Elaine’s Blog

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I’m a Coach and this is Why You Don’t Need Me

I’m a Coach and this is Why You Don’t Need Me

I’m a coach, so telling someone that they may not need me might not be considered a very good business model, you might think? Why would I tell potential clients that they don’t need a coach when I do this for a living? Because it’s true. You don’t need a coach even...

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Advice My Mother Gave Me

This title is a little misleading because I can’t remember my mum giving me much advice. But, as she died young, maybe she died before I was ready to listen? One bit of advice I do remember is, ‘never dust your mirrors and you’ll always look good’ and I’ve followed...

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Sunny Days are too Demanding

Sunny Days are too Demanding

I heard Oprah Winfrey say in a podcast, ‘I love winter, I am allowed to be lazy. Summer is always demanding.’ And I immediately understood what she meant, sunny days are just too demanding for me too. Now don’t get me wrong. I love sunny days. There’s nothing better...

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FOMO is a NO NO

FOMO is a NO NO

About ten years ago, a journalist contacted me for my view on FOMO. At this time, it was a fairly new syndrome but, like most syndromes, it’s now become common parlance, so much so that it was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. For those people who have...

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Trolls Don’t Live Under a Bridge Anymore

Trolls Don’t Live Under a Bridge Anymore

Do you know the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff and the Troll who lived under the bridge? This is an old Scandinavian story whose purpose I can’t imagine apart from terrifying children away from bridges. Trolls feature in many stories and films including The Lord...

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Are You too Cool to be Conned?

Are You too Cool to be Conned?

Have you watched, ‘Inventing Anna’? If not, you must be one of the only people who hasn’t. Lately, there’s a slew of programmes on Netflix, and other streaming services, about con artists and they are so popular that I’ll bet that there are more in the pipeline. It...

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Do You Want to Play?

Do You Want to Play?

Depending on your circumstances, this question might come from your child or it could be a line from a horror film. And if you’re a parent, how often do you play? When my daughters were young, I was happy to play but as they got older and had friends around to play,...

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How to Make Life Simple

How to Make Life Simple

In a climate where self-help books and courses abound, there might be one concept that’s passed you by and that’s Ikagai. Ikagai is a Japanese concept designed to improve life and there is no direct translation, or one word, that encapsulates the meaning, or essence,...

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Ditch the Diet

Ditch the Diet

Late December is that time of year again. Diet time. Maybe you gave yourself a holiday over the Christmas period from the way you normally eat and had too much chocolate, mince pies and cake? Or the wine was flowing too freely and, well, it is Christmas after all. And...

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