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Have you ever made New Years Resolutions and not kept them? Maybe not even started them? Me too! One of the reasons for this could be that we are trying to “start” a New Year in the last quarter of the old one….nature starts the year in Spring….but if setting goals...read more
Ok, I'll admit it, I'm a bit of a softy for TV Ads...especially the heart-warming animated ones we get at Christmas. I also believe that if you're going to tell a story (as the best adverts do), why not create a message that will make the world a better place. The...read more
As some of you will be aware, I have become a finalist for the Dorset Venus Awards under the category “Inspirational Woman”, sponsored by Natwest Bank and Bournemouth University among others. As this process runs over several months, I have been meaning to blog about...read more
Late last night, I read and heard that Louise Hay had “transitioned” from this life to the next. I unexpectedly felt a wave of sadness about this news, even though I am happy that she passed away due to natural causes and that I'm sure she was active until the last...read more
On the surface, “Daphne and the Smiley Shells” is a cute little story with beautiful pictures, all about a dolphin who gets laughed at by her friends, thinks she is clumsy and isn’t getting on very well at school. She may have some anxieties and seems to be heading...read more
In 2011 I was sat on a cushion in a circle with other adults, like a child back at school, listening to a children’s picture book story called “A Warm Fuzzy Tale” by Claude M Steiner. I was on a course learning counselling skills, and I was so excited that I could be...read more
“I get to paint scenes on the computer, and then with a Virtual Reality headset I can explore and walk around in the world I have created”. Wow, I thought, how amazing would that be? The conversation with my son’s friend stuttered to a halt as I absorbed this comment...read more
So there I was sitting in a discussion group being run by Nicholas Holtam (Bishop of Salisbury) at the “Mind The Gap” conference held in the teaching area at Poole Hospital. We have been listening to Kate Pickett, co-author of the book “The Spirit Level” telling us...read more
Have you ever been told you did something well, or looked nice, and said “thank you” but secretly couldn’t feel good inside? Do you have a “successful” life or career on the outside, but have times when you just feel so small on the inside? Like many of you, I have...read more
Many years ago I was a busy Mum, juggling school runs, after school activities and home life with part time work and ambitions to help make the whole world a better place. I was learning to teach, learning to do marketing work for my husband’s business, achieving...read more
Vicki Tongeman is a Wife, Mother, Artist, Teacher, Author and Coach. She lives on the beautiful shores near the New Forest and loves walking and being mindful on the beach and in nature. Her friends call her the “Magic Mermaid” as she combines life changing coaching techniques with a sprinkle of Mermaid Magic!
As an NLP Practitioner and personal coach Vicki is passionate about helping people develop their inner self confidence and achieve their goals.
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Vicki is passionate about helping people build their inner self confidence and achieve their goals.