the past, but thankfully I had a wake up call three years ago that helped me. I...

10 Ways To Instantly Boost Your Health

Hosting a weekly podcast on happiness & health has given me the opportunity to interview a number of super cool qualified people in the health arena. As such, I’ve quickly established proven health boosters that I’m happy to share with you now. In no particular order,...

One Guaranteed Method For Instant Happiness Now

Instant Happiness Fix sounds too good to be true.  How can we summons Happiness on demand? Is there such thing as an Instant Happiness Fix? Yes, there is. If you listen to my podcast released yesterday, it’s all about Instant Happiness. About how to flip the happiness...

Free Meditation Retreats

Yes, free meditation retreats. I've been dealing with clients recently who want to explore meditation in more depth, but either can't or won't to pay a fortune for a meditation retreat. So this got me researching retreats that are either free or good value for money....

Vagina Steaming

Yes you read that correctly, VAGINA STEAMING. Probably not a post for the men. But please do share with the ladies in your life......... So, Vagina Steam. Never heard of it? Well neither had I until I met You Need A Vicky for a podcast interview a few months ago. So...

How To Fit More Hours Into Your Day

How to fit more hours into your day? Impossible, right? WRONG! I LOVE this question because I believe I’ve come up with 10 effective ways to help you get back time. As in realistic, practical REAL ways to recover some time. If you follow my recommendations, I believe...

What Makes You Happy?

Have you ever sat down and given some thought as to when you last felt happy? What were you doing? For most people, when asked what makes them happy they don’t know. They’ve become so bogged down with “life”, they’ve lost track of the most important thing: Happiness....

The Most Sensational Detox Recipe Ever!

I've recently stumbled upon some of the yummiest detox recipes EVER and I'm happy to show case them with you. The first one being Nomato Meat Balls. Nomato what?! I hear you ask. Bear with me all will be revealed shortly.... If you don't want to read the background as...

How To Be & Stay Healthy Naturally

Written by Mituri Pradip Sharma of Nim-Véda Australia Who wants to be stuck in bed when everyone else is out having the time of their life? No one! That’s who. Let’s face it - you’re busy, I’m busy, we’re all up to our eyeballs in busy. We’re all also guilty of...

It’s Never As Bad As You Think – I’ve Got Proof!

It’s never as bad as you think and I've got first-hand proof! I’m talking about those events, normally job interviews or public speaking events, that when you think back, you want to change everything that you said or did. When you think back, you cringe over your...

What Do People Really Think of You?

Have you ever found out what people really think of you? It’s truly one of the most powerful and productive self-development exercises you will ever do. I use this exercise frequently with Client’s and it’s so simple yet uber uber effective. I get my Client to ask...

The Most Controversial Thing A Woman Can Do?

Written by Michelle Thole It was a baking hot day in May. You know, the sweat dripping down your back kinda weather?  I'd just finished leading a workshop for a well-known bank in the city. Pleased that it had gone well, I boarded the sweat box tube carriage heading...

How To Make Extra Money Part 3

This is part 3 of my 3-part series on how to make additional money. Enjoy! Online Trading This isn’t as complicated as it sounds and it’s fairly easy to do. The best platforms are: Plus500 & eToro.com, but please do your own research also. Both of these platforms...

4 Ways You Can Stay Positive During a Divorce by Louise Proctor

On your wedding day, the last thing you are thinking of is the possibility of divorce. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many couples who get married. In fact, worldwide divorce rates sit around the 50% mark, which means you are far from alone if you’re going...

How Not To Make a Bad Day Worse!

How many times have you had a bad day and felt embarrassed because you reacted poorly? I have many times. Bad days often can’t be avoided; but it’s important to be able to recognise the bad days when they arise and know how to conduct yourself. Not to make them worse...

Childless by Circumstance written by Fiona Tate

It’s Mother’s Day today here in New Zealand. Mother’s Day sucks. Don’t get me wrong, I love my mother, and I believe that as a group, mothers should be celebrated. But, I’m not part of that group, never have been, never will be. And no. It wasn’t my choice. I wasn’t...

How To Make Extra Money Part 2

This is Part 2 of my 3-part series on how to make additional money. This week we cover a more diverse range of money making ideas. Enjoy! Lionbridge A genuine “work from home” company. It has good reviews and offers the potential to earn a good side income....

How To Make Extra Money

People come for Coaching because they want to change their lives. However, one of the biggest obstacles is always money. As a Coach, firstly I need to stress that if it’s only your finances holding you back, then this is one of the easiest obstacles to overcome!...

Limiting Beliefs – Coaching Exercise

Limiting Beliefs are those that constrain the way we think or act. Limiting Beliefs are those beliefs that are so ingrained that they pass through our minds without us even noticing them. They can manifest from our parents belief system or from a bad experience we've...

The Wheel of Life – Coaching Exercise

I can guarantee if you go and see a Life Coach, one of the first exercises they will get you to do is fill out The Wheel of Life. It’s such a simple Life Coaching tool; yet extremely powerful and so simple to use. As you know, many Client’s come for Coaching because...

Don’t Work Long Hours – Kick Ass at Work Lesson 7

Finding yourself working at least 10 hours per day? Sometimes 12 hours and sometimes 14 to even 16 hours? On the contrary to thinking this shows commitment to your job and is a good thing: it's the exact opposite. It's unnecessary, unhealthy and a possible sign that...

Friends And Why They Are Needed For Survival

One of my closest friends said to me recently that I was her chosen family. It’s one of the biggest compliments I’ve ever been given. I’m lucky that I’m still actively friends with people from when I was 3 years old, so for me friends have always been there and...

Bad Boss Management – Kick Ass at Work Lesson 6

The difference between a good boss and a bad boss can be a life or death situation for your job. A good boss will motivate you, support you, encourage you and be proud of you. A bad boss will of course do the exact opposite. But worse. A bad boss can make your working...

Understanding Your Values To Change Your Life

For those of you who have had Life Coaching before, you will know what I mean by Values. For those of you who haven’t let me explain: They are: Your Life Principles Your judgement on what is important in life. Your deeply held beliefs on standards of behaviour Your...

20 Signs That You Need To Change Your Life

I’ve identified 20 Signs that indicate you may need to change your life. Signs are listed in no particular order. You may associate with one or you may associate with them all. BUT the important thing is to analyse how often you are having these feelings? If you...

How to not care what other people think of you!

How to not to care what other people think of you is a liberation. Honestly a liberation. It was a skill I learnt to master through Coaching and it’s helped me move forward in my life BIG time. Below are the 10 tips I give my Client’s to help them liberate themselves...

My Miscarriage Nightmares, Rudeness and Age Discrimination

Before I start my miscarriage story I want to make it clear that: Generally (and particularly after living abroad) I believe the NHS to be a wonderful service. I still do. How aware I am that the NHS is abused left, right and centre. Also, that this post is LONG. If...

7 Day Smoothie Challenge: Recipes Included

These are my own smoothie recipes and they taste delicious! Simply replace one meal per day (recommend either breakfast or lunch) with one of the recipes below. Smoothies are a fantastic way to help you get vegetables and fruit into your diet every day. If you don't...

How well do you know your Partner?

How well do you know your Partner? After a few years, it’s easy to forget why you got together in the first place! The thrill of joint bank accounts, mortgage payments and kid’s tantrums can take away the desire for passion. The want to be together. So, I’ve come up...

Sleep problems? Turbo Charged Remedies Part 2

The last of my blog series on sleep problems. Having problems getting to sleep or staying asleep (or both) is an issue for soooooooo many people. Don’t be one of them. Read on for my final tips: Quality Sleep Don’t stress over the amount of sleep you have had. It’s...

Sleep Problems? Turbo Charged Remedies Part 1

My last post on this topic focused on the basics for helping you get to sleep. This post and my next post, delve into the less obvious sleep remedies based on my experience of poor sleep. Here we go in no particular order: Blue Light Blocking Glasses Mine are shown...

Sleep Problems? The Basic Remedies

I believe sleep problems are close to epidemic levels. So many people I talk to have problems sleeping, which is worrying because sleep, I think, is probably THE most important thing for our health. The good news is, I’ve experimented with various sleep remedies (I...

Consideration – Life Principal Number 12

Consideration is to act in a manner that is pleasant towards another human being. It’s to act so as to not inconvenience or harm another. It’s to think about others. Luckily I think most of people are considerate without needing to try. But faced with the Christmas...

Be Brave – Life Principal Number 11

To be brave is an act more associated with wrestling a lion, fighting off an attacker or charging into war. But I like to think of bravery in terms of stepping out of my comfort zone, pushing myself to do something that takes me a lot of courage to do. Scared because...

Compassion – Life Principal Number 10

Compassion forms part of the Life Principal series because it’s so important. It's socially important. The dictionary definition of Compassion is: “Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others” I would also add “to have empathy” to make...

E-mail Management- Kick Ass at Work Lesson 7

One of the biggest causes of work overload is e-mail management. Or rather e-mail mismanagement! For example, how many e-mails do you receive per day? It’s hard to put a number against how many e-mails you should reasonably receive per day, but as per a recent study...

Being Kind – Life Principal Number 9

It’s been scientifically proven that being kind can make you happier. But we don’t need science to confirm this. Think about a time when you last helped a stranger. How did it make you feel when you walked away? At the very least, I imagine useful, worthy. Probably...

Managing your Calendar – Kick Ass at Work Lesson 6

Managing your Calendar is relevant for everyone, not just Senior Management. We saw in Effective To Do List - Kick Ass Lesson 4 http://prosperitykitchen.co.uk/lifecoaching/2016/10/21/2771/ how important using your Calendar is for organising your tasks and ensuring you...

How to avoid spending Christmas with the family!

How to avoid spending Christmas with the family is one of the trickiest topic ever. Christmas is meant to be a time for family, fun and reflection but it’s increasingly becoming a time of upset, stress and arguments. So, I’ve come up with some ideas that may help you....

Is your Partner Cheating?

It’s claimed that 60% of men and 45% of women will cheat at some point in their marriages. Reading this got me thinking about the subject of cheating and quite frankly how horrible it is to find out you’ve been cheated on. It’s happened to me a few times unfortunately...

Open Minded – Life Principal Number 8

Open Minded is the ability to embrace people, cultures and beliefs that are different to your own. It’s the ability to not immediately shut down when faced with a life situation which is completely different to your own. Ultimately it means not being judgemental and...

Quick Fixes to Find Love – Part 2

Following on from Part 1 (published on the 4th November) find more quick solutions to help improve your chances of finding love. Plan of attack Call up the girls and get them around for a strategy session. You lay on the food and the wine. They come up with strategies...

Quick Fixes to Find Love – Part 1

If you would like to find love and improve your chances, see my advice below. Warning; some of the advice maybe blunt………but it’s meant with love. Get a make over It’s dog eat dog out there so you need to stand out. How you look is vital, particularly for men, so if...

Take Frequent Breaks – Kick Ass at Work Lesson 5

Not rocket science, but frequently ignored and totally underestimated. Taking frequent breaks during the work day will increase your productivity. Do you know when you need a break? Symptoms to alert you to take a break Your wired Your bored Starting to day dream...

Why you shouldn’t slag off your partner

It's easy to moan about your partner, but do you realise how damaging it can be if you constantly do it? Particularly to the wrong people? Why Warning. I'm going to be brutal. People will wonder why you are together If you're slating your partner, people will start to...

No Regret – Life Principal Number 7

Why shouldn't you regret? Quite simply you have ZERO influence over the past, therefore it’s a waste of energy to wallow in regrets of “what ifs?” or “what have I done?” YOU CAN’T CHANGE IT. It’s happened. Some believe that the feeling of  regret is self-indulgent, is...

Effective To Do List – Kick Ass at Work Lesson 4

The Effective To Do List has made my work life much more effective. But before I explain how it works, I need to comment that there has been significant debate as to whether To Do Lists work; Richard Branson is an advocate for example but Kevin Kruse the productivity...

A Toxic Friend. Do you have one?

Do you have a Toxic Friend? It’s probably never crossed your mind to analyse if you have a Toxic Friend because you wouldn’t be friends with them would you? Wrong. Its true friendships are organic and they ebb and flow BUT it’s also true that some friends can be toxic...

Act with Integrity – Life Principal Number 6

Act with Integrity is my number one Life Principal and my number one Value. To me it's the foundation of any person. Or should the foundation of any person. Without integrity you don't have much. FYI, the dictionary definition of integrity is: “The quality of being...

Saying No! Kick Ass at Work – Lesson 3

Saying no is difficult, particularly for women apparently. It's even harder in the work place. Could this be the reason why you are not excelling at work? Read on to understand why saying no is a good thing and how to do it. Benefits of saying no Saying no at work...

Patience – Life Principal Number 5

To understand the importance of patience, I think it’s best to look at impatience. What is impatience?  “The tendency to be impatient; irritability or restlessness.” Words associated with impatience: Restlessness, frustration, agitation, anger, nervousness, edginess,...

Remove Distractions – Kick Ass at Work – Lesson 2

If you want to shine in the work place you MUST take control of the distractions to turbo charge your productivity and efficiency. How? Implement the suggestions below and your distraction level will drop to virtually zero: Don’t look at e-mails first thing. Do your...

Choose your Reactions- Life Principal Number 4

Choose your reactions. Why is this so important? They dictate who you are perceived to be It's who you really are Can give your personal power away Oh and they could be making you fat. Read on. Perception Who you are perceived to be versus who you are actually are,...

Most Important Task – Kick Ass at Work – Lesson 1

Laser Focus and tackling the Most Important Task first. That's how most successful people get ahead. They have laser focus on the most important “project or task” that has to be done and don’t get distracted until that task is done. If there is one way to instantly...

Don’t Compare Your Insides – Life Principal Number 3

Comparison to others, particularly with all the social media platforms available, is becoming easier and easier to do. How can you not compare yourself to Miss Perfect whilst sneaking a peek at Facebook on a grey Monday morning in a job that you hate whilst trying to...

What the bleep bleep is a Life Coach anyway?

A question I always get asked, normally accompanied with a look of distrust and cynicism. It’s a fair question I suppose, I didn't really appreciate what a Life Coach was until I started to look into improving my life a number of years ago. So what is a Life Coach? A...

Present Moment Living – Life Principle Number 2

This is a Principal I’ve only recently understood and now really appreciate the benefits of. In nut shell, you only have this Moment. Right now. This is not mumbo jumbo wooooooo woooooo crap before you switch off, it really does matter and can make a huge difference...

Daily Gratitude – Life Principal Number 1

Gratitude - “The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and return kindness” The “Attitude of Gratitude” theory has had a huge resurgence in the past 10 years. We’ve been encouraged to write Gratitude Lists, keep a Gratitude Diary, to feel...

Reorganising Personal Priorities.

How many times have you said yes when you really want to say no? People Pleasing is a massive (and delicate) topic and I will go into further detail in another blog post, but if you have a situation now,  whereby you are seeing people or doing something you don't...

Essential Life Principals

I've been studying Personal Development for a long time now and through my own experiences and by studying literally hundreds of Self Development and Psychology books, I've compiled a list of what I believe are Essential Life Principles. They've helped me enormously...

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