New Year reflections

new year reflections

I’ve been thinking about New Year reflections recently – I always find January a good time to reflect on and re-evaluate where I am and where I am going. During one of the Covid lockdowns, I came across Bronnie Ware’s book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. I know, sounds a bit heavy, but […]

Why use the enneagram?

enneagram exploration work with me

I use the enneagram as a self-awareness tool in my coaching. Find out what it is and how it can be helpful in your self-development

Repatriating with children

repatriation with children - culture curve

Repatriating with children brings a new dimension to going home. Find advice for helping them adjust in this blog post.

Returning during the pandemic and grief

returning during the pandemic - stay home

Re-entry is tough at any time, but returning during the Covid-19 pandemic is all the more tricky for a number of reasons. As things start to open up again (I speak from the UK here – apologies if you are somewhere who doesn’t have that hope…yet), the thing that strikes me most is that we […]

Coping in strange times #2

coping in strange times 2 - gratitude

My last blog covered some of the basics of coping in these strange times we’re in: looking after ourselves, the importance of touch, imagining the future whilst also remaining fully rooted in the present. This post will offer a few more strategies and thoughts. Gratitude Many people incorporate some sort of gratitude practice into their […]

Coping in strange times

coping in strange times - lockdown

The lock-down continues. How are you coping in these strange and different times? Are you in your host country, unable to go out and work? Or maybe you’ve been repatriated to your home country and are trying to settle without the possibility of “normal” life. Or perhaps you were on leave when lock-down happened and […]

Hope and Covid-19

hope and Covid-19

It’s taken me ages to work out how to start this article. Covid-19 is provoking so much change across the globe. There is much hardship, loss, pain and suffering. And yet I also see HOPE. By writing an article about hope I do not want to be insensitive to those of you who are losing […]

Covid-19 and reentry

covid and reentry

Who would have thought 2020 would start like this? Life re-defined as never before. Change happening so fast that you turn off your TV / phone and you’re out of date. As I write, the UK has just been tasked to go into greater lock-down because of Covid-19. No outings apart from the necessary; only […]



We’ve just gone through practically the whole house, including the loft, getting rid of things we don’t want or need any more. We didn’t intend to do the whole lot – it just seemed to snowball from one room to the next. De-cluttering and making space. Children’s books; old lego models; games; annuals; DVDs; clothes; […]

Re-entry seasons

re-entry seasons - spring

The recent demonstrations from Extinction Rebellion have been quite a talking point in our house this year. My husband took part in the big one in London in April, but couldn’t make it in October. We love what it stands for and yet question the timing of it this time round, just as Brexit is […]