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May 15, 2019

Having a "growth mindset" is something of a buzzword at the moment and is often viewed as the key to resilience and overcoming obstacles to achieve your goals. 

But what exactly is a "growth mindset"? 

The fundamental premise of a growth mindset is the belief that y...

March 26, 2019

 Spring's here! 

I don’t know about you, but this week has been great for my motivation – I always get a massive surge of energy when the sun comes out and I see the buds start to burst through!

And it’s not just me - a 2010 study published in the Journal of Environ...

December 18, 2018

-Boys aged between 8 and 15 spend almost twice as much time doing sport activities as girls of the same age (The Independent)

-By the age of 7, girls are 22% less likely than boys to call themselves “very sporty” (The Guardian)

-Twice as many girls as boys claim a l...

November 29, 2018

Since setting up my business in September of last year, I have connected with some amazing people undertaking some incredible adventures and travelling to far flung corners of the globe. 

And whilst this has been incredibly inspiring, I will also admit that it has somet...

October 30, 2018

This is a principle I was reminded of by my fantastic coach in one of her recent podcasts (A Brilliant Gamble) - and one I found myself putting into practice a few days ago during half term. Having arranged it so that my husband would do the breakfast shift whilst I he...

August 30, 2018

For the past 6 years we have spent our summer holidays in Portugal with my parents, brother and his family. If you had told my student self that this was what was in store for me 20 odd years later, I would probably have run screaming. Having spent my pre-kids life gra...

May 11, 2018

About a month after leaving the Army, I was having coffee with a former colleague, now a highly successful endurance athlete and performance coach. Over a couple of hours, she offered lot of helpful advice; however, one comment really stuck with me.  After listening to...

March 29, 2018

Anyone else feel like they are on some sort of countdown challenge to the Easter holidays?

For me the week before a break always seems to be on fast forward, whether it’s managing work deadlines, extra school events or trying to coordinate pet drops offs and packing for...

February 22, 2018

What is an adventure? It might conjure up images of climbing mountains or trekking through jungles. But the interesting thing about adventure is that in the end it comes down to perception — what may be seen as risky to one person, may be an every day activity to anoth...

November 24, 2017

Its 0830 on a Saturday morning, the day after the clocks have gone back and I am standing in a virtually deserted beach car park, contemplating a wetsuit that has failed to even slightly dry after a night hanging in the shower. The sky is a brooding slate grey and the...

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