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Start 2 finish

December 30, 2012


Over the next couple of days, people far and wide will be plotting and planning & dreaming and scheming for 2013. Just like every other New Year, there will be things you want to achieve, address and change … and just like every other year, the truly relevant question is not ‘what will you start’ […]

What would Charlotte do?

December 24, 2012


This post title was a great line from an edge-of-your-seat episode of Spooks the other night … ‘What would Charlotte do?’ I immediately took note to think about it afterwards. The line was a reference to the way a spider operates.  Every web that’s destroyed is simply replaced … the spider starts spinning another, one […]

Lessons in leadership

October 14, 2012


Written for Rahhalah Explorers Corporate Travel Division for whom I am an ambassador. We have a shared loved for exploring all four corners, pursuing adventures, raising the bar and having the courage and confidence to reach new heights.  When embarking on adventure challenges … mountaineering, hiking, paddling, cycling … whatever … there are valuable lessons […]

A fetish for facebook

September 3, 2012


I’ve been listening to some social media podcasts recently in order to add value to the marketing and pr support I give my own clients. I end up racing home and jotting down thoughts and ideas, tips and tricks before they leave my memory in place of a myriad of other to do’s for the […]

Shit happens

August 8, 2012


I’m often ‘accused’ of being a little too positive at times … if I were a religion, I’d perhaps be of the happy-clappy variety … so it amused me when I received a mailer yesterday from a motivational speaker I follow entitled ‘A steaming hot turd.’ The article was all about how we can’t be […]

I heart Organic Glow

July 26, 2012


Organic Glow Beauty Lounge is a stones throw from Safa Park but when you enter the villa gate and breathe in the lush aromas that await you, the fast paced traffic of Al Wasl Road slips as far from your mind as your to do list of chores, errands and looming deadlines … I spent […]

Kaizen continued

April 21, 2012


I have seen and heard the word ‘kaizen’ crop up a few times recently which prompted me to revisit a post I wrote about it in 2010.  Here it is below. Re-reading it has certainly pushed me to consider how well I’ve done with my three little intentions! I’ve def. improved on all three but not […]

Making waves

March 19, 2012


I don’t want to pooh-pooh our amazing capability of multi-tasking but sometimes, attempting to do it all is completely fruitless. Today, I experienced this first hand.  I rose late … no run as tapering before this weekends race … put on the kettle, sat down at my desk and then spent the next four hours […]

Smiles & miles

February 2, 2012


Every few days, I check out my site stats and recently, I can’t help but notice that my post in December, ‘Just like a butterfly‘ continues to have a huge number of visits. The post was about the science of happiness and how happiness comes when and from where we least expect it. “Happiness is […]

Secrets of the stairwell

October 27, 2011


A few weeks ago I did a mammoth stair climbing session at the Grand Millennium Al Wahda.  I returned to our room feeling on top of the world and Emily immediately remarked on my sheer level of exhilaration after climbing 150 floors. My reply involved my pointing out that the particular stair well in question […]

Lessons from Coco

July 25, 2011


As published on A few weeks ago, LOVESTYLE divas, I competed in a 100km running race in Singapore called the Sundowner. Starting at 6pm in the heat and humidity of a city that sits slap bang on the equator, the aim is to run 50km out, 50km back and to then cross the finish […]

Sweet elete

July 20, 2011


Anyone who hasn’t escaped Dubai’s summer meltdown is currently spending their days in 45c+ temperatures.  As soon as the sun emerges every morning, the air heats up like an industrial-strength fan-assisted oven and even late into the night, there is little respite. What to do then if you train outdoors … especially if you, like […]


July 13, 2011


n. 4. Slang a. A state of pleasant euphoria, as from produce from Dubai Garden Centre Food Market b. A state of stimulation, as from produce from Dubai Garden Centre Food Market c. Excited interest or attention: “The biggest buzz when it comes to top quality produce is all down to Dubai Garden Centre Food […]

Swimming with sharks

April 25, 2011


I mentioned to a friend the other day that as soon as things are running super smoothly in my life, when I reach a nice level of comfort, it’s time to shake things up. I guess I thrive on challenge and excitement and without an element of both, I feel restless and without drive. Similarly, […]

Running & Scuba; partners in crime

December 24, 2010


Today I had a fantastically scenic and utterly gorgeous run up Dumyat with my new friend Ron.  Ron I met at the gym the other day … I saw that he was a runner so started chatting to him.  The rest is history.  Sharing a love to run has created many a simple yet powerful […]

Finding Flow

December 10, 2010


My dear friend Jill and I often talk about Flow and the wonderful feelings it brings. We all love to get it, it makes us more productive and it enhances every element of our lives but what exactly is it? The grown up definition is this; Flow is the mental state of operation in which […]

Kudos for Kaizen

November 30, 2010


My post To Crack or not to Crack led to an immediate response from my mum, “But I’ve been telling you that for ages.” Nothing new there then. Mothers always know best and are always the first to point out, annoyingly at times, things that take you an age to then discover yourself. But what […]

Small steps, great journey

November 22, 2010


During this mornings Run & Reflect session, we talked (incessantly for 90 minutes and amongst a million other things!) about goals; the importance of them yet our aversion to the very word. I for one am a very goal-driven person.  I set goals for the short, medium and long-term and have them set in stone […]

Are you Fit Enough for Business?

November 12, 2010


Published in SME Advisor – May 10 Being unfit, overweight or not taking an active role in your overall wellbeing can have a surprisingly detrimental impact on the success of running your business. What are the consequences of being unfit or overweight? Being unfit or overweight communicates countless overtones that are tremendously negative for your […]

Seal that Deal!

November 12, 2010


Published in SME Advisor – July 10 The way you present yourself is without doubt as important as your words.  You have just a few seconds to make that initial impression and it’s almost impossible ever to change it, but with a little thought and preparation, you can make some smart choices to help you […]