Posts Tagged ‘Well-being’

Write your own story

Monday, October 13th, 2014

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I was reading ‘Ten Top Tips For Focusing Your Writing Creativity’ by Lisa Cherry, a social media connection and I particularly liked this tip:

‘Allow yourself to be risky with your writing. If you’ve got something to say, say it but say it well. People want to read something challenging, something different and something that speaks to them’.

Over the weekend, while catching up with my e-mails, work and reading a few of my favourite friends posts, I came across this beautiful illustration and quote on facebook:

‘Write your own story’ from Healing Light Online

“You are the designer of your destiny. You are the author. You write the story. The pen is in your hand, and the outcome is whatever you choose”.

This illustration (I am a visual learner) spurred me to read through some of my previous blog stories and I decided to re write one called ‘Serendipity alive and well in London’  This was a story about an offline networking event, I attended in London. I felt  this experience was challenging enough to write about.  The post had a reasonable response from my social media network, so that encouraged me to do some more searching online, using google. I then came across Everyday Learnings  and recognised a few faces and authors, who over the nurturing years have become my friends, through connecting on social media networks.

I agree with the authors mentioned above, I do find the whole process of writing posts and connecting with my network thoroughly rewarding. So here is my question to you readers ‘How many of your friends and social media connections do you know, have written their own story, book or e-books?’


“Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher” – Oprah Winfrey


Carolyn Williams


Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates  and leads using social media.


Gut Instinct

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Talking to so many stressed, whizzy business gurus as I do through the course of my consultancy and networking, I wanted to post a few useful extracts from various experts on Stomach Health. Stress is felt in the Gut! So it makes sense for us to respect our Gut and nurture it. I agree with Pierre Pallardy that the stomach is our second brain. If we all connect with our stomachs and truly listen to the signals, I reckon we are half way to an improved digestive system and a flatter tummy.

Book extract…
How you can transform your attitude to food and restore nourishment and pleasure to your life.
Learning to recognise why you want to eat when you are not hungry, to eat only when you are hungry and to stop when you are full isn’t magic; it takes work. But once you have the knack, it feels magically different from the way you’ve eaten before. It will mean an end to diets, binges, special schemes to control your food, and an end to denying yourself the food you would like to eat. There are five key principles that will help you eat in a new way and to be able to be the size that is right for you. They allow you to trust yourself around food. No diet, no doctor, no trainer, no scheme can know better than you what suits your body.

Eat when your’e hungry
Learning to rediscover your hunger signals can take a bit of practice and a lot of attention. If you are not used to recognising hunger, don’t despair. Perhaps you don’t know when your hungry because:

You eat before you are hungry
You eat because everyone else is eating
You eat because your miserable, weepy, angry
You eat because you are so happy
You eat because you passed a bakery with wonderful smells
You eat because it’s a meal time
You eat because your mother told you to
You eat because you feel fat and helpless
You eat the food your child left over

Sometime we can be afraid to feel hunger. The very sensation frightens us, so we eat in advance of it. That can happen because as children we didn’t have enough food; we had to clear our plates whether we wanted to or not; We sensed our mother’s disapproval if we said weren’t hungry; eating was a shared family activity. Knowing and facing these reasons clears the way for you to use your hunger to guide your eating.

Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy food and eat well? Then we can all relax and have a great weekend

Extracts from Gut Instinct written by Pierre Pallardy coming next…


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Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.