Saturday, 29 March 2008


I had always thought that this weeks topic, 'Fright to Delight', would never relate to me. I had delighted in living a fearless life, or so I thought. I had parachuted, swam for miles (why?), climbed heights, abseiled canyons, ridden scary horses, paddled white water and never, never, never turned down a dare. Yer, then I grew up. (Really!)

What is it about age that robs us (me) of our fearlessness? What is it about age that sees many of my fears expressed through my hair!! Weird I know, but we can never really hide from our fears entirely, they will always find us out - and sometimes in the strangest of ways.

Well early on there were the 'Bad Hair days' - If my hair looked anything less than I was happy with, you would all see how inadequate, scared, useless and deeply unattractive I was. So I worked on my self confidence and cut my hair short. Wind, rain, humidity and bed head all played havoc with my confidence.

Then came 'Bald Hair days'. My fear of being less than perfect and having to ask for help saw me struggling with four young children and suffering from Alopecia. For me this was reasonably quickly resolved by my vanity. My fear of being bald overcame my other fears and I took all the help I could get, some really great acupuncture and a lesson in humility.

Which brings us to today, 'Grey Hair Days'. I have for the last 10 years spent a fortune hiding my rapidly greying hair. I have always said I don't mind getting older, I just don't want to look it! Whats that all about then? Hmm, fear! Well you know in the last few months I've decided to grow up - again. I have given up the dye and am learning to love my grey. I am overcoming my fear that my hair shows up my lack of youth and exuberance and letting it express, my experience, maturity, brimming life and steely determination.

So, in short, I'm thinking Helen Mirren rather than Mrs Merton.

Its strangely liberating tackling your fears and sometimes more exhilarating than abseiling a Canyon.

Leamington Lifeclub

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Stones, Pebbles and Advertising

One of the 10 year olds came home from school today, exclaiming that at lunch time, whilst licking the lid of life, he cut his tongue. Phew! "Finally someone who understands my world" was my first thought. This was quickly followed by my sympathetic Mother noises as I tended to my sons sore tongue (no you can't put a plaster on it!) whilst realising that he was talking actual and I was talking (actual) metaphor.

I usually find that when life feels a bit like this it means I've stopped paying attention to whats important to me. For this reason I will be paying special attention to this weeks Lifeclub topic. This topic illustrates how by imagining our goals, wishes, needs, wants, neccesities et al, as pebbles, grit, sand and water we can make sure the important things don't get overlooked by the necessary but hum drum. Its great, you should try it, come along.

I would also like to heartily recommend the Muller lite Toffee Yoghurt, although there are other brands and flavours available. Unlike Lifeclubs which is second to none!

Leamington Lifeclub

Monday, 17 March 2008

Mental Breakthrough

Well this really made me stop and think. Its shocking the amount of 'affirmations' I use and repeat everyday. And everyday I will give you all good reasons why my affirmations are true - I'm too tired, too rushed, too busy blah blah blah.

And yet when offered the chance of a few days in the adult disneyland and centre of the Elvis impersonator universe, that is LAS VEGAS , was I too tired, rushed or busy...........Hell no!! I drank, I danced, I shopped, I didn't sleep, I came home relaxed and invigorated (ok ok and a lot hungover)and ready to face the world a new.

So its about time I changed the record and gave myself some new positive affirmations and had more fun! - "I am relaxed, energised and I have all the time in the world" That feels better already.

Kim Kelly has left the building X

Leamington Life club

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Photos from One Life Exhibition

more photos...

Monday, 3 March 2008

Our stickers stole the show...

Dear All,

We brought with us to Life Clubs 1,000 stickers and they all went.

They were the talk of the show, people came from far and wide and greeted us with 'Oh, that's where the stickers came from. Thank goodness I've found you.'

There were eight different ones and they were, like Life Clubs, fun and thought-provoking. They were about loving yourself as you are:

1. I feel great
2. I look good
3. I'm the fairest of them all
4. My bum looks good in this
5. I look good naked
6. I'm too sexy for this sticker
7. I don't need a sticker to tell me I'm hot
8. I love myself

You can guess which one was the most popular.

See you soon,
Founder Life Clubs/Westminster Life Club

and yet more photos....

Saturday, 1 March 2008

It don't come easy

Dear All,

What these last three days (and no doubt tomorrow too) have proved to me is what a sedentary life I lead. I think my hour walk two or three times a week is enough, but just having stood for over eight hours for three days in a row has really shown me that I don't move enough. I am stiff all over.

Our stand at One Life is fun. The nautical theme has worked - lots of flags/bunting, rope, sails has made everyone feel they were outside. We certainly look different from everyone else.

You meet so many lovely people at a fair that it's quite boggling. I hope I'll meet them all again one day. I hope they all found what they were looking for at the One Life Show. We did.

This week at Life Clubs is all about creating places in your life in which you can be you - all different facets of you. If that's obscure, don't worry - it's meant to be. Come along and find out where your heart is.

Looking forward to seeing you,
Founder Life Clubs/Westminster Life Club
PS For those of you who go to the dentist, we're in the March Readers Digest Magazine, page 153.