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Sleep Solves Everything: 10 ways to get Happy Sleep

In a previous life, I think I must have been a cat.  Or maybe a giant armadillo!  Did you know they sleep around 18 hours a day!  To me that sounds like bliss!  I love sleep.  Especially in the winter, I love to hibernate.  If only I could live by the day light hours!

 

However, in the way we live our lives today, that just isn’t possible.  There is work, endless responsibilities and the latest Netflix release to watch.  As work life balance and boundaries blur in to one, sleep becomes over-rated with phrases such as ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead’!  Some of us even wear our lack of sleep as a badge of honour, with workaholism causing a lack of sleep.  Some fear getting the proper sleep also equates to not being passionate enough about the work we do and the life we lead.

 

And yet sleep is vital for our overall physical heath as our body rests and more importantly for our mental health....

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Jo: From Stressed on Sundays, to Happy Mondays

When Jo first came to me for help, she was exhausted, lost her sparkle and zest for life after working more than a 40 hour week in a stressful, round the clock job as well as caring for her father after a cancer diagnosis.  There was no time for her or her ‘joy list’.  12 months on, Jo is living her happiest life yet and a life she has designed around her joy list!  To receive a testimonial from someone who refers to me as Mary Poppins has made me so happy as I know I have left a patient client with a ‘carpet bag’ of tools and techniques they can call on and empower themselves to feel happy and healthy.  

In Jo’s words: 

My top three goals upon starting the 6-month program were understanding my life direction, believing in my capabilities and understanding my emotional headspace.

Ali was able to help me work toward these goals by asking open questions to get me thinking, listening to my crazy ideas and never, ever...

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Clare: From darkness in to the light

Clare and I first met 3 years ago as part of a life coaching group and remained 'friends' on social media.  At the beginning of this year, Clare contacted me while she was at a very low point in her life and asked for help.  This has been tough journey for Clare, but I had the privilege to watch someone face into their darkest moments with dignity.  I love how Clare describes that she now wakes up each morning delighted to see what the day may bring.  She has moved from the darkness and in to a beautiful light that she has created herself, with an opportunity to manifest her life by design. And yes - it will include Clare & Ali Cookery Days - watch this space!  Her story is below:

 

My top three goals upon starting the 6-month program were to find my joy in life, try and have less fear about moving forward with my life & less procrastination and to make some order of the car crash of a life that I unexpectedly found myself in.

Ali was...

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