My family didn't do emotions... okay that's a lie, we did anger and we did it really well. No wonder I was an angry Punk as a teenager. Both my parents could get angry quickly and easily, as such we've been trained really well to...
Self belief takes courage. Courage to want to dig deep within and discover things about yourself that were always there, but were hidden. Not many people realise this but self belief is a birthright. In fact we have self belief wholy in tact when we’re born, but ...
I am surrounded by thousands of people in costume! A bright green caterpillar accompanying a rather splendid yellow and black queen bee trundles by. Super Pope appears from nowhere. Pirates, fairies, hippies, leopards, bears, spacemen, they are everywhere and no I am not on drugs or Ibiza! It's Mardi Gras day in New Orleans [...]
Strangely I am not joking! I am serious about Taylor Swift for President. And yes before yesterday I would have laughed too! Until last night I didn't know anything about Taylor and her life. Okay, I'd heard of her as a pop star, but other than that, nada. And then I watched a Netflix [...]
I grew up a Vicar's daughter. I was a confident and curious child always asking questions. As a cocky punk teenager I was overconfident and preferred the company of boys to soppy girls. I wasn't a girly girl. Never had been. Nothing about me was girly or soft. I embraced my masculine side and relished [...]
What if we've been looking at anxiety all wrong? What if anxiety was your inner self sending you messages? Messages about how to control your ego and your life. Everyone has an ego. Ego is the voice that says - Why is this happening to me?I knew you couldn't do it.Why did you ever try?This [...]
I come from the school of thought whereby women and men are inherently different. Yes, we both share the same species and genes but we have distinctive differences, physically and mentally. For example, women are based on the foundation of cycles. Our lives revolve around our menstruation cycle which influences our hormones and state of [...]
For those of you who don't know me I'm Belinda M Clarke, The Midlife Mentor. I am an Author, Midlife Coach and Therapist. I help women to be empowered and create positive midlife changes to make midlife their best life yet. Thank you for reading my blog and choosing how to learn to connect to [...]
We cannot give what we do not have ourselves. In order to give love healthily and effectively you need to be able to love yourself healthily and effectively first. Without this as a foundation everything will eventually crumble. What is it to love yourself? Loving yourself is not about the superficial vein stuff we run [...]
New Year is always that time for new resolutions... eat healthily, exercise, loose weight, drink less. What ever it may be we all feel under pressure to make changes at this time of the year. But what if you're still trying to cope with the after effects of Christmas and the festive season? Racing around [...]