Video – on being an introvert in an extraverted world

Video – on being an introvert in an extraverted world

At the book launch of “From Wallflower to Sunflower” I spoke about my motivation for writing the book, in relation to being an introvert in a world that’s set up for extroverts to succeed. If you’re an introvert, or have a strong introverted side, do you do you feel pressurised to be different from the way you are? You don’t

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Facebook Live: Surviving the Christmas Party Season

Facebook Live: Surviving the Christmas Party Season

Facebook Live: Surviving the Christmas Party Season I held my first ever Facebook Live on Wednesday 5th December 1.15-1.45pm GMT. And I was pretty nervous…. this was a new challenge. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I felt the kind of aliveness I used to feel when I used to “tread the boards”  – its an acting expression

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Photos and Videos from the Book Launch of From Wallflower to Sunflower

Photos and Videos from the Book Launch of From Wallflower to Sunflower

Many thanks to all those who attended the Book Launch of From Wallflower to Sunflower and Celebration of 20 years of Making Moves. People came from far and wide to attend: Here’s a video to give you a flavour of the event and photographs of the event. Many thanks to Rene Toussaint who shot and edited this video. Many thanks

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Claire Schrader’s new book: From Wallflower to Sunflower

Claire Schrader’s new book: From Wallflower to Sunflower

The quiet person’s path to natural self-confidence Best book for confidence if you’re quiet, shy or an introvert If you are sick and tired of being a wallflower, this book will set you on a pathway of radical transformation to becoming the person you’ve always wanted to be. From Wallflower to Sunflower breaks new ground in the field of confidence-building.

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Why are more and more people now are defining themselves as wallflowers?

Why are more and more people now are defining themselves as wallflowers?

An excerpt from From Wallflower to Sunflower: the quiet person’s path to natural self-confidence  – Claire Schrader’s new book. The original wallflowers Very sadly a wallflower has become a derogatory term so that no one wants to be named or seen as a wallflower by other people. The term was used in the 19th century to describe a woman who

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Feel the Fear – how to overcome fear without paralysing yourself

Feel the Fear – how to overcome fear without paralysing yourself

Fear is powerful. The fact that fear is not real in most cases, makes it no less powerful. Fear can grip you around the heart, paralyse you, run you into the ground and make all action impossible. Most of the things you fear are inside your head, and produce similar physical sensations as if you were facing a raging bear.

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Dreaming – a winter solstice journey

Dreaming – a winter solstice journey

We are moving into the time of dreaming. As each day closes we are aware of the darkness descending, as the days get shorter and the nights get longer. Maybe our sleep gets deeper, and our dreams become more vivid. Or we awake each morning knowing we have been somewhere in the night, scarcely remembering our dreams, we just know

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Shining Your Light – promote yourself with ease

Shining Your Light – promote yourself with ease

How to Promote Yourself with Ease You’ve got enormous amount of talent – everyone tells you how gifted you are, you’ve got numerous qualifications/letters after your name,  you’ve trained in something dear to your heart – but you’re not doing anything with any of them. Or you have an idea to start working for yourself or to go off in

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The Curse of Being Invisible

The Curse of Being Invisible

Or How to be Seen and Heard Without Having to Scream and Shout About It Daniel was a quiet man, a clever man, a caring man – but he felt he was invisible. Daniel was an academic and it often took him days to prepare his beautifully composed and interesting lectures. But when it came to delivering them, his students went to sleep

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