Imagine if your body was your child….

If your body was your child, how differently would you treat it?   This is a question I’ve posed a lot recently, because it’s so easy to take your body for granted. It’s easy to simply expect it to ‘work’ for you, to keep showing up and pulling you through, to keep loving you, regardless […]

How do you speak to your body?

I’m interested – How do you speak to, or about, your body?   At the end of last year I noticed my relationship with my body had shifted in a way I wasn’t liking. I found myself trying to squeeze into jeans commenting the whole time on how ‘big’ I was getting, I’d poke the […]

Is it love or are you just being compliant?

  “Sometimes loving someone involves affirming your separateness, not your sameness”.   I love this quote by Bethany Webster, as it speaks to one of the biggest obstacles I see when it comes to setting boundaries – particularly when it comes to loved ones. People often say to me they’re scared of causing conflict, coming […]

What labels do you wear?

Have you ever called someone a Karen?   The other day I was listening to a podcast called the Decoder Ring, it takes mainstream cultural habits and events and explores the history behind it all, and how it came to play a role in our societies today. This particular episode was all about The Karen. […]

Stop making feedback personal.

  Feedback is not a direct reflection of you, your worth, or your ability. It’s an insight into the person giving it.   Growing up in the performance industry, I was exposed to a lot of feedback from a very young age.  Whilst training one day, my boss told me get in the cupboard and […]

Not everyone is going to like you.

  A couple of years ago I was running a community workshop with over 100 people across different ages, ethnicities, gender, and religious and cultural backgrounds. During this workshop there was an older gentleman who sat with his arms crossed and complained about every single activity I ran. No matter what I did he didn’t […]