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Video: The Power of Self-Acceptance – a participant speaks

Video: The Power of Self-Acceptance – a participant speaks

The Power of Self-Acceptance A participant speaks about her experience of participating in Making Moves courses over 20 years and how she learned self-acceptance. This video was filmed at the book launch of From Wallflower to Sunflower. She first attended in 1996 to the very first 6 session group I ran. This is her account of the discoveries she made

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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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Body Confidence – Love Talk Show – Sky TV

Body Confidence – Love Talk Show – Sky TV

I was recently interviewed by James and Helena of the Love Talk Show, on Sky TV, on the subject of Body Confidence where we explored a number of interesting questions. Scroll below to the You Tube broadcast of the programme. James and Helena talked about how very attractive confidence is in relationships and particularly when you are seeking a partner.

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The Curse of Emotions – overcoming negative emotions

The Curse of Emotions – overcoming negative emotions

You were feeling great… and then you get an email or your partner/boss/friend says something that really upsets you.  And suddenly you’re on fire! You feel full of justified rage. Even if you know the thing that has upset you is rather trivial, possibly not even true. You don’t quite know where it all came from – all this emotion

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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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Overcoming trauma: breaking free of being too good

Overcoming trauma: breaking free of being too good

Overcoming trauma how one woman after being too good most of her life overcame the trauma 
that had kept her locked away and discovered that life can be beautiful Leah was a quiet child, a good child. She was born into an Irish family where there was no time to be “a wet blanket”. So Leah kept quiet and got

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Overcome Obstacles

Overcome Obstacles

Overcome Obstacles: Turning Your Obstacles into Power You’ve had enough! You’re not going to put up with it any longer. The situation has been going on for far too long. You’ve made up your mind. You’re going to take action/follow a new path/get out of that rut once and forever! And you do! And for a while, it feels so

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