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Home school activities you can do when the kids are off

Home school activities you can do when the kids are off

We've been home schooling for a couple of years now, so whilst all the schools have been shut in the country, ours still carries on. I was asked in a Facebook post for suggestions on keeping the kids amused so here's some of the stuff we use/d. I also reached out to...

Saying I’m sorry

Saying I’m sorry

The other night a dreamed about my mum. I forget most of the dream, but the last bit really stuck with me. You see she passed away 6 years ago, around this time. In my dream, Mum was sad. There was something wrong and we needed to get somewhere, so she got in the car....

4 Things to consider when designing your book cover

4 Things to consider when designing your book cover

In days gone by, book covers were easy: they were simply a coloured hard back book with gold leaf printing on the spine and front cover. These days you have a range of materials and images that are available as book covers, and not only that. Now books come in the...

Miss you, sis

Miss you, sis

  I don't know if it's a Catholic thing or an Irish thing, but every year over here, we have a mass said for a person who has gone before us. In my family, so many people have passed away in March that we'd almost take up all the weekends that month if we didn't...

3 Common questions aspiring authors ask

3 Common questions aspiring authors ask

As I've started helping aspiring authors, I get asked a lot of questions about the process, but three questions keep popping up: how long does it take to write a book? how do you know if the book is any good? what do I do once I've published my book? So, let's look at...

16 Things to consider BEFORE you start writing your book

16 Things to consider BEFORE you start writing your book

Recently, I've started to help others write their book and self-publish it on Amazon. However, before I start working with someone, it helps to get clear on what they want before we start. These are some of the questions I ask, before we even start putting pen to...

5 Reasons why you should write your own book

5 Reasons why you should write your own book

6 years ago, I wrote my first book. It was called "How to optimize your LinkedIn profile". It was an ebook that did really well when it was free, but when it wasn't, then there was crickets! Since then I've published a few more books, all non-fiction. First around...

The pro’s and con’s of publishing your own book

The pro’s and con’s of publishing your own book

Companies like Amazon have made publishing your own book so much easier than you think. But should you self publish or try and find an agent and a publishing house to publish your book?  I've learnt a lot in the last few years of publishing my own books, and in this...

3 Reasons why you habits are the foundation to your success

3 Reasons why you habits are the foundation to your success

If you want to build something, anything, from a house to a business, it needs a solid foundation, and that foundation lies in your habits. Whether your goal is to lose weight, write a book or save enough money to retire, it's the steps and actions that you take every...

101 Goals for 2020

101 Goals for 2020

It's that time of year again. A time to reflect on this year, and set some goals for the coming year. This is something I've been doing since completing my My Coaching course in 2015. I use Leonie Dawson's Shining Life Workbook. It's a great little workbook that helps...

2019 Goals in review

2019 Goals in review

Since completing my Life Coaching course in 2015, I've been setting goals for myself each year, using Leonie Dawson's Shining Life Workbook. It's a great little workbook that helps you review the previous year, and clarify what you'd like in the following one by...

4 Key benefits of journaling

4 Key benefits of journaling

One of the reasons I started to write my own journals was that I had bought so many in the past myself. It's something I've been doing for some time now and is one of the 12 key habits that I included in my Happy Habits book. So, why am I such a big advocate of...

5 Great Reasons for going for a walk

5 Great Reasons for going for a walk

I did the 10k steps a  day in May Challenge for charity. It was a fabulous opportunity to get out and about, get a little fitter and raise some money for charity. Walking is such a great form of exercise, so here are 5 reasons why you should embrace this healthy...

A day of gratitude

A day of gratitude

I'm a big fan of gratitude. It's something I do each day, and something I encourage my child to do. The other day, we flew to the UK to attend an event in London. The plan was to fly in, do the hop on, hop off bus tour, go to the event and then spend the next day at...

Are You Setting the Right Goals for Yourself?

Are You Setting the Right Goals for Yourself?

As a Life Coach, I'm all about setting goals, and taking action to bring them to fruition.  But when it comes to setting goals, there are a few things that you need to consider before you get started. Here are some questions that you should ask yourself before you...