Recovering Me!

As seen in and featuring in another magazine soon… this space!
The Weekly News          and now that´s life magazine!…………….

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Recovering Me – Positive Actions came about after years working in Training and Project/Process Management. Then I took time out to gain a qualification in something I had done naturally for many years and that was Life Coaching.  Falling ill and not being able to move into my new life was not planned but it did lead me to my plan to help you!

Are you

  • recovering from illness
  • coping with redundancy
  • looking at retirement
  • going through a divorce or relationship ending
  • ready to grow your business
  • wondering what next?
  • happy to start a new career and don’t know how
  • ready to change the world
  • wanting time out!

To start my recovery I had to make a plan and this is now what will help you – SOLACE

S – Start right now and make a contract with myself that I would recover, it meant that I would work hard on this when no one else believed how I was feeling. I will find your motivation.

  JL says
‘My time management at work and home have improved as a result of this coaching and I am able to spend more quality time with my husband and family.’

O – Others can help and that I would ask for help, anyone who knew me would know how difficult that would be. I was a doer, a delegator, the one who was capable and now it’s time to accept it’s OK to ask for help. I will help you look for and find your answers.

L – Learn – I would learn, I always have been a researcher, a keen interest in knowing more…to the point I suppose people thought I was a know it all, I’m certainly not that as I found out when learning all about my ill health. I will open your eyes to the possibilities you have.

A – Actions – I would do what it took, yes I knew it would take work. I was recovering. I wasn’t fighting. Just by changing that one word from fighting to recovering then my efforts took on new meaning. I will help you set achievable goals.

SH says
I can assess and plan my life choices much easier, I set goals and always achieve them. Coaching has really boosted my confidence and self – esteem and that is priceless. I will work with you again and will recommend you to everyone’.

C – Communication – That I needed someone to talk to, someone to help me look at all the things I am, I can be and I can do. That person was inside me already and with friends there as extra support I set myself targets and got there! I will be the person who truly listens to you.

PK says

‘I’ve always felt over whelmed by my family. By using skills taught by Gill I’ve found the confidence to talk through a complete life move with them and I’m off to America now!’

E – Enjoy your new life as you are ready to move on, and I have yet also I still have more to learn. I know and appreciate how far I have come and each day I’m thankful for something new, some improvement. I will be there showing you the journey you have taken and how you are ready to move on.

  AD says

‘Your unbiased listening, understanding and questioning helped me create a goal. I’ve taken small steps to build my confidence and will now be changing my career direction completely.’

Ready to move on with your life then and want an expert life coach to help you then check out my information at

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Remember that this information is my personal view only and does not replace Good medical assistance. Please always seek out a Good Doctor.

Recovering Me

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10 Responses to Recovering Me!

  1. russ says:

    Great article.

  2. russ says:

    loving this blog and the good info it gives on living a balanced life without going to diet exyremes.

  3. Liz Whittall says:

    Thank-you- your blog is motivational and I send you love and positivity. X

    • recoveringme says:

      Thanks Liz, I do appreciate the feedback and will carry on writing in my style.
      My life is going to take a huge change soon and hope you enjoy what is to come.
      Best wishes
      Gill X

  4. Terry says:

    An important day for you, Gill, but perhaps not completely a sad one. Perhaps the correct thing is to think of it as a rebirth: a new start: a new life. Thank you so much for helping me, with advice based on your long and painful years of experience, and for your friendship. Take care, lovely Gill, and enjoy the next phase of your life. Hope to see you there, in the sunny climate of your rebirth. T xx

    • recoveringme says:


      thanks for your kind words.
      I look forward to writing about new things that will also have an impact on your recovery, as I learn – so will I share my knowledge.
      Let’s take the next steps together as great friends, supporters and motivators so that we both get the best of everything life has to offer.
      Gill X

  5. Russ says:

    The continuing on-going story is that you are getting better. These pages give so much information and I hope others are inspired at what you have learned, what you have done and understand that in the depths of this illness there is a lot of hope.

  6. Kate spelling says:

    Hi Gill I only met you last week and I had no idea ! You come across as a strong organised lady so whatever you are doing you are doing it right !

    • recoveringme says:

      Hi Kate, thanks for those kind words and yes I am doing what is right. If what I write can then help others then I will be really happy.
      Being strong was something I did to hide my illness from the world. Now I’m not so strong but I am better. There are times I know I have to back off and away and I think that is a new form of courage for me.
      We all learn different lessons in life and Spain and the dogs are teaching me so much that it has been great to be involved. Though maybe I need some back off time now.
      Will still be writing but perhaps not so active on the dogs front.
      Listen to your own body and take care of it. It speaks to you in many ways and I had to learn to listen. It’s a valuable lesson.
      Thanks again for reading

  7. Thank you for sharing you knowledge and life lessons. That is why I came back to the world of blogging. It can be scary sharing but it is also a good form of therapy.

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