There was not a grain of confidence was in evidence…overwhelm, disbelief, worry flooded through me as I sat, pulling my hair out when the computer had a hissy fit, that means it won’t do what I want. Why had my confidence and common sense deserted me? Because I had just had the most ‘technological terror-…

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Our lives are so rich, all-encompassing and intertwined and interconnected regardless of what happens to us.

Are you living your life with confidence, forgiveness and gratitude?

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fearful, stressed, wantout, lack confidence, lack self esteem

Does it paint the world as rosy, rosy, rosy? Does it paint the world as blue, blue, blue? Are you somewhere in between? Or are you squirming quietly in your chair? Learning the art and surviving caravanning is part of my life right now. You know, you see pictures of people’s travels (that includes mine)…

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confidence, speaking out, your voice matters

I am an accidental author. It never crossed my mind to write a bookMy background was nursing, writing especially writing creatively was not part of the job description. 40 years ago I joined Toastmasters and began writing speeches. Most of those for 5-7mins. Not exactly committed writing is it?.

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technology, confidence, no confidence, fear, anxiety, can't do it, yes I can

Technology, I feel, has this little imp in it that waits for you to ‘feel you are catching on’ and it slips in a challenge and says ‘whamo…see how you like that!’ And then laughs and laughs and laughs.

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confidence in cooking, creative dinners, cooking is fun

Dinner with a difference I forgot how much fun hosting a dinner could be. have you ever stopped doing something then remembered how much fun it was?

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hearing, listening, Toastmasters, communication

I am so often asked about Toastmasters, why I joined, why I stayed…especially now it is 40 years own the track. This is a great time for me to reflect on my personal journey, a time to remember how scary it was to walk in that room, how scary it was to stand and introduce myself and how scary it was to admit my confidence was at an all-time low which was affecting how I communicated and lived. 

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Confidence, lack of confidence, self esteem, overwhelm

TIP – Choose one thing, just one thing that makes your heart sing and do it.   This is for the days when you feel the world is against you, you feel tired and weary, you wonder where your confidence has gone just when you need it. If that is you today, stop for a…

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