The Legacy of Yang-May Ooi – ‘Bound Feet Blues’

Today I’m privileged to share with you the wisdom and the gift of a dear friend of mine, writer and performer, Yang-May Ooi. Aged 52, she’s is taking to the West End stage for the first time her personal story. Yang-May is an award-winning TEDx speaker, bestselling author and acclaimed […] Read more »

How to lead a happier life

Every week I sit in front of my computer and ask myself, “what do I know I can write about?” One of the things I’m beginning to really know about is being happy. That’s a huge blessing – not just because I’m happy but because I’m aware that I’m happy. […] Read more »

Why mistakes can be a confidence-booster

There was a time when I believed that, if only I had no more problems, challenges, disappointments and setbacks, then I would be happy. Of course, that was never going to happen. Problems happen, setbacks happen, I make mistakes, life happens. That’s unavoidable and part of being human. It took […] Read more »

Are you successful?

Over the years I’ve noticed that, as I change, my definition of what success means to me changes too. When I was young it was a question of the image I presented. I spent time, effort and money to look professional, warm and approachable – expensive clothes, jackets with padded […] Read more »

How changing my story changed my life

Here’s a question: What story are you telling yourself about yourself? We have stories we tell ourselves about anything and everything – ourselves, other people and life in general. A personal favourite of mine is the ‘helpless’ story. This one is – or could have been – mine: “After 37 […] Read more »

How to bring joy into your life – now and in the future

“‎Today is a new day, one you’ve never seen before and will never see again. Seize the wonder and uniqueness of today! Throughout this beautiful day, you have an incredible amount of opportunities to move your life into the direction you want it to go.” paraphrased from a Steve Maraboli […] Read more »

A new model for ageing

Ever since I decided to work with senior and professional people nearing retirement – who are dreading it, I started a process of my own around my own age – 67.  Although nothing in me fits any of the criteria as dictated by social norms such as appearance (I’m blessed […] Read more »

Am I Lying to Myself? – From Confusion to Clarity

I grew up believing that telling the truth is something we tell another person. But that’s only part of the story. In reality, the most important person we actually need to tell the truth to is – ourselves. We lie to ourselves all the time. In my younger days my […] Read more »

How To Accept Yourself

Over time I have observed points of similarity in my clients’ life journeys. Although the content of their story differs from person to person the process tends to be similar, one of gradual discovery. They learn that they need to learn to love themselves – or, a term I prefer, […] Read more »