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We're going to be talking today about the importance of DREAMS. I am not (necessarily) talking about our slumbering adventures! I am referring to our hopes and desires, our goals and wishes. Have a think about what your most pressing DREAM is and consider why this is so important to you. What does it fulfill? What desire or thoughts are behind it? What do you imagine the dream when it is achieved will give you (in addition to the achievement of the dream's specifics themselves). Why do we dream of goals and wish for things? What is it that this behaviour indicates about human nature? Let's chat about why having a dream is one of the key aspects of living a happy life. Of getting happy, staying happy and spreading happy!

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Finding lasting love with the “right” person is high on most people’s wishlist. Finding your ideal partner is just the first challenge knowing whether they are a “keeper” or one to leave before they do any damage is the second and if that wasn’t difficult enough the third and longest challenge is how to maintain a loving inter-dependent relationship over time and through the many significant challenges of daily living. How is it so many people get it so wrong? Why do so many relationships appear to be great at the start but deteriorate often quite quickly into something which is at best disappointing and at worst destructive and toxic?

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Gina talks with bestselling author Rachel Davidson about her new book, The Truth of Her, Beyond Veils, Book 2

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Perhaps it is just my perception, but this week seems to have been full of bad news (both global and personal). So, I have to admit this - I started this day feeling a little half-hearted. Which got me thinking about the state of being half-hearted. How many times do we begin our projects (or our days) with only half our hearts in it? What good does half a heart do for us? Why not put your whole heart into your work, your relationships? Why withhold that other half? What is that withholding about? What difference do you think being fully wholehearted about your work, your relationships, your dreams would make to them? Let's chat this through. Where are you being half-hearted? Why might that be? Where are you being fully wholehearted? Why is that? What does it feel like?

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Today's Genuine Chat is about balance. This is a term that in modern parlance is often attached to the "work or life" decisions that we are told it is necessary for us to make. But this is a false dichotomy in my opinion. We need to stop thinking in terms of work being separate from life and rebalance our perspective on what it means to live a productive life. I think the key is to be as balanced as you can possibly be in every aspect of your life. Easy yeah? Hmmm, easier to say, harder to achieve in the moments when choices and decisions are being demanded of us!

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It is the day after we have a new prime minister here in the UK. Now then we're not going to get into politics (heavens no!) but it is interesting to see how Boris Johnson seems to have won the electorate within the Conservative Party by sticking to a strong theme of giving Europe an ultimatum - the Brexit no-deal brinkmanship. It got me thinking about how brinkmanship and ultimatums are often used in all sorts of relationships, not just international political posturing! Whilst it might be appreciated by some people as a sign of strength and strong-minded leadership, is setting an ultimatum and pushing things to the brink of... (what? a cliff, a disaster, a radical change?) ... is that a "good" way of behaving. Has it been successful for you? Rachel and I are going to chat about it.

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I am so pleased to have Mike Neville, renowned international spiritual mentor and healer join the team. It is an honour to be working with him...

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Today's Genuine Chat is about RESPECT. The great Aretha Franklin sang; "R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me", well we're going to chat about what it means to us and how important being respectful oneself and expecting levels of respectful behaviour from others is in order to achieve a good sense of happiness and wellbeing. What do you think? What kind of disrespectful behaviour might you have experienced recently? What respectful boundaries do you think are important? Join in the chat and we'll help you find greater happiness with how you treat others and how they treat you.

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I had such a lovely chat with the wonderful Vicky on her #LetsGoKickAss #Podcast. We talked about my journey through disability and how passionate we both feel about having resilience and positive thinking in order to achieve one's goals and live a happy and fulfilling life. You can listen to the interview here - and Vicky's other guests are super interesting too!

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I've just recorded a brilliant podcast with the powerfully brilliant Global Baddass Goddess. It was a lively discussion covering my pathway to being within my Genuine Power - how I work at having a full life to a wheelchair and how I face down the challenges that having to learn to walk two times as an adult involves - mentally physically and emotionally. My 20 year experience as a primary school, head teacher has given me the belief that the quality of life is determined by the quality of your thoughts. It was a joy to speak to Glenda. You can listen to the full podcast at this address...

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