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Balancing life in all its various shapes and forms


To trust or not to trust!

The gut feeling versus instinct debate rages on. After I published my last blog a friend sent me this. Her example was when, newly divorced, she bumped into her first love at her lawyer’s office. Her instinct screamed RUN but the lurch in her stomach and the butterflies took her back to that first kiss outside the local pub. Yes, they are both older, and in his case wider, but he still had that smile that turned her legs to jelly. Even after she heard herself agreeing to go f

Promises, Promises … The Team

You know those days where nothing seems to go right? The bus is late, you realise you forgot to switch off the iron/hair straighteners/coffee machine and then you finally sit down at your desk and there they are, one blue shoe and one brown. You sit back in your seat, close your eyes for a second and wish you would had a team of housekeepers and stylists to manage your every move. Days like these happen all the time, little things don’t go right and they can add extra stress,

“I mean, how do people who are single, over forty with no children define themselves?”

“I mean, how do people who are single, over forty with no children define themselves?” Believe it or not I overheard this conversation today between two women in a cafe in the West End of Glasgow! At first I thought they were joking but then hearing the follow up to this notion I, and the other diners, realised they were serious. The women were discussing a single friend and were trying to decide whether or not to invite her to a dinner party. Apparently the poor girl had had

Little Miss Doubt ! Two years on …

That little five letter word causes so much trouble! Whether it is in our own abilities, how we look in a dress or facing the thought of walking 26 miles, that pesky word always creeps in.  Can I do it? Does it look good? Will I actually be able to walk that far? Doubt, you little creep,you do us no favours. The other problem with doubt is that it shatters self-confidence and self belief. Take yesterday, I was on the rowing machine at Western Health and Racquets Club Gym and

The Balancing Act!

I think it was business guy Jack Welch who once said that … “there’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences”. Balance in life is something that we all work so hard for, the precarious level between concentrating on our professional lives and ignoring the personal, or the opposite and finding that we can’t operate properly at our desk because of one hard night out too many. The tipping point can be very pr


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