This post was updated on 03/02/23


Hi, I’m Tina!

My mission is to inspire and empower as many women as possible to live an intentional life, prioritise their wellbeing and elevate every day.

My life used to look quite different…

I was a perfectionist and set myself very high standards. If things weren’t quite right it would cause panic. I suffered from anxiety, depression and exhaustion but I felt stuck. Sit down to rest in the evenings? Forget it! I would feel like a failure if I did that. I remember chatting to a friend who said she was going to watch tv with a glass of wine. I burst into tears. Why couldn’t I do that? I didn’t know there was another way.


Then things got more serious…


To begin with there seemed to be no pattern to when I would feel exhaustion or fatigue, including low concentration, drop falls and muscle tremors and spasms. At my worst, I was so low on energy that I would sit at the kitchen table holding my head up and my fiancé would have to feed me.


Then one evening at the beginning of April 2013, my symptoms continued for four hours which was both terrifying and exhausting. I am so glad that happened because without that I never would have been referred to Neurology and actually get a diagnosis. At the end of that month I was given the diagnosis of Functional Neurological Disorder. It is a condition that affects around a third of people attending neurology out-patients’ clinics but not many people have heard of it.


A journey of self reflection

I didn’t know what to do with my time. I was used to being so busy and then it wasn’t possible. The doctor suggested that I rested when I needed to and then spend the remainder of my time working on self-improvement.


I used my skills from planning projects to assess where I was and came up with a plan to move forward. I attended Yoga classes and other gym classes when I was able to and gave myself permission to simply take time out. That might have been long walks or time with a cuppa and my book.


I also learnt the art of journaling. How getting familiar with my own thoughts and how they shaped my feelings.

I am no longer a perfectionist; my anxiety is under control and self-care and 

self-development are my passions. I make no apologies for prioritising myself and just love

 helping other women feel the same.


Here's a few of my favourite things

  • If you want to keep me happy: bring me coffee, candles and fresh flowers
  • If you want to know what I’m watching: Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family or Catch Phrase
  • If you want to know what I’m reading: Ali McNamara, Zoe Folbigg or any number of self-development books
  • If you want to know what I’m doing:  walks with Harvey, evenings with friends, planning a home project or having a G&T with Gareth (have you noticed our initials are G&T?)


The Values I Live and Work By

Keep things simple

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More Optimisim

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Progress over Perfection

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Continual Improvement

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Step by Step

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Add Sparkle

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I'd love to hear from you

I would to help women realise that they is another way to do life, that doesn’t involve rushing, hurrying or making do. Life is to be enjoyed and they have permission to make that possible.

I can help you with that.