Welcome to the Slow Coach Sarah blog. The articles below are all shared with the intention of inviting you to engage more fully with yourself, your life and with those deeper parts of others, too. I hope you enjoy reading and engaging with the site and that it gives you the information you need to… Continue reading Welcome to Slow Coach Sarah – Blog
It’s fantastic that Mental Health Awareness Week this year is focusing the power of nature to improve our mental health. Being outdoors and just watching or listening to the birds, taking close-up photos of flowers or seeing the sun rise or set can be mesmerising for me, no matter how many times I’ve seen it… Continue reading Your Nature in Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May 2021
People pleasing is now a well-known term in the self-help world, which, when we read about it – or know we’re doing it (again) – it can make some of us squirm as we see that we’re not yet over that frustrating and energy-draining habit. Routinely pleasing other people ahead of attending to our own… Continue reading Find Undeniable Joy with a People-Pleasing Release
For a while now, I’ve felt this niggling irritation about a widespread use of the term ‘mental health’. It feels like a badly written outer-label, inaccurately describing what’s going on on the inside. I know, I could get over myself, but I’ve decided to share my thoughts here instead. Firstly, the term ‘mental health’ completely… Continue reading The Mental Health Re-Brand Challenge. Is it Time for Being Human?
“Sometimes you can't see the road ahead but as you keep going, it gets clearer. Stay the course as the fog of life dissipates.” ― Sanjo Jendayi For many coaches, January is a busy time. It’s when all of us in a variety of ways, take time to reflect on our year that’s passed and… Continue reading Finding Inspiration When You Can’t See the Road Ahead
As autumn leaves continue to fallAnd uncertainty outside makes us stallWhat is it we do with this news of the day?What is it we rush for, to get to, or away?Knowing that peace is always hereWhether it's surrounded by love or by fearIs a gift that often goes unopenedUnknown, unseen and sometimes unspokenBut know it's… Continue reading Real Life
Remembering all those struggling with thoughts of ending their lives today. World Suicide Prevention Day, 2020 10 September 2020 When giving up feels like the only thing left Like there’s no one who sees why you’re always bereft When nothing in life brings you joy or contentment Life’s full of despair, apathy or resentment ~… Continue reading Shining a New Light
When we are ill, we often seekA potion, a pill to keep us asleep.Something to send all that pain away,While we can stay busy – get on with our day ~ But illness can often be a great sign,A guiding light for us all to re-align,To get back in tune with our hearts, bodies, souls,So… Continue reading Coronavirus; When Pain Is Our Teacher
This September, many parents are sharing a different set of feelings that are accompanying the September return to school. Inevitably, of course. The world has changed a lot since the Spring of 2020. Often, we hear murmurs from mums, dads and carers making light-hearted comments about not being able to wait until ‘the kids are… Continue reading Why September is the Perfect Time to Make Time for You
There are so many questions to ask when we think about seeking help. What kind of help do I need? Who is the best person to help? What is the most effective method? Do I need advice & information, counselling or therapy, a mentor, a life coach, business coaching, a self-help book or something else… Continue reading Get Clear. Knowing How to Get the Best Support is Here
I’m also curious about how universal statements like these operate in empowering or disempowering ways in a client's pursuit of happiness – in their relationships, working towards their goals and with all their intentions for having a good life.