Inspiring Others

Inspiring Others

This week I want to share with you how I got into Louise Hay’s work and she inspired me to believe ‘I can do it!!’ She’s an amazing woman and looks great and recently celebrated her 90th birthday. I’m so grateful for finding her work and love sharing it worldwide as I go on my travels. So how did I get into her work? I came across her work when I was living in Abu Dhabi and attended a workshop based on her book, ‘You Can Heal Your Life.’ I was at a low point in my life and blamed everyone else for my unhappiness instead of taking responsibility for my own feelings….it was easier that way !! I also had a very low self-esteem and covered this up well with the partying lifestyle always being the life and soul of the party. I attended the workshop and loved the part that if you loved and approved of yourself exactly as you are then this was reflected back to you in your family and friends. I did some work on this and it seemed like all the people I was blaming changed overnight!! I loved the power of the workshop and decided I wanted to train as a workshop leader to share her philosophy so I booked the course immediately and flew to Johannesburg in South Africa a few months later. The training was amazing ran by the wonderful Ashika Singh (https://passionforyourlife.wordpress.com/) and while I thought it was about learning to run workshops which it was, it was also doing some work on ourselves too which is really important. As the saying goes we can be a master...
Wise Words From A Buddhist Monk

Wise Words From A Buddhist Monk

This week is about managing your time effectively, we feel we have so much to do and not enough hours in the day….sound familiar? One of the main things I’ve learnt about becoming a female entrepreneur is making time for myself. It’s taken me a while to realise that it’s about working smarter and not working […]

This week is about managing your time effectively, we feel we have so much to do and not enough hours in the day….sound familiar? One of the main things I’ve learnt about becoming a female entrepreneur is making time for myself. It’s taken me a while to realise that it’s about working smarter and not working harder and the ‘ME’ time is so important to give us time to regenerate, reflect and refocus and be more productive. I want to share an interesting conversation I had with a Buddhist Monk during my Louise Hay Coaching training in the UK in 2012. He was a lovely man and worked in the corporate world as a Life Coach for 3 months and spent the remaining 9 months of the year living as a monk in the Himalayas. It seemed the different parts of his life are worlds apart but he shared some words of wisdom with me. We talked about time management and this is what he said to me, ”We can either priorotise our focus or focus our prioroties.” What did he mean by this? He said most people have their to-do list for the day and when they have time they’ll meditate or have breaks and do something for themselves. In reality we know this might not happen as we get caught up in our work not wanting to lose momentum. He suggested making the time to meditate or go for a walk a priority  and plan our work around that instead of the other way round.  His words havestuck in my head and definitely helped me to manage my ‘Me Time’  better. My favourite way to...
Caught The Travel Bug!!

Caught The Travel Bug!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my recent blogs travelling around South East Asia. So when did it all begin? You wouldn’t have thought that this shy little Welsh girl who grew up on a farm in Wales would have ended up travelling the world!! It all started after  i’d just turned 18 and in the summer of 1991 […]

I hope you’ve enjoyed my recent blogs travelling around South East Asia. So when did it all begin? You wouldn’t have thought that this shy little Welsh girl who grew up on a farm in Wales would have ended up travelling the world!! It all started after  i’d just turned 18 and in the summer of 1991 I was waiting for my A level results with my predicted grades to go to Cardiff University. Anyway I didn’t end up get the grades I needed so it was decision time – do I resit my exams or go to the local technology college? I ended up back at the local technology college with all the girls who dropped out of school at 16. It didn’t seem fair as I’d stayed on an extra 2 years and worked hard and ended up in the same place as these girls. I had been stubborn to not go back to see my headmaster for some advice but I did eventually and he managed to get me a place at Anglia Polytechnic University at Chelmsford in Essex. I hadn’t been to London on my own before but off I went on the train from Swansea to Paddington very excited to go on my big adventure. I arrived in London and it seemed so big and suddenly I felt scared and my first reaction was to find the next train back to Swansea . Then something stopped me in my tracks and I thought ‘I CAN DO THIS!!’ I started asking the underground staff how to get to Liverpool street as all the station names were foreign to me...
Loving Island Life!!

Loving Island Life!!

Laos has definitely surprised me and there’s me thinking i’d be spending just a week here to pass through to get back to Thailand but it’s an amazing country with lots to see and do. My journey continues south in Laos and the first stop is a town called Pakse and in all honesty it […]

Laos has definitely surprised me and there’s me thinking i’d be spending just a week here to pass through to get back to Thailand but it’s an amazing country with lots to see and do. My journey continues south in Laos and the first stop is a town called Pakse and in all honesty it was a base for a couple of days but nothing exciting there. I booked a couple of nights  but the first morning I woke up there was a powercut which isn’t uncommon in Laos so I decided there was no point staying there so I jumped on  a tuk tuk with the locals and travelled 1 hour south to a town called Champasak.  This place definitely had more character so thanking Universe for the intervention. I spent a few days here and it was a great place to sit staring at the Mekong river watching the monsoon thunder storms. I love the energy of rain and different here as it’s still warm compared to the UK but doesn’t last as long. While I was here I visited Wat Phu whch was an old Khmer Hindu temple with amazing views from the top. It was a great place to spend exploring the ruins for a few hours enjoy the peacefulness of the place and not crowded with tourists which was good.   It was now the last push to head right to the bottom of Laos where the 3500 km Mekong river ends in an area called Si Phan Don or 4000 islands and a great place to chill for a week or so. I stayed in...
Land Of A Million Elephants

Land Of A Million Elephants

Vietnam had been fantastic and now it was time to prepare for my 22 bus journey to Laos but at least it was a sleeper bus so hopefully will arrive feeling rested. I left Hanoi in Vietnam at 5pm and we got taken in a mini bus to meet the sleeper bus. The bus was a recliner […]

Vietnam had been fantastic and now it was time to prepare for my 22 bus journey to Laos but at least it was a sleeper bus so hopefully will arrive feeling rested. I left Hanoi in Vietnam at 5pm and we got taken in a mini bus to meet the sleeper bus. The bus was a recliner seat but nevertheless very comfortable and i’d stocked up on snacks incase it was a sleepless night. The bus stopped a couple of times for food and toilet breaks but otherwise I stayed asleep until we arrived at the border at 6am. The first stage was to get stamped out of Vietnam but the border didn’t open until 7am so the queues of vehicles and people was starting to build up. It was a simple process to get stamped out of Vietnam and then a 10 min walk and we arrived at the Laos border. It was a straight forward process to fill out the forms and pay the visa fee and it was funny how they charged an extra $2 as it was the weekend for overtime!! Once everyone had their visas sorted we made our way to Vientiane, the capital of Laos and arrived 8 hours later around 4pm. I spent a few days in the city even though it felt more like a town as it was so small. It was filled with French bakeries and trees lined with frangipani tress with monks wandering around the streets. Laos is known as ‘the land of the million elephants’ as the elephant symbolizes the ancient kingdom of Lan Xang and is sacred to the Lao people, who believe...