Where’s your “Happy Place”?

Where’s your “Happy Place”?

I first heard the term “happy place” last year.   It was a description of the holiday destination of a dear friend of mine. Within a couple of days I then heard several other people mention their “happy place”. It really had an impact on me – this concept of a “happy...

Holding Space

Holding Space

“Holding Space” was not the topic I intended writing about when I sat down this morning!  And indeed like all my writing this email has meandered and changed course several times prior to it appearing here! Over the past few months (probably the past few...

Following our heart is good for our physical health and well-being

Following our heart is good for our physical health and well-being

If you’ve ever wondered why things seem to work wonderfully for some people and not for others no matter how hard they try, chances are it’s because what they’re doing (or trying to do) is out of alignment with who they are. Being human we have a tendency to put a LOT...

Our deepest, darkest fears and innermost desires

Our deepest, darkest fears and innermost desires

Last week I wrote a blog post entitled “When ….then …. the search for that final missing piece” You can read it here:  https://www.melinaabbott.com/when-then-the-search-for-that-final-missing-piece Well, that post nearly didn’t get published! Before I uploaded it I...

When … then … the search for that final missing piece

When … then … the search for that final missing piece

So here I am, once again with a blank screen in front of me, wondering what to write. To simply start and see what flows? Or pick a topic and write something that will educate, inspire and help move you forward on your own journey to …. To …. Which is where I always...

Frustrated you’re not achieving everything you want?

Frustrated you’re not achieving everything you want?

Over in Wonderland we are exploring our relationship with time. This week we’ve been looking at getting things done and how distractions often get in the way! You know, you wake up in the morning with lots of plans (usually in your head), but then one thing leads to...

The Art of Receiving

The Art of Receiving

In the past month in my Facebook Group we have been exploring The Art of Receiving – and in particular how to receive what you truly want.  If you’d like to join the conversation you can do so by clicking on the link below and asking to join:  Join the conversation...

The soft gentle whispers of your soul

The soft gentle whispers of your soul

Yay!  Another day of glorious sunshine.  Isn't there something about sunlight that just lifts your spirits? At last spring has arrived. And what never ceases to amaze me is how quickly things can change – in just a few days flowers are blooming and the trees are...

Time to Fly

Time to Fly

Somewhere deep inside of you there’s a part of you that wants to be unleashed. A part of you that wants to sing, to dance, to laugh, to run, to fly... A part of you that craves freedom above everything else. It’s time … Time for that part of you to come...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I recorded a brief video whilst out walking the dog to wish you a very Happy New Year. I hope 2018 brings you all your heart's desires.

What do you really want?

What do you really want?

What do you really want? (When I ask those words I always hear the Spice Girls singing – which I think is probably the perfect juxtaposition between something very deep and profound and something very light-hearted and trivial). I believe asking the question “what do...

How good are you at receiving?

How good are you at receiving?

I believe that the number of gifts we receive is directly proportional to how good we are at receiving. And I am talking about all gifts – support, love, help … not just actual physical gifts. Several years ago I went through a phase of winning something in every...

National Stress Awareness Day

National Stress Awareness Day

Today is National Stress Awareness Day! I awoke to posts on my Facebook feed asking what steps we take to manage stress. Stress has become so much a part of our lives that managing stress is considered to be very important skill to learn. But whilst I’ve seen many...

How our commitments can exacerbate a “not good enough” story

How our commitments can exacerbate a “not good enough” story

In the personal development world it is often recommended that we publicly announce our commitments – maybe not to the whole world, but certainly in a nurturing group who will hold us accountable and support us when we fall down. I joined a group in June to support me...

Ever get that “I hate my life” feeling?

Ever get that “I hate my life” feeling?

Do you ever get that feeling? That you hate your life? Or is it just me? Because right now that’s EXACTLY how I feel. And no, don’t worry I’m not going to give you a sob story about my woes and precisely what it is I hate about my life! Instead I’m going to share some...

To complain or not to complain … That is the question

To complain or not to complain … That is the question

Well, it’s been a while since I blogged! I took most of August off and it's taken me longer to get back into the swing of things than I anticipated. I spent a wonderful 2 weeks in Corfu where it felt like time stopped. No emails, very little Facebook, just lots of...

Calling all Rebels, Misfits, and Rule Breakers

Calling all Rebels, Misfits, and Rule Breakers

Do you ever feel that you’re the only one who thinks a certain way? That if you tell people what you actually believe and how you actually feel they’ll cast you out quicker than you can say “but that’s not what I meant”? That in a group situation you always feel that...

The “great to be alive” feeling

The “great to be alive” feeling

Imagine waking up each and every morning with a feeling of excitement and joy bubbling up inside of you. Knowing that today is going to be amazing – no matter what happens. You know the feeling – the one you get at the start of your holidays, on the eve of a big...

I am not a “work in progress”.  Here’s why …

I am not a “work in progress”. Here’s why …

Something that has been bugging me for a while is this concept that we’re a “work in progress”. Every time I hear someone say it I want to scream “no we’re not”. We’re an extraordinary, beautiful human being. How can we possibly be a “work in progress”? When we look...

Five Lives! An Invitation

Getting the clarity that Gateway to Freedom is such an extraordinary, amazing, life-changing, transformational journey (of course I’m not at all biased) has given me a surge of inspiration -not to mention confidence. And so to share more and give you a sneak preview...

Full Circle

Full Circle

So it’s the middle of July – over halfway through the year! In just a few days the school summer holidays begin!  I’m not sure how manic it’s going to be.   I’ve been trying to get organised, but liaising with lots of different parents to sort out dates and activities...

A new take on “You are not broken”

A new take on “You are not broken”

This morning as I was going through my emails I read a line which stopped me in my tracks.  It was: “You are not broken. There is nothing to fix.” It was the exact same thing I have been saying. But this morning as I read those words, I realised that they’re not true....

Tiny cog in a big wheel

As I’ve been on this journey of transformation, what is becoming clearer and clearer is that I must write. Write with my heart, write with love and write often. God gave me the gift of communication. It matters not if I like it. It is of little consequence whether my...

Time to start busting a few spiritual myths

Over the past few years I’ve been questioning everything – including many of the personal development and spiritual mantras that we learn and take as gospel. One of these is: How you do anything is how you do everything I first heard this way back early on in my...

Can you earn a living playing with your kids on the beach?

Can you earn a living playing with your kids on the beach?

A few days ago I read an email from the awesome Julia Bramble - http://www.bramblebuzz.co.uk. Julia teaches how to get new leads and customers and is a whizz at social media – especially Facebook.  I love her emails because she always shares from her heart and gives...

Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans

Today I am reminded of John Lennon’s words: “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans” Last night I scheduled an email to go out at 8am this morning. It was full of excitement and joy. I was finally announcing my brand new programme Total...

What honours you honours everyone

Back in 2012 my mentor taught me: “What honours you honours everyone” It was a total revelation. This whole concept that I could follow my heart and choose to do things which served me – and that by doing so I was also serving others - that honouring myself was not...

The two non-negotiable rules when playing the Business Game

What’s your client’s biggest problem? What’s the number one thing they want solved? When I taught sales and marketing – especially to coaches and consultants we always started with these questions. Followed by “what’s your solution”? When it came to writing marketing...

Authentic Aligned Marketing

Last week I was traveling by train to London, surfing Facebook (as you do) and I read a promotional post for a coaching programme. One line stood out for me: "This programme's not for everyone". I've used that line myself in the past - but as I read it I was struck by...

A Healing Journey

A Healing Journey

For many years I have been a witness. A witness to my own life. To the patterns I play out. To the way I behave. To other people’s behaviour towards me. To the things that show up in my life. To what I make things mean. To how I feel. Some of the insights and...

Is 2017 the year you’ll “get there”?

Is 2017 the year you’ll “get there”?

I was lurking on Facebook the other day and I came across a post from someone who was assessing the interest level for a tele class he was considering offering.  It was for people who were not “there”, but wanted to be “THERE” (wherever there was for them). It was...

Are you at a crossroads?

Are you at a crossroads?

I am inspired to write a blog post based on something I just read on Facebook: “Feel like I’m standing at another one of those dang crossroads!  Oh well, time to flip a coin.” I used to experience this a lot – having to make a choice and agonising for days (or weeks)...

Time to Talk my Walk!

Over the past few days I have been re-listening to Ken Wilbur’s audio book “The Theory of Everything” (as well as re-reading his book “One Taste”). Wow!  It’s been like a gazillion pennies dropping all at once (yes, I am prone to exaggeration). Even though I...

A Beautiful Autumn Day

A Beautiful Autumn Day

It is a beautiful Autumn day and I am sitting at the side of a lake wondering whether or not to get my laptop out to write to you. Or should I simply experience the beauty of the moment, noticing the rich tapestry of green and yellow and gold as the leaves gradually...

Oops I think I threw the baby out ….

Last Wednesday I was asked to speak at a local networking group.  I got so excited - ooh yay I’d love to speak. And then I saw the topic was on Packaging Products and Services – something which I have a lot of experience and expertise in - but a topic I was no longer...

Who is listening?

This is the second blog post I have started today. In fact this is probably the 6th blog post I have started over the past couple of weeks.  I start but I never finish. And when I notice the same thing playing out several times I get curious – what’s...

The Quest for Balance

As we head into Autumn, we naturally turn inwards, into reflection, into letting go. It is a time when that which no longer serves us can naturally fall away. We don’t need to force anything or “make it happen” we simply need to align with the energy of the seasons...

How much time do we really have?

This morning I awoke as I do on many occasions with tons of ideas I wanted to share with you. They still tend to start out as rather a mish-mash instead of one coherent message but that’s ok – the clarity generally comes later. And the thing I want to share with you...

Will it work?

Before I went on holiday I received an email from an incredible lady who had decided to attend my upcoming event Gateway to Freedom. However before committing she had had some doubts. One of them being “will it work?” Know that feeling? For me it’s a very familiar...

The catalyst which gave me the courage to speak out

I never thought politics would be the catalyst which gave me the courage within to speak out. What happened in Britain during the EU referendum last week shocked and deeply saddened me. Not because of the decision that was made. But because of the anger and judgement...

Judgement is the glue that keeps us stuck

Judgement is the glue that keeps us stuck

Most mornings I wake up inspired by some blog post that wants to be written. Whenever I’m out and about (especially when I’m swimming or walking) I get even more inspiration. I have so much to talk about and so much I want to share –yet when I sit down to write I clam...

Compartmentalising.  Could it be Sabotage in Disguise?

Compartmentalising. Could it be Sabotage in Disguise?

Have you ever noticed that when you say “yes” to up-levelling an area of your life – another area comes crashing down? Or you decide to go after a long-held desire and something comes along which sabotages it? I have seen this play out time and time again with...

Lawn-mowers, divine timing and energetic alignment

Lawn-mowers, divine timing and energetic alignment

Lawn-mowers, divine timing and energetic alignment I never thought I’d be so excited about a ride on lawn-mower. But we’re getting one delivered this afternoon and I’m soooo excited (I know my husband thinks I’m nuts too). However I wanted to share the story about...