Lottie’s Blog

Do You Cry Enough?

Do You Cry Enough?

I have learned the amazing value of having a big cry in the last few years. In 2013 I had my most recent major surgery, a small bowel resection, and things went seriously wrong. I was fine throughout the operation, but when I came out of the Operating Room and into...

Are Your Relationships Good For You?

Are Your Relationships Good For You?

Relationships; lovers, friends, family, are a beautiful part of humanity but sometimes present challenges as we move through our life. I love this line from a poem with no attributed author, "People come into your path for a reason, a season or a lifetime." Types of...

What You Can Do Today and Every Day

What You Can Do Today and Every Day

Do you always focus on what you CAN do, or do you get caught up on all the things you can't do? When people find out I live with chronic illness, they often exclaim, "But you do so much!" Yes, I do a lot. Yet I'm conscious to not run myself into the ground doing. I...

Using Baby Steps to Slow Down, to Speed Up

Using Baby Steps to Slow Down, to Speed Up

What are baby steps and how do you slow down to speed up? Have you ever really wanted to do something but been crippled by fear and unable to take the steps you need to make it happen? I have, so many times. Looking at the whole picture, the process, and what I think...

What if slowing down is a good thing?

What if slowing down is a good thing?

Does it frustrate you that you’re moving too slowly, or not doing “enough”? I first started to get seriously sick aged 21. So I can say with ease that I have spent a lot of my adult life frustrated because things have had to move too slowly at times. So many times...

What Do Other People See in Lottie?

What Do Other People See in Lottie?

What do other people see in you? For my 40th birthday in June 2016 I had a wonderful party to celebrate. My friends dressed up in 1920s dresses for the party held in a beautiful local Victorian house I hired. It's not easy to find such a venue in California, but it...

Are You the Last Unicorn?

Are You the Last Unicorn?

In what activities can you lose yourself for hours? I lose myself creating things like this challenge. The YOUnicorn challenge came about as a result of some work I was doing with one of my wonderful clients. One day she asked me if I had seen the film The Last...

What Does Lottie Do Brilliantly?

What Does Lottie Do Brilliantly?

What are three things you do brilliantly? I remember answering this question once a few years ago and being overcome with embarrassment and doubt. I really struggled to acknowledge my own brilliance, and it quickly became clear that this was preventing me from...

What Are Lottie’s True Values?

What Are Lottie’s True Values?

What are your true values? I work through this values exercise myself at least once a year, around New Year, but usually mid year too. Over the years I’ve been doing this I’ve found that three of my values stay consistently present. A couple of them change every now...