Embracing the Waves: Understanding and Navigating Anxiety


When navigating life, with its many complexities, we often find ourselves grappling with a less-than-desirable companion, named anxiety.  Anxiety is a universal human experience and is something all of us are familiar with: it shows up in different ways but is generally described as a state of uneasiness or apprehension about the future… However, as […]

10 Ways For Creative Entrepreneurs To Thrive, Not Just Survive


Many creative entrepreneurs or business owners start their journeys full of enthusiasm and passion.  They’re bursting with ideas and full of excitement and motivation to bring their amazing products and services to life. They soon begin to gain traction with their marketing, they gain clients and customers, and their business begins to take off – […]

The Difference Between Stress and Burnout


Burnout is complex, it manifests differently in each one of us, and in our ever-increasingly fast-paced world, burnout has become a common companion to many.  Stress and burnout may seem similar but there is a big difference. Stress is a natural response to challenging situations, it’s typically short-lived, and can often be managed with coping […]

How to Recover From Burnout


Recovering from burnout requires self-awareness and open-mindedness along with a combination of self-care strategies and lifestyle changes, Yes, in some cases professional help may be required, but before you call in the professionals let’s see what you can do for you first. I always say the first step of any change usually requires staging an […]

How The R&R Retreat Came About


Since launching The Reflect & Reconnect Retreat I’ve had a few questions, and a fair bit of intrigue as to how it came about so wanted to share the story with you. You can read on or watch the video here. Firstly, I am mega excited about this because I don’t think I’ve ever felt […]

Why Should You Embrace Vulnerability?

While working on vulnerability is some of the more challenging work I do, it’s the most rewarding, and purpose-defining, work I feel I could possibly be doing with others, not only because it gets the best results and builds the most confidence but vulnerability is my language. It resonates with me on the deepest of […]

Get Good At Shifting Perspective

Shifting perspective is a wonderful skill to master in this uncertain and rather chaotic world.Shifting our perspective can shed light in times of darkness and it’s a far more empowering way to go through life. It’s why I always encourage myself and others to look for the reasons, the lessons, or sometimes the connections, in […]

You Create Your Own Reality 

There is very little in this world that we have real control over, and that is a frightening prospect; because we all have the need for certainty in life, and the lack of it threatens our safety and security. But the fact of the matter is that most things are outside of our control. We […]

Identity Struggle & Healing

There’s an internal battle I’ve been fighting for about 10 years, it’s been one of identity, and I believe it’s been the biggest contributor to my recent burnout.  On a personal level, I’ve confidently known who I am, what I stand for, what I’m about, and how I work for some time.   But on […]

A Note On Purpose and Meaning

I didn’t realise just how burned out I was when I moved to Wiltshire in February, and so my journey of recovery has not been a quick one, nor is it anywhere near complete.  I’ve still got quite a way to go, but I do often wonder if I’ll ever get there, or what “there” […]

A New Year Has Landed – Let’s Start It Right!

2023 has officially arrived and it’s full of promise and potential – as every new year always is! After surviving the trials and tribulations of the past year (or past 3 should I say!) it’s a great opportunity to take stock of what you want from this year and how you plan to make it […]

My top 10 lessons of 2022

Well, here we are with less than 60 hours left of this year. How’s 2022 been for you? Mine has been full of ups and downs and a heck of a lot of learning!  But that’s life, isn’t it?  Ever-changing, ever-flowing, ever-surprising, and ever-challenging…  I always take time to reflect back on what went well and what went… well, not so well! […]

HOW TO GSD (Get Sh*t Done)

It. Is. Flippin’. Freezing here in London!  It was -7 on the way to the gym this morning… MINUS 7!  I’ve actually been doing my first couple of sets in the gym with my coat on! And needless to say, I have absolutely not been running since last weekend. I’ve opted for the stair master and X trainer […]

Habit Hacks


If you are struggling to adopt some good habits and make them stick, here are 3 things that might help you.

The Way Things Were

The world has changed. People’s behaviour has changed. Business has changed…

International Women’s Day: Break The Bias

Today is International Women’s Day and on this day 2 years ago I released my book #NoFilterNeeded – kicking unobtainable standards to the kerb and reimagining the power within yourself. so I’m having a little reflection on that today; reconnecting with my purpose for writing it, and remembering the journey in writing and publishing it. […]

My first 7 days on a Vegan diet

Ok, so I’m not normally one to jump on a bandwagon and follow the masses… but coincidently my next experiment and challenge for myself is bang on trend at the moment and has coincided with Veganuary. The word ‘vegan’ polarises a lot of people, and I too have had adverse reactions to it but this […]

What Your Judgment Of Others Says About You

“everything that you see in others exists in you” Think about that for a minute… We can be very quick to pass judgment on others but too slow to reflect on ourselves. But your judgment of another person says more about you than it does about them. Because we only know what we know, and […]

The Questions You Should Be Asking Yourself

Have you ever heard the term “ask better questions, get better answers?” Well, there’s a lot of truth in it. And asking yourself questions is a great way to uncover your deep-seated beliefs and true feelings. The more questions we ask ourselves then the more we are able to discover about our thought patterns and […]

How To Stop Negative Self Talk

We all have a little voice that pipes up inside of our head that can run an extremely unhelpful dialogue. It says things such as: “You’ll never be able to do it.” “What would people say?” “It’s too risky.” “Who do you think you are?” …and on it goes! Now, to some degree, this negative […]


I slept for 12 hours last Saturday. I’m so glad my body finally let me do it. I’m going to level with you here… I’ve been unable to sleep more than 5/6 in recent months as I’ve been in a constant state of anxiety since lockdown eased and work went MANIC in April… then the […]

How To Stay Focused And Avoid Distractions From The Masses

Distractions are everywhere! It doesn’t take much – merely a conversation with someone, and our minds can be spinning off on new thought patterns, or coming up with new ideas. Or there is of course the online marketers, tempting us with things that, let’s face it, most of the time we don’t really need! Navigating […]

Handling Lack of Support from Friends or Family

So, first things first for a bit of context! If you haven’t been following my stories on social media then you won’t know that a few weekends ago was an absolute disaster at the Pure Elite show in Margate… but with ALL the lessons learned that weekend (there were many!) I picked myself up, dusted myself off, […]

A Lesson To Help You Achieve Your Goal

Yay Friday is finally here! It’s Friday, and I am particularly excited for Friday this week because tomorrow I’ll be getting up early, taking a long drive to Margate, and donning a sparkly bikini on stage! 👙✨ Unless you’ve been following me on social media then you probably haven’t got a clue what I’m on about because […]

How To Build Mental Stamina And Resilience

We’ve all got a juggling act going on these days. There’s just so much pressure to experience all that life has to offer. We feel that we should be excelling in our careers by either climbing the corporate ladder, or growing our side hustles, and businesses… this alongside experiencing daily personal growth, looking and feeling […]

I didn’t take my own advice…

It was one of the hottest days of the year (this Tuesday) and as most people in the UK went to sleep that night with no duvet, their windows wide open, and with very little clothing on as possible… I took myself off to bed in my winter pyjamas, my dressing gown, fur slipper boots […]

Reframing When Life Throws You a Curveball

I’m talking curveballs today and I’m sure you’ve had a few thrown at you… I certainly have! There are many things that are outside of our control and these things all pose a threat to throw us off course at some point. You can do all the planning in the world, but there will be […]

How To Stop Fearing Failure

So let’s talk about the F word – an action or consequence that so many fear, yet without it we wouldn’t experience much of life at all as life would be dull without it. That word is Failure. I’m sure you’ve heard before that you should be leaning into failure, and on paper it makes […]

Lessons From Adversity

Today’s post is dedicated to a little story about my week… a spoiler alert – It’s not been fantastic! BUT there are some lessons to share with you from it! So, some vermin decided to hack our websites on Monday morning and completely destroy everything. And I mean EVERYTHING!  This was for both CJC Hair and Makeup […]