Kapucia Presents: Meet Your Guardian Angel

31st October 18:30 – 19:30

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Everyone has guardian angels, they look out for you and support your life from behind the scenes.

You can lift your energy to meet yours and they will help reconnect you to your path and purpose. They have an infinite supply of guidance, love and light to share with you.

Book on to this class to strengthen your connection to the angelic realm and raise your vibrational frequency!

Our guide, Geniene was taught meditation in personal practice with a former buddhist monk and met her Guardian Angel Celeste, in 2014. Since then she was guided into a soul journey in Thailand, India and Bali and is now inspiring others on their own journeys.

Geniene will be guiding us to meet our guardian angel in this special class.

Limited number of spaces.

Energy Exchange is £8
Kapucia
27 Lord Street, L2 9SA United Kingdom Liverpool

Guided Meditation with Geniene

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12th September 5:30- 6:30pm

“Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety or doubt” ♥

Would you like to combat stress? Sleep better? Be happier, more peaceful and content?

Don’t beat your self up with your wild mind, start with meditation.
In time you will learn to work kindly with the barrage of thoughts and you will find clarity and peacefulness.

Kapucia are introducing a brand new guided meditation class for 2017 every Tuesday from 5.30pm.

Our guide, Geniene was taught meditation in personal practice with a former buddhist monk and having returned from a stint of travelling in India, Bali and Thailand is guiding us weekly into how to go within, clear the mind of unwanted clutter , bringing peace, bliss and self empowerment.

All levels are welcome. Energy Exchange is £5

Kapucia
27 Lord Street, L2 9SA United Kingdom Liverpool

How To Communicate Assertively

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Throughout our lives we experience a series of crossroads. Some roads lead us to carry on the path we are currently on. Whilst other paths lead us to new pastures. No paths ever take us backwards, ensuring that we continuously move forwards with every new day that we are blessed with.

During these crossroads, we may realise that there are people or situations in our lives that we no longer resonate with. These could include our jobs, hobbies, friends or even family members. To walk away from these people/situations (if they are harmful to our growth and wellbeing) is a sign of authenticity in its maturity stage.

Assertiveness is when we confidently and positively express our opinions, ideas and talents. For example, Person A may ask; “Will you help me with this project tomorrow?” If you can and you want to, by all means say yes. Remember though, saying no is also an option. So many of us will say yes so as not to upset anybody. In truth, living our lives this way will ultimately wear us out!

When we hold the core belief that we are each equal to everyone else (not better or worse) but equal, we can then begin communicate from a
place of true equality.

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Saying no to someone’s demands or walking away from situations we find uncomfortable is totally acceptable!

If we are made to feel as though we are wrong, or that we have upset or let others down, because our answer has not ‘fit in’ with others’ expectations, we have to re-evaluate. We must at this point, consider if we are being treated equally within the relationship.

We don’t have to be aggressive expressing who we are, but at same time we don’t have ‘tip toe’ around a person in case we upset them. If you speak your wants and needs clearly and assertively without aggressive tones, you have nothing to fear.

Below I will share with you 9 tips to help you in understanding what assertiveness looks like, and how you can implement an assertive energy into your life.

Tips on how to be assertive

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1) Start a sentence with the word I in situations of debate. 

For example, when trying to resolve an issue, aggressive language would be “you always do this!”
Assertive language would be “I feel disappointed when you change plans at the last minute” you can express your feelings without giving away your power, or trying to control someone else.

2) Maintaining eye contact. 

Ok, we don’t want to have a full on freakish staring competition, but not having any eye contact shows discomfort and indecisiveness. Maintaining it shows you are present within the conversation. If you struggle with eye contact, you can practice on yourself in the mirror. This may feel awkward at first, but it is a great technique to build confidence. After all, our eyes are the windows to the soul.

3) Practice good body posture. 

If you are able, standing tall rather than slouching will allow you to feel more assertive in yourself. Keep your shoulders back, and your head high. When you walk into a room, people will notice. This may feel unusual at first, especially if you’ve been used to slouching in order to ‘blend in’. Just know that the way you walk really will change how you feel within yourself.

4) Avoid being vague. 

“You’re always criticising me” may be an easy thing to say in frustration, but being generalised and not specific actually can damage your ability to be assertive.
Instead you could say; “This is the third time this week you have critiqued my decision”. This is a more specific statement and therefore helps you to stand your ground. When we speak facts instead of random thoughts we can be more assertive and create boundaries with others.

5) Speak facts, not judgements. 

Saying “he’s so bad at his job” is not an assertive way of describing a person that you have a professional issue with.
Saying “this is the second time he has misplaced important documents” however, is a fact not a judgement. When you are assertive there is no need to judge others. You can still vocalise issues that need to be talked about, in a non-judgemental way.

6) Silence is a great tool. 
Filling in silences that you find awkward is something that so many of us have done, but remember, thinking through your words through before you speak is totally fine! If someone asks you “can you pick me up from the airport tomorrow” there are 3 ways you can answer.

Passive language “erm, I think I can, yes, ok that’s fine”

Aggressive language “Are you kidding me! How come I’m always the one doing you favours? Or “ok I’ll do it but you best be on time”

Assertive language (pause to think) you could say; “I’ll have to think about that” or ‘yes’ or ‘no’ depending on whether you can or cannot. It’s a simple answer to a simple question.

7) Be mindful of the tone of your voice. 

Sometimes we may think we are being assertive but mumbling shows passive language and high pitched tones or raised voices show aggressiveness. Practice being assertive with a voice that is neutral, natural yet controlled.

8) Express your emotions clearly. 

This tip is quite straight forward. If you communicate how you feel, crossed wires with others can be avoided.

9) You are responsible for yourself. 

Your behavior and your personality is your responsibility. (Unless you have a medical condition which is out of your control, which alters this statement)
On the most part it is you that decides whether to let a person or situation control you, or whether you instigate arguments and drama. Staying assertive in situations won’t compromise the way you feel about yourself, and the way you treat others. Remember that boundaries are healthy, and you have every right to live with them in mind.

Written by Alyssa Cruise

Check out her blog here

 

 

 

Hot Yoga at Your Yoga Studio

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Miss Chief’s review of the 10-day pass for new students at Your Yoga Studio Liverpool on Wood Street.

After a busy and stressful life lately, I decided that it was time for a bit of time out. Hot yoga provides a great meditation environment where I could totally relax, free my mind and focus on myself. This is how it went;

Day One:

Class: Hot Yoga for Beginners with Debbie Radcliffe

Today was my first class, feeling nervous, I went into the studio and found my place, there were no spaces on the back row so I ended up right behind the instructor. This made me extra nervous because now I knew I had to do my best because everybody would be looking right next to me.

When the instructor asked if there was anybody new to the class and I was the only one who put up their hand, I quickly felt myself wanting to walk straight back out again. Before we started I had the face towel on my head removing the sweat from my forehead as it started to sting my eyes. The instructor set us into a relaxing meditation before getting into any movements. The heat then became easier, it didn’t feel as hot as I remembered Hot Yoga in the past.

Today’s class was a slow flow for beginners, we moved at a pace which was easy to follow and pick up with a lot repetition. The main part I struggled with was planking. Although I have been working out at the gym, this definitely doesn’t prepare you for the good Ol’ killer plank.

The instructor had a lovely presence, not to overwhelming and a nice calm voice. I have been searching for a good yoga instructor since my favorite Finnish Ballerina instructor Sanna, who has since become one of my biggest inspirations. Today’s instructor Debbie came around the class and helped get everybody into the correct position, giving pointers on alignment and tips on how to get a better stretch and know you’re feeling the right things.

Overall I was really pleased with this class, it was nice to start with a slow flow, to prepare for the rest of the classes. Now I better make sure that I drink enough water!!

Day Two;

Class: Hot fit flow fly class with Steven Jones

Today my boyfriend came along with me to hot yoga. A few years ago, we came and done a 20-day taster course.

We went into the room to relax and get used to the heat, one by one people entered, but unlike yesterday’s beginners class, after a few more confident looking people came in, we looked at each other and had the same though “maybe this is an advanced class”.  This class was a lot faster paced, quick transitions between poses, a lot of repetition helped us to look like we knew what we were doing a little bit. We surprisingly kept up the pace and didn’t struggle as much as originally thought we would.

I told my boyfriend that it was only girls at the class yesterday which made his face light up, but to his dissatisfaction in today’s class it was mainly male dominated (haha). I feel like I had a great workout, really worked on the core today and feel super refreshed.

Need to keep drinking water.

Day Three;

Class: Absolute Hot Yoga 60m with Steph Henshaw

Today I decided to do Hot Yoga in my lunch break as I had been invited to get my hair done by Aveda in the evening.

The class was advertised at absolute hot yoga 60m but as the instructor Steph was substituting for the usual instructor she changed the class to a flow.

Today’s class was quite small, so we had loads of space, but that also left me feeling a lot more bare, nowhere to hide for cover if I feel like giving up at any point. Steph was actually taught in hot yoga by my old instructor Sanna, you could tell this as she worked you hard!! The flow was a quick pace but then this lead into long plank holds, she would make you hold it for so much longer than you think, my whole body was shaking but I did not want to give up.

The heat is the same but I felt like I could cope with it better, at the point when it feels too hot from doing the downward dog position over and over, the stand-up work came to save me. I did find that in other classes my balance had been fine, but today I found balancing in some positions a little difficult.

Day Four;

Class: Hot Yoga Core Power with Margie Kirk

I was planning to take today off as a rest day and let my body recover, but I think I’m addicted, my skin feels amazing, I have extra energy and  I want to just keep going. I looked at the class schedule and seen that it was a core workout and I thought ok yes, this is the target area I want to build on. I’m so glad I did.

Margie was a fantastic instructor, this class had some flow, but it was mainly slow paced with more focus on getting the moves correct. This is just what I needed. Margie went around the class and helped point out tips on what we should be feeling and how to better the move, also helping fix you into the right alignment. She was very strict however, if she spotted you fidgeting between moves or trying to wipe your face she would point it out straight away. I felt like a naughty kid sometimes, but this then helped me stay completely focused on the practise.

I also found that all this time I hadn’t been getting the best out of my warrior 2 position. I always thought the move was about the front leg, when it is actually about the back one. Once I changed the move and found out how to use the back leg as the stretch and push out through my back little toe, this has changed the pose altogether for me. I wonder how many other positions I am not benefitting from fully at the moment! I see this as a positive though, because learning is fun and always knowing there is always something new to improve on just makes me want to continue finding out more.

Day 5- Rest Day

Day 6 – Rest day

Day 7 – Rest Day

Day 8;

Class: Absolute Hot Yoga with Steven Jones  

Today I missed the beginners class because I was bringing my friend and she didn’t finish work until later, so we made the Absolute Hot Yoga 60m class with Steven Jones

Today the room seemed so much hotter, I don’t know if that’s because of my rest days or it was actually hotter.  Although the class had a different name it was exactly the same as Fit, Flow, Fly, I’m not sure why the classes have different names if it’s exactly the same. That’s fine though, it was a good challenge. Having Heather in the class made me lose concentration at time as a few giggles went on quietly at the back, I did manage to focus in the end though and get through it.

I must drink more on my rest days!!

Day 9;

Class: Fit, Flow, Fly with Steven Jones

Today’s class was the earlier class but was exactly the same as the day before.

My body feels like it can stretch more freely, I think I may have finally learned how to go from downward dog into plank and then cobra correctly now, it’s about trying to keep that bum higher up and coming down from plank right into the elbows.

I have been working hard lately using the mirror to try and correct my alignment. This is where going to Margie Kirks class really helps, she will walk around and correct your posture. Steven is a really good teacher, his voice is very soothing and the movements are fast, but not too fast. He does give some tips and corrects some moves, but the nature of this class being a faster flow, doesn’t give much opportunity it seems.

Day 10 – rest day due to other commitments.

Overall, I feel more focused and relaxed, my body and mind are at one. My skin feels amazing and it has encouraged me to drink plenty of water, which normally I don’t do.

I would love to keep up hot yoga but the classes and passes are a little expensive, I will probably look at doing drop in sessions as and when but it’s not something I could commit to every week just because of the cost.

It has encouraged me to maybe look at focusing on normal (non hot) yoga classes and work on correcting my moves before paying and taking them into a hot class.

5/5 Misschief Rating

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Melanoma UK – Check Yourself

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Hello to all the wonderful readers of the Miss Chief new website. 

I am so honoured to have been asked to contribute to this amazing new website and without wanting to bore you, I thought it would be a good idea to just give you a little background on me and the reason I am covering as much as I can to do with health & wellbeing and how important it is to look after yourself on the inside as well as the outside.

My name is Di Cannon and I have lived in Liverpool all my life….all 50 years of them. I have had the good fortune of being raised by a very loving family and although I doubt my mum, after having 4 children, was expecting to have another little bundle of joy at the age of 40, she did and here I am to tell the tale.

My parents worked hard all their life and that’s the environment I was raised in.  I left school and started work at the National Girobank 2 weeks before my 17th birthday and having served the company for 25 years, I finally left in 2008 to start my own consultancy business and I have never looked back.

My company helps other businesses grow by getting them ready for finance/funding…..now before you turn off, I am not going to put you to sleep about double-digit growth or Brexit, there is actually a reason I need you to know this as working with so many companies over the years opened my eyes to my passion and that is health & well being. Some of the business owners have looked at me as though I have gone a little mad when I tell them they must create a happier & healthier workplace because ultimately if staff are happy & healthy then they perform at their best….I think we can all relate to that.  I now get the best of everything as my business owners listen and make changes wherever possible to do this so I can put my passion and business together and make a real difference.

Sadly in 2013 I was hit with a personal tragedy when my niece who was re diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer and this vile disease killed her in December 2014 at the young age of 38. Claire was originally diagnosed in early 2000 when her mum spotted a mole on her back that just didn’t look right.  After a number of visits to doctors and finally an oncologist, she was diagnosed with early stages of melanoma.  Back in 2000 I don’t think any of us would know what melanoma was, we certainly didn’t think it was a killer but it was and it is.  Claire had her mole removed and was given the ‘all clear’ 3 years later.  We now sadly know, you never really get the all clear and in 2013 when taking a shower she found a lump under her arm which turned out to be stage four melanoma. The following 12 months went by with chemotherapy, radiation and then finally she was days away from getting on a new melanoma drug trial only to find there was a tumour on her brain.

This photo was taken on her wedding day 2 years before she died.

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Claire suffered so much in her final weeks and when she died I vowed to do whatever i could to help others know exactly what melanoma is and how to protect your body.  So i don’t overload you, this information will come in various topics but for now I want to highlight to check your body for that Ugly Duckling….the mole that “just don’t look right”

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EARLY DETECTION

Melanoma diagnosed in its early stage can be successfully treated by surgery. If a melanoma is discovered when still less than 1mm thick, the prognosis is excellent.

 

Checking yourself and your loved ones

Check your entire body regularly, including skin not normally exposed to the sun. You should ask for help from someone else to check difficult-to-see areas, such as your back, neck and scalp. Follow the ‘Ugly Duckling’ method – if you notice a mole or skin lesion that looks out of place or feels different from the others, see a doctor.

Skin Self Examination

It’s important to check your skin, preferably on a regular basis. The best time to do this is after a bath or shower in a well-lit room in front of a full-length mirror.

You can use a hand-held mirror to look at areas that are hard to see, such as the backs of your thighs. You might get a spouse or close friend or family member to help you with these exams, especially for hard-to-see areas like your back or scalp.

The first time you examine your skin, spend time carefully going over the entire surface. Learn the pattern of moles, blemishes, freckles, and other marks on your skin so that you’ll notice any changes next time. If you look at your skin regularly, you will know what’s normal for you. Be sure to show your doctor any areas that concern you.

Follow the step by step instructions in the Mole Map to examine your skin and keep a log:

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The ABCDEs of melanoma

Melanomas can often be detected using the ABCDE system, although not all melanoma lesions show these characteristics:

Asymmetry: two halves of the mole are different from one another

Border: the edges of the mole are poorly defined. It is ragged, notched, blurred or an irregular shape

Colour: the colour is uneven with shades of black, brown and tan. Melanomas may also be white, grey, red, pink or blue

Different: from other lesions (ugly duckling) there is a change, particularly an increase, in size. Melanomas are usually bigger than the end of a pencil (6mm)

Evolving: changing

Getting a professional skin check

If you are at increased risk of melanoma, including having had melanoma before, you and your partner are advised to learn to recognize suspicious lesions. You should also discuss professional skin monitoring with your doctor.

What else to look for

  • Melanomas can appear as a new spot or an existing spot, freckle or mole that has changed in colour, shape or size.
  • Sometimes melanomas may bleed or be itchy, and they may become raised quickly and catch on clothing.
  • While many melanoma are multi-coloured, they can also be white or the same colour as your skin.
  • Some types of melanoma develop over a period of weeks or months, while others tend to develop more slowly.
  • Nodular melanomas are a type that grow rapidly and need to be removed urgently. They are most often found on the head and neck and in older people, particularly men. They are raised, firm and often uniform in colour.
  • A melanoma that shows multi-colouring.

 

 

Kapucia’s Concious Cinema Presents “What The Health”

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Kapucia’s Conscious Cinema is in our main studio kitted out with a large projector screen & plenty of bean bags, cushions & chairs. Our first showing presents the outstanding documentary “What the health”.

Filmmaker Kip Andersen uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases, and he investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations doesn’t want people to know about it.

It highlights the myth that nutrition is separate to medicine, and uncovers raw and obvious truths that once seen cannot be forgotten.

An inspiring and educational documentary to be enjoyed with like-minded individuals and Kapucia raw food and a comfortable surroundings. Grab a beanbag!

Being served on the day:

All of our food products are made with 100% Organic ingredients.

Coconut bacon, Lettuce and Tomato flatbreads
Courgetti
Cashew Cheese Ploughman’s
Smoothies
Sweet treats including Cacao Balls, Fudge Brownies
Cacao Elixirs
Matcha Tea plus more…

Date: Sunday 13th August
Time: 6pm
Cost: £5 (which is redeemable against any food and drink being served)

Venue

Kapucia, 27 Lord St, Liverpool L2, UK

To find out more click here

Sarah McBride

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Sarah McBride is the founder of Kapucia, she has been on a plant based diet for over 20 years for purely compassionate reasons, which lead her to study the physical effects on the body. She has been working on the effects of emotions on the physical body for over 10 years, starting with herself; reversing many long term health issues. Re-programming her own beliefs to create the life that she desired and is now able to help others. She decided to bring together all of her passions and many of the practitioners she has worked or trained with under one roof by founding the concept of Kapucia.

She holds a BA Hons in English Language and Literature is a Qualified Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, Source Awakening Practitioner and Ho’oponopono Practitioner, a Certified Master in Shamanic Spirit Release, Raw Food Nutritionist, a Stress Management Trainer with the Stress Management Society whilst currently working towards a Detoxification Qualification.

Check out Kapucia here

Located in the heart of Liverpool City Centre, Kapucia is a wellness hub, which offers a space for individuals to grow physically, emotionally and spiritually. The unique space marries together a collective of authentic teachings including personal development workshops, yoga and meditation classes and alternative therapies for overall health, healing and general wellbeing.

Our mission is to create a community of like-minded individuals in one common place to share experiences, practices and knowledge. We achieve this by hosting a wide range of leading expert practitioners in their field to facilitate events and workshops and bringing cutting edge technology to take the guess work out of why you are ill.

We also guide others who wish to explore a path towards compassionate and healthier eating through plant based nutrition seminars, networking events, documentary evenings and serving 100% organic and vegan food and drinks – all in plant based compostable packaging.

The ultimate goal of Kapucia is to help each and every person to achieve mind, body and soul connection.

The facilities are set in a 2,200 square feet basement area, which include disabled access and lift. There is underfloor heating and air conditioning throughout, both ladies and gents showers and W.C. and lockers. There are 3 fully equipped therapy rooms all with sinks, a mezzanine seating area serving drinks and snacks and a small outdoor seated area.

For rental of the space/rooms or collaboration opportunities please contact us as info@kapucia.com.

Natasha McKenzie

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Natasha is a beautiful mother and founder/owner of Crafty Occasions Liverpool.

Here is a little bit of her story so far:

I have always had an interest in arts and crafts for as long as I can remember, whenever I go into a store I am always drawn to the stationary/craft section looking for anything pretty and inspiring and I can even remember doing this as a child. When I left school, I became a nursery nurse and continued this career path for 10 years until I had my own children. It was then that I decided I wanted to go to university with the aim on becoming a teacher so that I could be off during the holidays with my children whilst continuing to work with children which I loved. I started university when my children were aged 2 years and 9 months old, during this time we decided to have our youngest christened but we couldn’t afford to buy invitations as my husband was in university too and money was tight. I decided to make my own invitations and found it to be very therapeutic, which really helped me as I was suffering badly with post-natal depression which had continued from the birth of my first child then following the birth of my second and I really wasn’t in a good place at all. After I gave out my daughter’s christening invitations people began to ask me if I would make invitations for them too, I would tell them where to buy everything and I would take on the task of making their invites purely for the therapeutic benefits I got from it.

Around that time Facebook had not long started and so I decided to set up a business page to see how things would go, we needed the extra cash and people told me my work was good…so why not?! Slowly but surely, I started to build a customer base, I was even being booked out by children’s centres to do craft tables on open days or to do some craft work with the young mum’s groups which I loved because I could relate to them so much, especially those suffering with PND, it was so rewarding for me to see them getting something out of each session and really opening up about their feelings.

When I finished university an opportunity arose for a retail unit, so I gave it my all, did some extra training for balloons and opened a shop in Woolton village where I provided everything required for a special occasion from invitations, balloons, banners, venue dressing, gifts, cards and more. However the enjoyment quickly began to drain from what I loved to do, the venue dressing and balloon side of things was taking me away from what little time I had with my family at weekends when customers were having their parties and the stress took its toll on my depression so I decided to close the shop and find a job. After several years of working within children’s services I had another baby who began to show signs of being poorly from around 2 months old so we were in and out of hospitals and clinics and she was diagnosed with a disability, she never slept so I was constantly exhausted and my biggest fear was that with all the pressure and stress…my depression would rear its ugly head. I decided that I wasn’t going to go back to work because I wouldn’t have been able to hold a job down with all the hospital appointments and lack of sleep so I started my crafting again for the therapeutic benefits and it really has helped me.

I threw myself into my business, doing what makes me happy and in turn I make other people happy with my work. My work fits around my family and I feel like I have found my real calling in life. I am having a website built at the moment so that I can sell giftware and stationary for anyone wanting to make their own invitations etc.. Exciting times ahead for Crafty Occasions Liverpool!

Check out Crafty Occasions Facebook HERE

Diane Cannon

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Hello to all the wonderful readers of the Miss Chief new website.

I am so honoured to have been asked to contribute to this amazing new website and without wanting to bore you, I thought it would be a good idea to just give you a little background on me and the reason I am covering as much as I can to do with health & wellbeing and how important it is to look after yourself on the inside as well as the outside.

My name is Di Cannon and I have lived in Liverpool all my life….all 50 years of them. I have had the good fortune of being raised by a very loving family and although I doubt my mum, after having 4 children, was expecting to have another little bundle of joy at the age of 40, she did and here I am to tell the tale.

My parents worked hard all their life and that’s the environment I was raised in.  I left school and started work at the National Girobank 2 weeks before my 17th birthday and having served the company for 25 years, I finally left in 2008 to start my own consultancy business and I have never looked back.

My company helps other businesses grow by getting them ready for finance/funding…..now before you turn off, I am not going to put you to sleep about double digit growth or Brexit, there is actually a reason I need you to know this as working with so many companies over the years opened my eyes to my passion and that is health & well being. Some of the business owners have looked at me as though I have gone a little mad when I tell them they must create a happier & healthier workplace because ultimately if staff are happy & healthy then they perform at their best….I think we can all relate to that.  I now get the best of everything as my business owners listen and make changes wherever possible to do this so I can put my passion and business together and make a real difference.

Sadly in 2013 I was hit with a personal tragedy when my niece who was re diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer and this vile disease killed her in December 2014 at the young age of 38. Claire was originally diagnosed in early 2000 when her mum spotted a mole on her back that just didn’t look right.  After a number of visits to doctors and finally an oncologist, she was diagnosed with early stages of melanoma.  Back in 2000 I don’t think any of us would know what melanoma was, we certainly didn’t think it was a killer but it was and it is.  Claire had her mole removed and was given the ‘all clear’ 3 years later.  We now sadly know, you never really get the all clear and in 2013 when taking a shower she found a lump under her arm which turned out to be stage four melanoma. The following 12 months went by with chemotherapy, radiation and then finally she was days away from getting on a new melanoma drug trial only to find there was a tumour on her brain.

This photo was taken on her wedding day 2 years before she died.

calire and di