Read the signs, take a break & you’ll be back on it in no time

Read the signs, take a break & you’ll be back on it in no time


I did something at the end of last week with ease and no guilt and it made me realise just how much I love getting older, how far I have come and how much I have learnt about myself.

The signs were there, a situation had arisen and I acted fast.

Sometimes we doubt ourselves, feel we’re not worthy enough for bigger things in life and sometimes we feel we can climb mountains and conquer anything. The low feelings and negative talk we give ourselves usually appear when our energy levels are low or we just don’t have real clarity over what we are supposed to be doing at that time. We get lost, feel overwhelmed and well, stuck. The good stuff by contrast, the feeling amazing, radiating positivity and being inspirational comes when we feel good, when we’ve slept well, have energy due to light exercise and yes, have eaten well…when we’re in good condition!

So, there I was having a morning where I was feeling ‘meh’,  I just couldn’t get my mojo going, nothing seemed to go to plan and I just wanted to be quite…hormones? Maybe. Lack of desire? Not really. Just one of those days. The frequency I was operating on was not doing me any good.

So I stopped, I did just that. I had no meetings, no skype calls to make and there was no need to speak with anyone, so I grabbed the dog lead…put it on Bella (my dog!) got my hiking boots on and got out into the woods and fresh air. I walked and threw the ball for Bella. The air cleared my head and I realised I was just tired, I’d been reaching for the biscuits and had been muching crisps at my desk while I had been working, I felt sluggish (certain foods really seem to have a bad effect on me these days) and uninspired and it had all contributed to my feeling ‘meh!’

WOW what a difference, within an hour and a half I was buzzing again, feeling refreshed, my heart had been exercised, fresh tree producing oxygen (just a theory of mine I must research!)  was back in the lungs and that burning white heat of desire to produce amazing things was back.  Didn’t take long did it? In days gone by I could have wadded through a whole day feeling like that and ended up just plodding on through and probably getting myself in a right old mood. Not any more. When the vibes go down there is ALWAYS a reason..we just need to stop and read the signs,

We all need to take a break from time to time, I know I really do need to get out daily, but sometimes we need a little more.

When you need to stop and take a break, do, don’t feel guilty, be kind to yourself, think about why this has happened, do something about it and you’ll be back on it so much faster than if you plough on through.

Don’t forget it’s one thing to know this stuff, it’s another to actually take the right action at the right time…that is where the successes show.


Member Showcase – Jacque Drain from Maison Grace

Member Showcase – Jacque Drain from Maison Grace

Jacque Drain from Maison Grace is interviewed about her business, how she loves to help women select the right wardrobe essentials with fashion brand Captain Tortue, achieving the life and work balance we are all after and what she loves to read.

The secret to a happy life and what starting over has taught me

The secret to a happy life and what starting over has taught me

11 years ago today an Emirates flight landed at Birmingham International direct from Dubai. A 16 week pregnant woman and a man holding a 13 month little girl got out of their business class seats, stood up and looked at each other. The man took hold of the woman’s hand, took a deep breath and said, “Well, this is it, welcome to the midlands babe!”

They of course were us!!!!

I cannot believe it’s been 11 years since our 4 year adventure of ‘living in Dubai’ ended and our life in the Midlands started. So many wonderful friends were made in Dubai. So many we still keep in touch with. Great times for sure.

If I am honest, when we landed we were terrified. We had no work between us to come back to, we had to find a home, we had a baby on the way and a babe in arms and I personally had never lived here and knew no one here other than Craig’s family. But like all good stories, we had a goal, we wanted to move back to the UK, we wanted our children to be close to their families and know them, we wanted to build a family life here. That is exactly what we did. We got on with it and made it all happen.

We now enjoy a life FULL of wonderful people, work, friendships, activities and family. It’s been so far, another fabulous chapter in our great adventure as ‘Sa and Craig’.

I love how our lives evolve and move on.

So what have the last 11 years taught me? The secret to a happy life for me is the ability to go for what you want. If it scares you, do it anyway, if things go wrong along the way, learn the lessons, change tactics and keep going for what you want. Then you’ll always get there.

This year is chucking changes at us, a few we are making ourselves, some are happening right in our path, that we must navigate around and some are for me personally (that I cannot tell you how much they scare me). BUT all will work out great!

It always does!

So, thank you to all those of you who make my life so special. You know who you are.


She Did It! – Interview with Rachel Elnaugh, original female Dragon in BBCs Dragons’ Den

She Did It! – Interview with Rachel Elnaugh, original female Dragon in BBCs Dragons’ Den

Rachel was the founder and CEO of Red Letter Days. She was also the orginial female Dragon on Series 1 (2005) and 2 of BBC’s hit entrepreneurial TV show Dragons’ Den.

The very public fall of Red Letter Days into administration in 2005 lead Rachel (then 42) on a journey of healing and discovery of metaphysics. She is now an author, inspirational speaker and business mentor who has helped thousands of people transform their relationship with money.

Rachel has written “Business Nightmares: Hitting rock bottom and coming out on top” and “Prosperity”

In 2013 Rachel co-created the digital publishing and marketing platform SourceTV designed to help Thought Leaders, Transformational Coaches, Metaphysical Teachers and Evolutionaries get their messages of empowerment to a global audience.

In this interview Rachel speaks of how there are no failures, just teachings we can learn from. The positive and negative support she got from people when her business went into administration and where she is today.

So grab a coffee and pull up a chair for this post of  “She Did It!”

Useful links for more on Rachel

She Did It! – Marie Claire Hay House Author  “How to become a Money Magnet.”

She Did It! – Marie Claire Hay House Author  “How to become a Money Magnet.”

In this interview Marie-Clare Carlyle speaks of how she left her high powered executive sales job and the luxurious lifestyle that went with it in order to persue a more fulfilling life.

An amazing journey that takes her from the executive corporate world, through to the ‘hippy’ (her words ;)) world of feng shui and self discovery.

She wrote an amazing book, called How to become a money magnet, published by Hay House and as a result that has changed thousands of people’s lives AND now she has found a way to combine all her loves of coaching, helping others and enjoying a wealthy lifestyle in one as a Diamond Exectutive within Tropic Skin Care.

She enjoys a wonderful lifestyle AND a fulfilling life now.

Phew…and all this started the very year she turned 40!

So grab a coffee and pull up a chair for this post of  “She Did It!”

What astrology is and how it can help you and your business

What astrology is and how it can help you and your business

Recently I had an astrology reading

…and I was blown away with what I got from it. I went in with an open mind and was curious as to what I could find out about myself. I love to try out new things and as a ‘self development junkie’ this really attracted me.

Alison is as Astrologer, author and broadcaster with American TV credits and a Masters Degree in the study of astology. She works with a high-tech astrology which mixes Jungian psychology and ancient astrology to produce a map of the personality with all its potential strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. One session is all you need to understand yourself better. I couldn’t believe some of the information she came out with and it really helped me understand some of my internal negative talk, something we all get from time to time.

Whether you are feeling stuck or just curious why not give it a try. It may be something to just take you forward in a new and invigorated way and that is why I wanted to get this out there to you all.

I’d love to know more if you have had a reading and what you got from it. If you have any experiences you’d like to share in order to help others, please do comment below.

For more information on Alison and her work, take a peek at her website below.