Clarity. Focus. Growth.

Insights on how to create a world that allows you to activate and harness your full potential from Certified High Performance Coach™, Ruth Mary Allan.

The Secrets to a Happy Marriage - top tips for a successful, lasting relationship

Feb 18, 2020

On 24th February 2018 my parents Michael and Paula celebrated 50 years of marriage.  Not many people make it this far. They managed 51 years of happy marriage before my dad sadly passed away very suddenly in September 2019.

Find out in my interview with them shortly after they celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary with family and friends what their top tips are for a...

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How to boost your mood in the winter

Feb 11, 2020

We know in the winter that the levels of sunlight decrease, our habits change as we hunker down indoors and also our eating habits can also change, particularly over the festive period.  Find out my three big ideas to help you boost your mood in the winter. 

1. Vitamin D levels

I spoke to our dry cleaner recently and she was telling me how her children's mood had...

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How to reduce stress in the workplace - 5 productivity hacks

Feb 04, 2020

Have you ever suffered with stress or anxiety in the workplace? Here's five productivity hacks that can help you can take back control of your stress levels.

1. Block 'YOU' time

This is time dedicated to you.  It includes both time to do the things that are most important to you as well as thinking time. Protect it at all costs!

2. Win the morning

Set yourself up for...

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Seven (deadly) things that can steal your mind

Jan 28, 2020

Have you ever struggled with getting out of bed in the morning, overwhelmed with the feeling of stress, anxiety or depression, struggling to face the world?

This happened to me.  It's really hard when we are in that place of despair to know how to take back control of our mindset again. It's known that 1 in 4 of us in the UK will struggle with a mental health condition each year. Suicide...

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How to deal with overwhelm

Jan 21, 2020

Have you ever been in a place where the volume of your to do list is just too great, and you feel unable to deal with it, overwhelmed by the number of tasks on your list?

This is a common problem and something that some of my clients struggle with.  So what five things can you do to help minimise that feeling of overwhelm and help you take back control of your mindset again?

1. Write it...

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What I learnt about my brain scan

Jan 14, 2020

Have you ever wondered how that organ in your body, that runs absolutely everything, from how your heart beats, to how your heart skips a beat when you experience something magical, actually functions?

You know - your brain?  That vital organ that we rarely even talk about, let alone look at?

Fascinated to better understand how my brain works as part of my journey to become a Certified...

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Five steps towards a healthier brain this decade

Jan 10, 2020

What's your 2030 Vision for optimising your brain health and boosting your performance?

2030 you might say?  Is this a typo?!  Not at all.  Rather than simply focusing on what you want to achieve this year, let's dream big. 

What's your vision for optimising your brain health and boosting your performance this decade?

If you could get in the best...

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The Ripple Effect - Living With Passion and Purpose

Oct 25, 2019

The Struggle

Have you ever had a day where you’ve struggled to get yourself out of bed, knowing there’s nothing to inspire you to want to make the effort?  Feeling unfulfilled and directionless?  Realising that you’re not truly activating your full potential or living with passion and purpose?

This was how I felt in autumn 2016.  I’d just returned to work...

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Why we need to start talking about brain health

May 13, 2019

This week is mental health week.  It's a topic of discussion that can be difficult to have, particularly if you've been diagnosed with, or are struggling at present with a mental health issue.

With mental health on the rise, particularly in the younger generation, isn't it time to view mental health from a different perspective?  So what if we called mental health brain health?

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Reducing the number one risk of Alzheimer's disease - Five steps you can take

Nov 28, 2018

According to over 30 years of brain scans by the Amen Clinics using Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) imaging, low blood flow is the #1 brain imaging predictor of future Alzheimer's Disease.

Studies by the Amen Clinics show that Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can be seen on SPECT scans years before people have any symptoms.  SPECT imaging is a...

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