The Gym and The Cyclone of Perfection

Hi.  Yes, it’s me here again.   I’ve been absent from my Blogland for (gulp) six months. Believe me, it’s not due to lazines.  It was down to an unexpected and increasing lack of confidence. My fear of stepping back into the writing again. Let me explain.

The first three months of 2018 were a bit horrific […]

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Confidence, Courage, Releasing Fear|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Accepting the Tough Stuff

How many times a day do you find yourself in anxiety, fear, judgement, anger – with yourself or somebody else? Our default habit is to either lash out emotionally, and regretting that at a later time, or try to push them away, or push them down, denying them. This takes so much energy – and […]

By | November 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Confidence, Self-Compassion|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Salad Dish, Self-Trust and Me

With thanks to for photo


Do you know those multi-section salad dishes, the ones that have small plates that sit in a circle around a central dish?   The small plates can hold a variety of things like olives, peppers, tomatoes, onions – lots of different things that go to make up a lovely […]

By | September 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Self-Compassion, Self-trust|Tags: , |0 Comments

Transform your life – Trust Yourself

How much do you trust yourself? It’s a serious question. Take a moment, and ask yourself the question.  How is your self-trust?  Really examine all the areas of your life. And allow yourself to be honest in your response.

How much do you trust yourself to keep commitments to others – and even more importantly, to […]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Confidence, Self-trust|Tags: , |1 Comment

Thank your Inner Parrot?

Did you ever get that ‘YOU can’t do this!’ voice in your head? The voice of your Inner Parrot, squawking all sorts of undermining blech at you?

Yep, that one that makes you feel less than you are, small and useless? The one with the ughy messages?

I had a clear example of it just this week. […]

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Confidence, Releasing Fear, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Your True or False Self?

Our lives are constantly changing. In our own world – relationships, health, work, finances, plans. Externally we need only consider politics, world happenings, climate.   All these changes impact how we are, how we show up in our lives.  Sometimes this impact can cause a deep level of fear. Do we keep on being how we […]

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Confidence, Personal Power, Self-trust|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Practical Compassionate Confidence

“OK Trudy, you’re known  for your work with ‘compassionate confidence’.  These are two things I’d like more of in my life.  But I need to know how practical this is?  How can ‘practical compassionate confidence‘ help me in my regular daily, working, stressed, busy life?”

I received this question from a reader of one of my […]

By | October 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Intuition, Practical Compassionate Confidence|Tags: , |0 Comments


At some point during their journey with me, clients may come to the point where they say: “I’m stuck here. I know I need to do something, lots of things differently, but I just don’t know where to start or how to do it”

And I feel like doing my Happy Dance! We’ve reached the beginning […]

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Self-Compassion, Self-Observe|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Finish Unfinished Business


Finish Unfinished Business

Yup. You know that feeling of unfinished business? How it makes you feel? How your heart sinks at the resentment and anger you hold inside at those you are not at peace with; the anger at yourself; the hurt?

This unfinished business with others is the biggest stumbling block to being able to hear your […]

By | October 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, Self-trust|Tags: , |0 Comments