June 4, 2019

I stood there swaying incoherently, blood pouring all over the cream carpet. My head was pounding and all I could think, in more ways than one, was ‘what have I done’?

We had just moved the family to Tokyo from our beautiful little village in England for our first exper...

April 21, 2019

How often do you find yourself saying “I just don’t have time!” 

In today’s busy world, time has become like a wild stallion. We know it can be beautiful but we end up chasing it around in circles in frustration unable to tame it and make it work for us. Time can feel o...

March 20, 2019

The mind is everything. What you think, you become’. This quote comes from the Buddha and it’s one of my favourites.

And now this ancient wisdom passed down across the centuries has been scientifically proven to be true. We have the power to re-wire our own brains. Now,...

February 26, 2019

The expectations we place on people and experiences can end up making us miserable. But if we allow ourselves to let go of expectation, we open ourselves up to a new perspective and a happier state of being.

Let me bring this idea to life for you with a little light-hea...

February 4, 2019

When I talk about being a life coach, there are two things people tend to say. The first is “what exactly is life coaching?”.

Everyone seems to have heard about it, but when it comes to what it actually means it all gets a bit vague. And it’s not surprising really as th...

December 9, 2018

There are a lot of people in Tokyo. MASSIVE understatement.

Now usually, this is not a problem. People are calm and orderly so it stops things feeling intense, especially away from the tourist hotspots.

However, this weekend I experienced a monumentally epic fail which r...

November 13, 2018

I never found the concept of beauty particularly fascinating before I came to Japan.

There is a general acceptance that surface perfection can be described as beautiful in the West which is perhaps why I sometimes find myself worrying about the appearance of fine lines....

October 28, 2018

I’m a stickler for manners and in Tokyo I’ve found my nirvana.

I have to admit I was a bit thrown by all the bowing initially. But not for long. It just seems so dignified and appreciative. It makes you feel like you matter and because everyone is doing it, everyone fee...

October 2, 2018

Kawaii!!!!!! I seem to hear this at least once a day.

Kawaii (pronounced ka-wy-eeeeeeeeee) means cute and is a celebration of all things sweet and adorable. It is a uniquely Japanese phenomenon and I find it endlessly fascinating.

Let me paint a picture for you…

We’ll s...

September 12, 2018

I just can’t get my head around it. In a city of 36 million residents – the most populous metropolitan area in the world – street crime is practically non-existent. Tokyo is a safe place.

In cafes, people save themselves a seat with their bag or iphone while they head t...

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