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20 signs you are a good parent…

I have been having a number of conversations recently with groups of people including friends and family about how we all spend time worrying whether we are doing a good enough ‘job’ or not as parents. We do what we think is right at the time and hindsight is a wonderful thing. No matter what we do, our children will always come up against difficulties in their lives and we will have served them well if we equip them to be able to ride the storm as independently as possible within a loving and supportive framework. Hopefully, you will look… Continue reading

Are You a Perfect Mother?

As a mother, do you take time for yourself? Do you spend money on yourself or do you see this as selfish?  I used to. I used to think that my existence once I had a baby was all about my child and I wanted to be a ‘perfect mother’.  I still worked full-time and in fact that made things worse for me because then I felt I had to be ‘Superwoman’.  Needless to say, I couldn’t keep it up and it affected my health.

I began to realise that trying to be a perfect mother is… Continue reading

10 Steps to Align With Your Values

Values and morals have always been important to me and I believe that I have developed strong values over the years. However, it was during my coaching training, I realised how key they are to underpinning how you live your life and affect your happiness.

When you are living and working in situations that are aligned with your values then you can truly flourish.  If you are not living or working in alignment with your core values then you may feel lost, feel like something is off, feel stressed, restless or even depressed.  You feel stuck… Continue reading

As New Year Approaches…

Christmas is over and I start to get twitchy.  I love the twinkly lights of the Christmas tree, trust me I can never have enough twinkly lights and candles around.  But, I am starting to think about taking the Christmas tree down and moving towards the New Year.  This year is especially with anticipation (not expectation) for launching my new course about positive thinking. (click here to see details)

It is a time of year for me where I need to have a clear out; of cupboards, shelves, wardrobes and feel I am starting the… Continue reading

Let It Go!

It is the Winter Solstice today and a perfect time of year to acknowledge what is not working for you and quite simply let it go; then identify what you would like to achieve and look to move forward with your life.

Sometimes we try to hold on to things that are no longer working for us out of habit or perceived security. We also hold onto people that are no longer there for us. It doesn’t mean we have failed, or even that they have failed us; it just means that things have changed.

“Change is inevitable, progress is… Continue reading

Positive Thinking, Positive Living Workshop

Aurora Life Coaching is pleased to announce the launch of a one day workshop – Positive Thinking, Positive Living – in Watford on 11th February 2016, 9.30 am – 3.00 pm

My workshop is for people from all walks of life to be inspired to live a happy and fulfilled life and learn how to make positive, meaningful change.

Do you find yourself thinking the worst?  Is the glass half-empty? Do you describe yourself as pessimistic or realistic?

The way you think can have an impact on your overall health and wellbeing, affect how happy and fulfilled you feel,… Continue reading

What a Year! 10 Things I Have Learnt

Do you ever look back over your year and reflect on what you have achieved and what you have learnt?  I usually want to forget the current year and move on to the next in the hope it will be better.  However, this year I have achieved so much, both personally and with my family.

As I look back over the year, I realise how things have changed and how much I have learnt.  Here are 10 things I have discovered…

  1. The strength in allowing yourself to be vulnerable with those you can trust. I am better… Continue reading

Thank You!

“Thank You”

Two small words that carry so much power.  It is important to feel appreciated by those we love.  If we become so comfortable with those we live with, we can easily forget to thank them for things that they do. Expectation takes over and people begin to feel unappreciated.  If you feel like this it is important to allow yourself some level of vulnerability and to express this to your loved ones, in a calm and balanced way.

Likewise, “Thank you” in the workplace makes such a difference to the workforce feeling valued and appreciated,… Continue reading

Dealing With Bullying

This week is ‘Anti-Bullying Week’ in the UK.  It is an emotive subject and your child telling you they are being bullied strikes deep in the heart of any parent.  I hope this week’s blog will help provide some perspective and advice on how you can support your child if they are ever in this situation.

Bullying is usually defined as repeated behaviour; intended to hurt someone, either physically or emotionally.

It is often carried out in secret and permeates every aspect of a child’s life and ultimately affects their self-esteem.

ChildLine has reported that bullying is the… Continue reading

The Act of Giving

What does the act of giving mean to you?  Does it mean making a donation to a charity of your choice?  How do you feel when you make a donation? How do you feel when you give?  How do you give?  Do you give without realising?

Giving has been identified as one way to improve your wellbeing.  It means looking outward rather than inwardly.  Any acts of kindness can help make connections with others.  Being connected has also been identified as another contributing factor to wellbeing and is a great happiness habit to… Continue reading

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