She’s me…(fancy dress and gardening boots!)
I could write a snazzy, third person bio but, you all know that everyone writes their own so here’s mine!
Why Do I Do What I Do?
The dating and romance landscape has changed but, we’ve not been given a new map (until now!)
I’m no stranger to dating sites, being single, being married or in relationships but, over the years it seemed to get well, weirder. I found it more and more confusing, found myself and my good nature getting used and abused and got thoroughly fed up about it. You can read about it in Romance Ain’t Dead.
I realised the common factor with my dates (and friendships where my boundaries and feelings got trampled) was in fact ME.
I needed to change my mindset, my behaviours and my approach to love and romance…and to myself and my life.
The Romance Club is exactly that, a club for romance. Ah, not in the conventional sense as in a dating agency (or a meeting house for people who want to get drunk, get naked and get laid!) but, as in a place to join with others who have the same mindset. The first step to this new mindset is to redefine romance itself, you can do that here.
More About Me?
Single mum to one fantastic young man who encourages me daily to show up and step up to being the best I can be!
A passion for food, the arts, life, travel and leading a romance revolution!
Have I Had a Charmed Life Full of Romance and Fluffy Bunnies?
Oh no, far from it!
Without going into much detail, I’m VERY, VERY real. Got wobbly thighs, a mummy-tummy and losing a battle with bingo-wings to prove it! (See photo above).
I’ve had clinical depression which was really…well, depressing and, whilst pregnant I was also carrying a sizeable tumour which was firmly latched onto an ovary. Thankfully, it was all removed and (touch wood) all A-OK since.
Having spent years feeling a breadth of emotions I couldn’t explain I finally found out it’s because I’m what’s knows as ‘Highly Sensitive’, or HSP – Highly Sensitive Person. I’m a natural empath, caring is literally in my DNA!
Basically, I process emotions at a cellular level, I’m acutely sensitive to my environment, get overwhelmed when there’s lots of information to process and cry buckets when people are suffering. I also cry buckets when people are happy too!
Learning to understand myself was absolutely KEY to finding freedom.
Learning to love myself has given me the strength I needed to stand up for myself and say a big fat NO to poor treatment.
Practising romance daily produces a beautiful ripple effect, the more romance in YOUR life, the more romance touches other people’s lives.
This is why I do what I do, it’s to share what I’ve learned to empower other women (hey and a few fellas) to put an end to bad romance and to feel happy, free and utterly loved and to spread the joy!
Romance Coaching is not just what I do, it’s the embodiment of who I am.
I hope to meet you soon.
Until then, best wishes, lots of love.