I did it! I Showed My Midlife Midriff!😎 

Shall I? Shan’t I? Have you ever wanted to wear a gorgeous outfit but you talked yourself out of it because you were concerned what others might think? Or wanted to share a video or record a Facebook Live – but worried what kind of reaction you would get? I know I have. Don’t let the negative self talk stop you from showing up and stealing your truth. Last week I was in sunny Cyprus with Andrew – and as you’ll remember one of my personal negative stories I’ve been telling myself for years, was that in my 50’s with scars, cellulite, a wobbly midlife midriff… I wasn’t comfortable to be seen in a bikini and so have hidden in one piece swimsuits. So on this holiday, I decided to call out that limiting belief for what it was and showed up poolside wearing my new bikinis. How did it feel? I felt very nervous when I took off my cover up. Did anyone gasp in horror? NO Did anyone even notice? NO Did the world stop turning? NO Did I survive? YES!! Did I feel good after a short while? YES really good!! I felt GREAT! And it felt totally empowering to breaking a limiting belief! Now, you may not bat an eyelid about wearing a bikini – and that’s great. But I wonder: Where are you holding yourself back and not showing up fully? I want to encourage you to be braver this week. How will you be more visible in your life and in your business? What’s the outcome you would love to have? Are you ‘walking your talk’? To help you feel braver, download, read and take action using the the second recent free workbook which I created for you ‘How To Overcome The Fear Of Being Visible’. Inside I’ll reveal to you: Why you fear being visible Coaching questions to ask yourself How to overcome the fear And how to receive empowering messages from your female ancestors Download your free workbook here. I’ve already had much positive feedback about the guide and workbook – it’s given some a much needed ‘nudge’, others have said it’s been ‘great advice’ and that they are now ‘taking action’ – and that it’s inspiring to see me ‘walking my talk’. Let me know how you intend to be braver this week? Tag me in any of your social media posts or email me to let me know!! I’ll be cheering you on and doing my best happy dance for you! Much love Ali xx

My Weight Loss Journey

Hey lovely, I wanted to share a video update of my six month weight loss journey! This is a copy of the video which went out live in the Global Fab Friends group and I’m sharing it here with you.  Oh, if you’re not already part of the Global Fab Friends community on Facebook – come and join us, you’ll be very welcome! xx

Land of the cream tea

Yum! Just baked some scones. Living in the land of the cream tea, it’s important for any self respecting Devonian to be able to bake scones 😂The last ones I baked were a disaster, far too flat even though they tasted ok. Today’s will go into the freezer to be enjoyed when Andrew is back from his travels. Might have to sample a couple first though.

This is me!

Hi there, I’m Ali and I thought as I have new visitors to my website, I’d introduce myself. ⠀⠀ So I’m an empty nester with 2 grown daughters. My youngest Anna, celebrated her 25th birthday yesterday! 🎈How does quickly time flies. My other daughter is Becky Rui and is a personal branding photographer. ⠀⠀ I’ve been a women’s empowerment coach informally for decades (sometimes coaching took place in ladies bathrooms when a conversation would strike up as we washed our hands and I’d be asked for help 💁🏼‍♀️😂) I formally trained in 2009. It makes my heart swell with happiness when I witness my clients transform their lives – and often begin or grow their lifestyle businesses. Really does ☺️ ⠀⠀ I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when I was 9 years old. I’ve finally at 51 I’ve learned to acknowledge it’s presence in my body. It can be very painful especially when it flares up. Together though, we’ve experienced hip replacements, many smaller surgeries, natural child births, brought up 2 amazing daughters, travelled around the world, danced on flaming bar tops in Kavos, paracended over crystal clear waters in the Seychelles, climbed winding staircases in Germany castles. Most recently, this year spent time in San Diego, LA, visited the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, swam in the Caribbean ocean of Barbados, had an ankle replaced and watched my friends marry in Italy. My arthritis and I continue to experience life together! It doesn’t stop me from much although, it’s taken me a very long time to fully acknowledge and listen to my body’s needs (to rest, to be patient, to say no). Feels better now. ⠀⠀ I’d love to hear from you – share something below about you!

You’ve got this!

It’s so easy to revert to our ‘default’ setting and play it safe. Our insecure thinking is a master at keeping us safe and small. But today, know that you’re safe, know that thing you keep thinking about doing or having is meant for you (otherwise you would be thinking about it), follow the inner guidance and soulful nudges and create the next chapter. You’ve got this! I believe in you.