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Life is full of everyday challenges and fantastic achievements too. When you start to look at your life and it’s outcomes in a more positive way, it really is a far more enjoyable ride! In her blog, Cath Lloyd delves in to her own life experiences and raises the questions we all ask in similar situations.

Help Your Unheard Self Be Heard

How often do you really hear what you’re saying to yourself? Have you ever thought about helping your unheard self ...
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Organising The Chaos Of Stress

Oganising the chaos of stress is a fabulous skill to have but does this come from nature or nurture? Life can ...
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10 Minutes to Calm

Click on the banner above to access our free 10 Minutes to Calm programme.  I can help you to experience ...
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Opening The Doors To Your Emotions

In my last blog post, I talked about how emotions are formed and how we can connect with them. There ...
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Emotions

Emotions... ...are great to have when you feel in control but can be hard to handle when we aren’t managing ...
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Only One Week Till Christmas

Only a week till Christmas and I hope you’ve nearly finalised all your arrangements. We can plan, prepare and think ...
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Quick Fix Holidays To Beat The Stress

How many times have you been tempted to book a holiday because you’re feeling ‘so stressed’? We all need a ...
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The Parental Survival Guide To Exam Fever

Yes, the last year has gone speeding by, with GCSE’s, AS Levels and A levels now on our doorstep again ...
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Best things to eat before a workout

It’s super important to give your body the nutrients it needs to feel healthy and energetic, especially before a workout ...
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Hip Hip Hooray For The Holidays – Or Is It?

Hip Hip Hooray For The Holidays – Or Is It? The main holiday season is upon us, the kids run ...
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St Patrick’s Day Soda Bread Recipe

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than with a delicious easy to make soda bread. Perfect to eat ...
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Happy International Day Of Happiness

Happy International Day Of Happiness Happiness comes in different guises for different people. Some are able to show it more ...
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Why you should always start with your core!

Why you should always start with your core! Your core (or midsection) is the most important area of the body, ...
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Find The Right Combination To Being Your Own Best Friend

Find The Right Combination To Being Your Own Best Friend • 1st February – Friendship Day • 14th February – ...
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Cleanse your system after the festive season

Cleanse your system after the festive season Are you feeling a tad sluggish after the festive season? You are not ...
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Happy New Year – Setting The Scene

Happy New Year – Setting The Scene Hopefully by now you have written some of your goals for 2015 and ...
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Happy New Year

The end of the year is nearly upon us, before you know, it will be New Year’s Eve, the strike ...
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Beat The Festive Stress

Most of you by now will be well on the way to arranging your Christmas celebrations. Christmas work parties, cards, ...
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Happiness

Happiness is an important part of how we can manage our life to be more fulfilled and successful in achieving ...
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Stress: Which do you want, the control or to be controlled?

Stress – Which do you want, the control or to be controlled? Stress, distress, anxiety, tension, pressure, we all call ...
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My, How Things Change

My, How Things Change It has become apparent that a beard is now a fashionable accessory; forget the rough look, ...
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Are There Really Shops in Scotland?

Are There Really Shops in Scotland? Thank goodness the weather is getting warmer and the holidays are getting closer.  On ...
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What’s Wrong With Hugs And Kisses

What’s Wrong With Hugs And Kisses As a mother of 19 years, I can say with confidence I have been ...
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To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back I'm sure we've all got stories of when we have been put in a situation where ...
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Mother and Baby

Mother and Baby As a mother of teenagers, with their birthdays continually coming round, yes I know I will also ...
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Man Versus Women Power

Man Versus Women Power I have often wondered how males and females bond.  Well, over the last few weeks I ...
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Not Chicken Curry Again Tonight Mum!

Not Chicken Curry Again Tonight Mum! In our house the cooking is shared between myself and Mr Hoff.  We never ...
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And So We Arrived

And So We Arrived As we finished packing the van for a weekend of camping in the middle of Shropshire ...
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The Return of the Walk About Daughter

The Return of the Walk About Daughter As the seven weeks of my No.1 Daughter’s adventures slide past I think ...
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A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park This summer has been a big emotional roller coaster as it has been ‘A’ Level ...
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The Family Who Took The Crown Jewels On Holiday

The Family Who Took The Crown Jewels On Holiday Whilst driving very sedately along the A6B around Paris, with two ...
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My Love Affair With Technology

My Love Affair With Technology I don’t know about you, but technology and I have a very roller coaster relationship.  ...
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A Mother’s 18 ½ Year Reign

A Mother’s 18 ½ Year Reign Looking back over my 18 ½ year mothering reign, I have fantastic memories.  Like ...
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Waterproof Jackets aren’t as Waterproof as you Think.

Waterproof Jackets aren’t as Waterproof as you Think. No.1 Son and I had been planning our day out for weeks.  ...
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Have You Got Your Passport?

Have You Got Your Passport? Good parents bring us up to be honest and law abiding citizens saying, “Honesty is ...
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My Thoughts onTrust

My Thoughts on Trust I haven’t really thought too much about the meaning of trust until it came up in ...
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Floods and High Tidal Waters

Floods and High Tidal Waters If you have been following the ‘Top 10 Tips on How to Survive the Uni ...
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Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say.

Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say. You must admit that ‘People Watching’ is a fantastic pastime when ...
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A Tidy Mind

A Tidy Mind What sort of a mind do you have? Mr Hoff says I have “a chaotic mind, all ...
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The Sat Nav Lover

Are you a Sat Nav. lover or a Sat Nav. hater? Some people will let their life be ruled by ...
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Change – Help!

Change – Help! Change! Something different! OH NO! I’m as guilty as the next person when it comes to battling ...
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The Pyjama Game

The Pyjama Game I’m sure I’m not the only one who, when receiving sad news about a death, spend time ...
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Top 10 Tips on How to Survive the Uni. Tour With Your Daughter.

Top 10 Tips on How to Survive the Uni. Tour With Your Daughter.   Forget the tennis, golf or Tour ...
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Mother’s Are Only Human Too

Mother’s Are Only Human Too When was the last time you felt racked with guilt because you hadn’t taken enough ...
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The World’s Luckiest Mother.

The World’s Luckiest Mother. A week or so before Mother’s Day my No.1 Daughter asked me what I wanted for ...
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A Mother’s Worst Fears Come True.

A Mother’s Worst Fears Come True. I’ve been teaching parenting courses for several years now and one of the questions ...
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Time Flies

Time Flies When I was little I always remember my Grandma saying, “I don’t know where the time goes it ...
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Unwanted Baggage.

Unwanted Baggage. There is good and bad baggage and we are all going to have different ways of looking at ...
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Christmas Time, Mistletoe and Wine.

Christmas Time, Mistletoe and Wine.   Christmas is a funny old time of year.  As with most religious festivals, the ...
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One Huge Balancing Act

One Huge Balancing Act Finding the right balancing act that suits everyone can be difficult especially when you have young ...
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Pets Are For Life Not Just For Christmas.

Pets Are For Life Not Just For Christmas For those of you who aren’t animal lovers it must be hard ...
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A Teenager or an Alien

A Teenager or an Alien (Just Another Strange Mother) When I heard parents of teenagers saying their kids had turned ...
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The Trials of Holiday Preparations

The Trials of Holiday PreparationThe main holiday period is up-on us. The children are breaking up from school and the ...
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Overcoming Conflict

We have all experienced conflict with others – our partners, siblings, friends, children, parents, in-laws (or outlaws as my other ...
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Exam Fever – Who has it the parents or the teenagers?

Exam Fever – Who has it the parents or the teenagers? We are now half way through the exams.  How ...
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Is Breast Best?

Is Breast Best? When preparing for the birth of your baby there are so many things to think about and ...
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Battles with the Tantrum

Battles with the Tantrum As your children rapidly grow into teenagers you quickly forget the difficulties you experienced managing a ...
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Save our NHS – Look After Our Nurses

Save our NHS – Look After Our Nurses   It isn’t until you really need these services that you really ...
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Setting The Table For The Family

Setting The Table For The Family It is well known that the influence of the TV, as well as shift ...
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Making Bad Days Into Good Days.

Making Bad Days Into Good Days.   We’ve all had them haven’t we, really bad days when everything seems to ...
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You’ve Got The Love

You’ve Got The Love Congratulations to Doutzen Kroes and her husband Sunnery James on the birth of their baby boy ...
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Exam Fever

Exam Fever If your household is anything like mine your child will have already come home with their GCSE or ...
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Killing Time

Killing Time Image if you will this scene, stuck in traffic in the safety of my own car.  On a ...
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Keeping Up With Your New Years Resolution.

Keeping Up With Your New Years Resolution. So it is now 8 weeks into 2011... How is it going? Are ...
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Fight The Good Fight Against Cellulite

Fight The Good Fight Against Cellulite. ‘Fight the good tight with all your might’ is how the hymn goes but ...
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The Life Cycle of Showing Affection.

The Life Cycle of Hugs, Cuddles and Kisses. If you are touchy feely person like myself, you will understand the ...
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Shouldering The Burden

Shouldering The Burden One in four people at sometime in their life will suffer from some form of mental illness.  ...
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Standing In The Cold

I know the weather is damp, drizzly and dismal and the mornings are still dark, but just think back to ...
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Beating The 20%

Beating The 20% Now that VAT has gone up to 20% and fuel prices appear to be spiralling out of ...
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New Years Resolution

New Years Resolution   Christmas has come and gone and 2011 is nearly upon us.  I don’t know about you ...
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Parent Child Relationship

Parent Child Relationship Even if you are not a parent we all know the importance of building respectful and trusting ...
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Social Networking Gone Mad

Social Networking Gone Mad! Even if you don’t have teenagers for children we have all witnessed groups of them roaming ...
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Happy Families This Christmas

Happy Families This Christmas? With the extended Christmas season soon upon us no doubt many of you are wondering how ...
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David Cameron Shares Family Photo with Hamid Karzai

David Cameron Shares Family Photo with Hamid Karzai   What a beautiful and intimate moment spotted by the press when ...
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Susan Boyle and Children in Need

Susan Boyle and Children In Need   Fantastic news for a lady who was an unknown celebrity back in 2009 ...
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