ARBD – Alcohol Related Brain Damage, What We All Should Know

I recently attended NHS certificated training on ARBD – Alcohol Related Brain Damage – because some of my clients have been, or are affected by it and my interest lies in understanding ARBD and its symptoms. Initially I thought it would inform my workshops better – in fact, I was so shocked by the presentation, […]

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500 Words to Inspire

A while back I was asked to share  500 words to inspire for Inspire Me Today. These are the words I wrote on the wisdom I’ve gained… Learn to accept and love all things; sure, see what’s different but remember what’s similar. Appreciate the beauty and wisdom of diversity but remain aware that we rely […]

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The Focus and the Fire – Firewalk

The Focus and the Fire Firewalk – by Mark Corner (@markcoruk )  Doing a Fire walk is something I’ve often thought about doing, but I haven’t participated in one yet. However, it seems that is all about to change. On the 30th November 2013  a firewalk is being held at the Robin Hood Centre in […]

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Freedom And Conformity – A Gender Issue

Freedom And Conformity – A Gender Issue Recently I posted the video in my news-streams of Jackson Katz ‘Violence Against Women’ because it struck a chord in how language influences our perceptions… Later, I spoke with my close friend Lance who agreed to read his own, penned words for the camera; in part to explain […]

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Celebrity Absolution … So Miley Cyrus Has Issues

The HuffPost reports a confession in a UK newspaper; Miley Cyrus now of inappropriate ‘twerking’ fame, says she’s got issues. No shit Sherlock! But don’t feel alone Miley, more than half the world’s teenage population – who know you’re name and every last movement you’ve made – aspire to being pretty much like you; a […]

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A Sense of Success – 10 Years in the Personal Development Business

By British standards I’m a successful business, managing to survive three times over the required 3 year period, to call myself ‘successful’. Ten years ago this month I set myself up as Scotland’s first Firewalk and Empowerment Instructor; I created myself a job as trainer, facilitator and holistic therapist – completely oblivious to what the […]

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Transformational Training ~ Developing Your Self II

In Transformational Training, Developing Your Self, I talked about challenging my fears in water and with heights, both of which  amounted to the same thing really; my lack of trust in myself – even though I had completed many firewalks and had walked 40 feet of fire, as part of my Instructor training. The Transformational […]

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Transformational Training ~ Developing Your Self

The beauty of personal development is that you permit yourself to experience new things; in my case, I experience as many positive things as I can, to push my growth a stage further – as often as I can too! This allows me to challenge my perceptions and transform wonky beliefs – those that are […]

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Guest Blog; My Solo Firewalk

A guest blog on her solo firewalking adventure by Jacquelyn McInally My Solo Firewalk When people opt for an aisle seat on a plane, it’s usually because they want additional legroom, but not me. I have to sit there for completely different reasons. The added sense of responsibility is nice, but to be honest, I […]

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Scottish Permaculture – Adventures in Horsefly Season

In May of this year I was asked to deliver a Team Building firewalk for residents of Forres, a small town in the north of Scotland, near Inverness and very close to a friend’s permaculture project – so it made sense to combine my trip with a visit to Ludwig’s perma-farm. Earth Ways is a […]

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