My Teachers - A Baby Girl

(EDIT - I was inspired to write this today as it’s the 15th anniversary of my daughter’s birth and in many ways she was, and still remains, my biggest teacher).

My daughter was my teacher even before she was born. While I was pregnant I learned to be patient, that I couldn’t drink coffee, or have fresh orange juice with fried eggs for breakfast without being sick. 

She also taught me that my hippie desire not to take medication unnecessarily could was right. I had...

Read more...

One Day at a Time #1 - Breathe

Uncategorized

No matter how much money you have, no matter how much time you have, no matter how free you feel there will still be times in your life when you are triggered. 

This post is all about how taking a moment to stop and breathe can give you the power to live life one day at a time. 

Whilst the advice is not aimed at people who are struggling with life in a way that may require therapy, counselling, or a support that a post like this cannot provide, it will still be of use when you read...

Read more...

This is ME. Who are YOU?

As Donna Summer and Barbara Streisand once said ‘enough is enough,’ 'no more tears.'

Right now I am both annoyed with myself, and a little relieved. 

I have spent almost 50 years of my life trying to be ‘normal,’ be a people pleaser, prioritise others over me, be like others, copy others, listen to others advice and comments, and not do the thing that my core was yelling at me to do. 

I have no idea what sparked the change but something has happened...

Read more...

What To Do If You Have Lost Your Focus

 

This is a really important topic. So many of us get distracted in life and we end up following our thoughts in the moment, and it's challenging to regain your focus and get back on track again. Allowing you to focus on what you should be doing pro-actively, rather than just reacting to things that are happening.

When we feel that we have momentum in our lives and something comes along that breaks our focus can be devastating. Getting back on track can be very hard, required real effort...

Read more...

What To Do When You Have More Month Than Money

 

Managing our finances is a critical skill. Many times we come up against the old saying "Too much month at the end of the money". It's rarely the other way around!

Many people get to this point and aren't sure about what to do about it or how to cope with it. Obviously, not having enough money leads to so many problems. It's stressful and can cause a domino effect on other parts and people in our lives.

I know what this situation is like. I've been there. We all have had financial...

Read more...

5 Ways A Checklist Will Transform Your Life

 

Checklists. One of my number one tools. They're so useful and I use them pretty much everywhere and for everything.

The main reason, for me, behind the power of the simple checklist is that when you write it down, it makes a commitment from you to do that thing.

Using checklists can take your from uncertainty to clarity. It might sound like hyperbole but they can even save lives! That's right. I read about a surgeon who uses checklists to make sure that the operations, especially...

Read more...

Are You Settling In Life?

 

I want to start by telling you about a story involving my son. We were actually in California and he wanted to buy some new trainers.

So, my view is that he gets a pair that are fit for purpose and that will last him. It turns out that buying trainers for teenage boys is as hard as buying for teenage girls!

We went to lots of different stores and he tried on any number of pairs of trainers, but nothing seemed to fit properly. He really wanted a particular brand of shoe and so the one...

Read more...
Close

50% Complete

Free Access to Saiyyidah's Strategies

Join 20,000+ subscribers! Get 5 new strategies every week on how to be more effective, confident, and get results!