Self Development

Interesting facts and news on self development

  • Mentoring

    Free Business Mentoring

    Last year I attended a couple of free workshops at my Local Council’s Business Hub. They were based on giving you a better understanding on advertising, marketing and social media. They were free to attend, only a couple of hours long, really informative and they provided the stepping stone to the free mentoring, I’m going to tell you about. Chambers of Commerce After I attended the mini-workshops at my local Business Hub, I became aware of a couple of master classes with a Chamber of Commerce mentor. They were very basic and more geared towards people who had an idea for a business but I was relatively newly launched and…

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    5 Interesting Facts About Me

    Ok, so I don’t have any weird or wonderful stories to tell you but here are 5 interesting facts that you may not have known about me… I used to be a Freestyle Disco Dancer Before I got into mud and muck with the horses I used to wear makeup and sparkles, danced barefoot and wore colourful lycra costumes. I was a Hamster Breeder My Grandparents owned a shop on our town’s high street and the shop next door was a pet store. Even as a child I was very savvy about earning money and ended us breeding hamsters and selling the babies to the pet store for some pocket money. I’ve…

  • Memoir #1

    Meditation, Motivation and Gratitude

    Memoir #1 – 11th October 2018: Today has been a better day than yesterday and the day before that and actually one that has ended on a positive note. During the last two days, I had what I call a ‘meltdown’. I cannot say what sets me off because I don’t always know, but over the weekend the children have really tested our ability as parents. Having a pre-teen girl and a 9 years old boy (thinking he’s pre-teen) is really difficult to manage at times. Particularly difficult when you are having a heated ‘discussion’ with them about their attitude and behaviour and they announce ‘we are too mean’ or…

  • My Memoirs

    Memoirs Today is the day I’ve decided to: start something a little different to the norm. be the person I believe I have been destined to be. forget about what everyone else thinks and to be the best person I can be. Your Thoughts? You may call it a pipe dream, a wake-up call, call it whatever you want but this is my place and I will do what ‘I’ want to do. I have chosen to have this little place on MY blog for MY memoirs; my tears, my demons, my achievements and my happy thoughts. There is so much no one knows about me, so much I keep…

  • The Blog has a Makeover

    For some time now I’ve been looking into changing the style of my blog. I guess I never really liked it the last time I gave it a new look and I think I did it to impress others more than for myself which resulted in me not liking it 100%. So I decided to change it again, after all, this blog is about ME and not them so I should choose a style that I am happy with which is why I took it back to what I feel is a more simple, fresh and classy looking style. What do you think? Did my plan work? UPDATES Every time…

  • Why I abandoned my Social Media Accounts.

    I did something a little bit extraordinary last week, which would either liberate you or put you into turmoil; I abandoned the social media accounts for Heels To Horses. Why did I start the social media accounts? Pretty much since the day I launched the Heels To Horses blog site in May 2016, I have posted via social media as a way to grow the followers to my blog site, and to help reach as many people as possible who may be interested in my journey. This was done via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. The Problem: As well as these social media accounts I also started social media accounts for…

  • Saddler Training: The What, The Where and The How!

    Since I started blogging (in 2016), about my journey to becoming a Saddler, I have been asked on many occasions how I found the saddler training; so I thought I’d write a post about it. Firstly, I did what most people must do…I searched for Google! I don’t know about you but since the Internet has become THE place to be, whenever I need a question answering and I don’t have direct access to an expert, then I always look up Google. Research So, I searched for ‘Saddler Training’ and the results gave me three options: Saddlery and Leatherwork @ Capel Manor College Saddlery Training Centre, and Training via the…

  • Hilarious Behind the Scenes Image’s of the New Blog Cover Photo

    I have wanted to change the main image of this blog and social media cover photo’s for a while now to depict what my blog Heels To Horses is all about. My vision was to have my laptop and some of my personal effects displayed on a desk which shows the journey of being a corporate PA to a Saddler in just one image. I asked the help of my mother and step father, being as they are staying with us at the moment, to put it all together and hold the light props. This is the end result. What do the items in the picture mean? Heeled shoes –…

  • Stewarding at a Fun Ride makes me want to join in.

    Today I have been helping out at Bissell Wood Equestrian Centre by being one of their Steward’s for the day during the fun ride. It’s the second time I’ve done this particular event; once before in the snow and sleet, and today it was cold and damp. The actual working side of things is dead easy. I have to make sure horse and rider’s cross the road safely and I have to check their number’s off a list to make sure riders are reaching my check off point. The best part about the whole day is meeting the stunning horses and their riders. From big hunters to dainty ponies and…

  • What a day today has been!

    I had planned today to be such a positive forward moving type of day with lots of leatherwork to do and social media and blog writing to schedule but boy did it turn out to be way different......Firstly, I had the dentist this morning, it wasn't just a check up this time neither it was to have some x-rays, a filling and a clean but after numerous terrifying childhood experiences at the dentist I hate having 'work done' to my teeth......Then to top the day off I had to try and get one of our cars into a garage urgently which was proving to be more difficult than originally thought.…