How Flies Can Help You To Be A Better Person

I’m sitting in a bar near where I live in the south of Spain and it’s already hot outside. There are already 9 flies circling around in the bar doing their fly thing and other than having to swat one from time to time for getting near my breakfast, we seem to get on perfectly well.   While looking at them though, it got me … Continue reading How Flies Can Help You To Be A Better Person

Who Do You Want To Be In 2016?

It’s the first day of 2016 and it’s that time when people may be feeling the pressure to make New Year’s Resolutions, some which they keep and others which will inevitably fall by the wayside. However, although the ‘usual’ resolutions such as losing weight, getting a better job, going to the gym and travelling more are fantastic things to want to achieve, I believe that … Continue reading Who Do You Want To Be In 2016?

My First Blogerversary

I can’t believe that it’s already been in a year since I started this blog. The time seems to have flown by. In that year, I have made some lovely blogger friends and readers, written quite a few posts, started podcasting and learned a lot about blogging and writing in general on the way. It’s been fun and I hope it will continue to be … Continue reading My First Blogerversary

How Much Does Nostalgia Cost?

What’s the benefit in going back to your past? How much does nostalgia cost? Do you risk spoiling happy memories by replacing them with the reality of today where all that was familiar may have since moved on? For example, you could go back to your favourite place to hang out when you were you were younger only to find out it’s probably a Starbucks … Continue reading How Much Does Nostalgia Cost?

10 Ways To Get Past Feeling Like An Imposter

Do you think you’re in a job that you don’t ‘deserve’? Have you ever felt like a fraud or an imposter thinking that someone might ‘catch you out ‘one day? You may be surprised to know that lots of other people do too. It’s a much more common feeling than you think. For example, Maya Angelou, Emma Watson, Tina Fey and Natalie Portman have all … Continue reading 10 Ways To Get Past Feeling Like An Imposter

Now Is The Best Place To Be

It’s Thursday, so it’s podcast day here at Away From The Noise and today I’m in Greenwich in London. Before I moved to Spain 18 months ago, I lived here for 3 years and Greenwich is without doubt my most favourite part of London. As a tourist or resident, it really is something special. And that is kind of what this week’s podcast is about … Continue reading Now Is The Best Place To Be

What Do You Really Need?

It’s Thursday, so it’s podcast day here at Away From The Noise and today I’m back home in Granada. If you’ve been listening to or reading this blog over the past few weeks, you’ll know that I’ve recently been travelling around the centre of Spain. As a result of this experience, I have learnt a couple of things on the way and so, today’s podcast … Continue reading What Do You Really Need?

11 Ways To Be More Confident

As a coach and someone in their 40s, I’ve picked up a few tips and ideas on the way which have helped me and my clients become more confident in what we do in our lives. Clearly, this list is completely subjective and based on my own experience, but maybe they’ll be of use to you too. I hope so… Look for the benefit in … Continue reading 11 Ways To Be More Confident

Learning And Living For Fun

When I’m not writing this blog, writing songs or hanging out in cafes here in Granada, I teach English which can be an interesting job and at times, quite challenging, especially when presented with students who lack any kind of motivation whatsoever. However on those occasions when you have a class who really want to be there and learn something, it can be a revelation. … Continue reading Learning And Living For Fun

What’s Going To Make Me Happy… Now?

We all know that life can be complicated and with so many elements to consider in our lives, it can be challenging at times to just get through the day without feeling like you’re not getting anywhere or moving forward in any way. But things can be simple. From time to time at least. I’m not talking about some kind of huge life transformation and … Continue reading What’s Going To Make Me Happy… Now?

Just Because It Ended, Doesn’t Mean It Failed

Things begin and things end, however there can always be something positive that can come out of the experience if you choose to see it. Whether a relationship or a job ends for example, there is always something you can learn and take away into your future. Just because it ended, doesn’t mean it failed. ~ Alan Cohen You enjoyed the good times and the … Continue reading Just Because It Ended, Doesn’t Mean It Failed