Restructure Your Lifestyle This January
January 16, 2019 at 4:34 pm
We’ve all heard the news from the High St – retailers are struggling because we’re no longer spending on stuff, it seems. What people increasingly want is experiences. While having nice things is good on one level, we’re finally waking up to the fact that what’s better for the soul is to live well. So, […]
YOGA AND SKIING
December 14, 2018 at 6:09 pm
Are you going skiing this winter? Then please take this advice: Prepare your body for your skiing holiday! It is worth it. Here’s my experience from last winter. But first some background: I have been skiing since I was little – I am Norwegian and there is a saying that Norwegians are born with skis on. Well, […]
Adopt a Book Club, we are adorable…
November 26, 2018 at 7:08 pm
You love reading, we love reading, so fellow book clubbers we need your help. Book Clubs in Schools is a not-for-profit organisation offering a unique cross-age peer mentoring programme.  We work in primary and secondary schools in disadvantaged areas developing character skills, improving communication skills and encouraging reading for pleasure.  We are the only programme […]
Menopause Nutrition: How the Right Diet Can Reduce Symptoms
October 22, 2018 at 8:43 am
One of the few certainties in life is that every woman will go through the menopause. And yet there’s so little accessible information available that the early warning signs and symptoms that come with the peri-menopause can catch many women by surprise in their late forties. During this time you can experience quite a bit […]
Can you have it all? Yes, by hiring a full-time nanny
October 17, 2018 at 1:57 pm
We want to break the taboo around hiring a full-time nanny – it’s more affordable than you think A few years ago, articles and books about ‘having it all’ were all the rage. I remember in particular Allison Pearson’s comic novel ‘I Don’t know How She Does it’ for its sharp wit and prescient points about the […]
Don’t juggle – you need to hire a nanny
September 25, 2018 at 5:51 pm
Susie Osborough didn’t realise her need to hire a nanny – until she got one after hiring childcare help during the summer holidays… When school holidays hit, for many parents stress levels escalate rather than dip. The slightly panicked problem of ‘How will we juggle the children being off school with work?’ raises its attention-seeking head. […]
Is the real you hiding behind your LinkedIn profile?
July 19, 2018 at 11:05 am
When I changed the title of my LinkedIn profile from Consultant & Recruitment Manager to Career Change Coach, it resulted in quite a bit of anxiety.  A lot of anxiety, in fact.  You see, I had also added my energy healing training and practitioner experience. Yikes! EVERYONE I HAVE EVER WORKED WITH CAN NOW SEE […]
Is your inner voice calling you to do more meaningful work?
April 24, 2018 at 4:30 pm
We all know someone who is unhappy at work. Someone close to me just changed jobs, not even three months ago.  She called me last night to chat. When I asked her how she was, I could feel the despair in her voice when she answered: “I’m just done with this. I don’t want to […]
Latin Dance – the perfect way to take regular exercise
March 27, 2018 at 2:08 pm
We all know that exercise is a good thing for health, self-esteem and weight control. However, finding something that we can commit to on a regular basis is not always easy.  I live right next to a fully equipped gym with a lovely swimming pool and have joined twice but attended half a dozen times […]
NOURISHING VS DEPLETING ACTIVITIES
March 21, 2018 at 3:57 pm
During the eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR), participants go through an exercise with the aim to increase awareness of the activities they are involved in on a daily basis. These activities are then, based on how the participant views them, divided into two groups: nourishing and depleting activities. A nourishing activity is something […]
When having a strategy is not enough to change your working life
March 6, 2018 at 3:13 pm
The following conversation (or a similar version of it) is one that I often have when the time comes for a client to start taking real action towards a new working life.  Dina:  Did you do the research on the roles and companies you expressed an interest in?  Client:  Err, no.  Dina:  What happened? Client:   I don’t know…I didn’t have […]
ARE YOU YIELDING?
February 26, 2018 at 8:22 pm
Yielding is a word that now repeatedly comes to mind during my yoga, both during self-practice and when I teach. I am sort of checking if I am yielding! I learned about how it can be used in a yoga context at a Donna Farhi workshop about core stability and moving with ease. This is […]