Talking Tools (aka The Blog)

PROUD TO BE FINALIST FOR THE WOMAN WHO SOLOPRENEUR AWARDS 2020

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PROUD TO BE FINALIST FOR THE WOMAN WHO SOLOPRENEUR AWARDS 2020

I was gobsmacked, delighted, extremely grateful, overwhelmed and proud to find out today that I have been shortlisted as a FINALIST in the Inspirational Solopreneur Category for the Woman Who Achieves Award 😲At the end of September last year I was curled up on my sofa and couldn’t move. Stress had triggered anxiety and OCD, all banging my door down once more after 13 years - I lost myself for a while and became very scared of life and living. 39 year old me was very different to the 26 year old IT Service Manager that hit rock bottom. I...

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The Wellness Wednesday Show - 26th August 2020

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The Wellness Wednesday Show - 26th August 2020

Click into Solihullradio.com  at 12pm on Wednesday 26th August when I will be chatting to Sara Fernandes, founder of Only Human Thearpay, about her own personal experiences with postpartum psychosis and how her recovery led her to support other women through motherhood. An incredible, brave and informative guest, Sara has a wealth of tools to help every parent - the Mums & Dads!!  if you miss the show you can catch up by downloading the podcast shortly after the show. A list of all The Wellness Wednesday Show Podcasts can be found via this link 

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TOOL #33 YES - WHY I FLIPPED IT AND CHANGED THE SCRIPT

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TOOL #33 YES - WHY I FLIPPED IT AND CHANGED THE SCRIPT

As I sat watching Bridget Jones, everyone else (including husband, mother and kids) tucked up in bed I thought “Ooh this is nice”... for about 30 seconds!!! Turns out the 3YOs danger nap at 3PM yesterday afternoon was exactly that! Dangerous. 3YO Wide awake at 11PM. Ready to party. I sat there for a few seconds dreading how the next 30 minutes was going to play out as I attempt to get the 3YO to sleep.  The thing is I struggle to fight against it. She is my daughter. Second Wind is my middle name. Turns out it’s also hers....

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The Wellness Wednesday Show - 19th August 2020

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The Wellness Wednesday Show - 19th August 2020

This week Ali is joined by Jen, founder of The Dance Club At Home. Having taught in excess of 120,000 women and men dance fitness and worked with hundreds of clients over the last few years to improve their nutrition, fitness and mindset, Jen will be sharing her story of how she struggled after the birth of her children and how regular exercise helped heal her body and mind. Jen's going to share some of her best tips and techniques and how you can start feeling better today. Click into Solihullradio.com at 12pm on Wednesday.  A list of all The...

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TOOL #27 TALKING: HOW OUR 6-YEAR-OLD HIGHLIGHTED THE IMPORTANCE OF TALKING

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TOOL #27 TALKING: HOW OUR 6-YEAR-OLD HIGHLIGHTED THE IMPORTANCE OF TALKING

A few weeks ago, we were heading to our best-friend’s house for a special social distanced get-together and to meet their gorgeous new doggie. We were all excited about it, even both children, who are quite nervous around dogs, were eager to meet the new family member. However, just as we were leaving the house our 6YO said he needed to talk to us. He wanted to tell us that he was feeling very nervous about meeting his besties new pet. We talked it through, understood his worries and explained that he would be safe and agreed we would still...

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