Today’s not only the first day of my favourite month (my birthday month!), it’s also the first Saturday of the month and that means it is #Blackpoundday!
What is Black Pound Day?
Black Pound Day is a brilliant campaign to promote & support Black-owned businesses. It takes place on the first Saturday of every month here in the UK.
If you are a Black-owned business you can sign up to join the BPD directory www.blackpoundday.uk. Please tag yourself below in a comment to share what your business offers and how we can support you!
How can we support Black Pound…
We are now 20 days into the New Year and so over halfway through the first month of 2019 — how is it going for you so far?
We hosted such a beautiful first Less Ordinary Life event of the year last weekend. The Beginning has been the highlight of 2019 for me so far, and here’s some lovely feedback we received this week:
“Thank you for hosting such a life transforming, event The Beginning last Saturday! I throughly enjoyed myself and got so much out of it.”
(This was shared via the Less Ordinary newsletter on 24th December 2018)
It’s Christmas Eve. Whether or not you are participating in all the festivities that accompany this time of year, December can be very challenging.
It's not all joy and cheer and peace and happy-clappy family time (though social media might have you thinking differently — remember on here are the best highlights — the outtakes and bloopers rarely make the cut!)
As we approach the end of another calendar year deeper internal reflection often occurs and to contend with that the societal expectations RE what this time of…
I hope you’re having a wonderful last day of 2018. And if you’re not, I hope you are being kind and loving towards yourself.
I’ve learned so much this year.
One of my greatest lessons has been how powerful perspective is.
I’ve often said: What you focus on you empower. Where your attention goes, your energy flows.
And this year has certainly tested this theory! I don’t know about you, but this year has been one full of trials, tribulations, loss heartache and major challenges.
But it has also had its fair share of blessings, triumphs, lessons, deep healing and…
I am at the tail end of what has been quite a mean chest infection. It crept up on me after the fabulous Celebrate Life party (our Less Ordinary annual alternative to the company xmas do!) last Tuesday. I ignored it for a bit and then BAM last Thursday morning, after one too many late nights, it hit me square in my chest. As an asthmatic, this is never fun.
(Grateful for my central heating, memory foam mattress, Kleenex balsams, and turmeric in everything. Onwards…)
Last week in my therapy session we were exploring a block I’ve had for a…
December is finally here! As are the non-stop xmas carols, bright white lights and red, gold & green decorations EVERYWHERE! Alongside lots and lots and lots of people (even more than usual) splashing through puddles and marching against the wind here in London town….
In honesty, right now, it all has me wanting to curl up in bed with a hot water bottle, some cocoa and a good book until 2019 turns up!
How are things feeling in your part of the world?
Today I want to encourage you to speak your truth.
Maybe that means you looking in the mirror tonight and admitting to yourself what you are most scared of or worried about right now.
Perhaps it involves you having a heart-to-heart with a loved one or a colleague about something that is weighing heavy on your heart.
Or it could be you telling someone that what they are bringing to the table is simply not enough for you.
So, this is your invitation to honour yourself and speak your truth.
When we speak about our fears…
Maybe you can relate to this…
Last week started out so well. And then it got ugly. Pretty fast.
I had super productive Monday! I was up at 6AM, hot yoga, meditation, reading and journaling were all in the bag by 8AM.
Then I was at my desk like a productivity ninja and by lunch my to-do list didn’t know what had hit him. A great coaching session with a new client and a drink with my dear neighbour Phil later and I was on cloud nine.
There was a simple, fun game that I remember playing as a young child called: ‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes’. You’d sing the words and as you did you’d tap the body part you were singing about at exactly the same time. Eventually the song would pick up pace and you would be ‘out’ as soon as you fell out of line with the singing or the body taps. The last person ‘in’ would win.
It was fun. It was light. It was silly.
Nowadays, as an adult (and a female one), when I am invited to think about parts…