Seize the day

Carpe diem – seize the day – is one of the oldest philosophical motto’s in western history. First uttered by the Roman poet Horace more than 2,000 years ago,
I wonder how many of us live by that motto or just plan on seizing the day… tomorrow. What is stopping us from choosing to live a happy and full life right now? I ask that as I sit here full of cold and sniffles. Right now, I’m seizing the day with a 2 tissues stuff up each nostrils as constant blowing over the last 3 days has left them ‘ouchy’ as my 5 year old son would say.
So OK, sometime we get a bit poorly or run down but that doesn’t explain the other 300 days of the year.  When I ask friends and family what they want from life, the bog standard response is “oh I don’t know, I guess for me and my loved ones to be happy and healthy” or ” a nice house” or “nice holidays” or some generic answer with no real conviction behind it.  I’m not saying they don’t want those things, but they haven’t invested any time in thinking about ‘how’ to get them.
Does that mean we don’t really care what we get? Or we just enjoy an opportunity to moan when we don’t get what we want…
I don’t know, but a little part of me thinks that if you want something bad enough then maybe you should make some sort of plan to get it!
Maybe I like to be in control, but for me, I now recognise where I don’t have control (i.e. other people’s thoughts and actions) and where I do have control (i.e. how I choose to respond ). My feelings and emotions don’t control me anymore as I can manage them, and if being ‘sad’ doesn’t suit me I choose to have another emotion.
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About Truwellbeing

Hi, I am Bianca and I am the founder of TruWellbeing.

In 2007 I began to feel the ill effects of stress. Combined with a high-pressure job, I rarely exercised, I didn’t eat a healthy, balanced diet and drank a couple glasses of wine in the evening to help me ‘de-stress’. I was suffering digestive problems, fatigue, insomnia and hated going into work. I just shrugged my shoulder and got on with it. Everyone else seemed to be in the same boat, I didn’t even think that it could be different. Sound familiar?

Over the next 5 years I became more ill and unhappy. I received a diagnosis of anxiety, depression chronic fatigue syndrome and I had developed an unhealthy relationship with alcohol.

After 2 years of feeling pretty miserable, I barely recognised myself. I had lost my confidence, self-worth and any sense of control.

I was sick and tired of feeling… sick and tired.

I couldn’t change other people, I couldn’t make my work be supportive or appreciative and I couldn’t make my 5 stone weight gain disappear. I decided there and then to make changes to myself – from the inside out.

I had difficulty finding suitable support from local services and the little support that was available was oversubscribed and had long waiting lists. I knew wanted to make change and I had to do it on my own.

In my recovery, I started to get well, happy and healthy – I saw amazing results – not only in me but also those around me. I then realised I wasn’t the only person in the world struggling with the pressures of work, relationships and parenting.

Do you have the balance in your life that you’re looking for?
What is TruWellbeing?

Much like a sports coach can help an athlete improve in their chosen sport, life coaching can help you get the best out of your life. The philosophy is about making small changes that have a big, positive impact – like a comb that can straighten and smooth-out tangles when life gets a bit messy.

I have retrained and received qualifications and accreditation in nutrition, counselling, NLP and life-coaching. I have developed a unique programme called ‘inside out’. The workshops and private coaching build on 12 years of experience coaching & mentoring in education.

I am committed to change attitudes and stigmas associated with mental health – and I’m a proud advocate of each of us speaking out and supporting each other by reinforcing “it’s OK to say when you’re not OK”.

I donate 10% of my profits to MIND – for better mental health.

What are the weekly workshops?

The weekly workshops are designed to help you sort out life and get it back in control. Just like a sports coach can help an athlete improve, life coaching can help you get the best out of your life.

Every week we cover a different fun, engaging and motivational topic that will help your self-development. The environment is supportive and you could make some lifelong friends with like-minded people.

The workshops run continuously every week and you don’t have to come to everyone – although they’re great so you’ll probably want to.

‘Inside Out’ workshops run on Tuesdays: 10am in Plympton Library 7pm at the Jan Cutting Centre, while the ‘Empowering Mums’ workshop is at 1.15pm on Fridays at Quaker House. The first workshop is free, and prices start from £4.38 per workshop.

What is private coaching?

For people who want to invest in themselves and see quicker results then private coaching is the best solution for many of my clients.

Life coaching has helped my clients in many areas of their lives. It could help you too. For instance, you could achieve a better work-life balance, explore your potential or realise your career goals. It may also help you become happier and more fulfilled at home, help you find your purpose, boost your confidence or help you become more motivated.

Private coaching is available by appointment. An initial 30-minute consultation is free, and prices are from £30 per session.

So, the question is…
“what do you want to achieve”?


If You Always Do What You’ve Always Done, You Always Get What You’ve Always Gotten

  • If you want to make improvements to your life, assess and appreciate the importance of your happiness and you’re willing to invest some time in achieving it then YES this is for you.
  • If you’re saying to yourself – “sounds good, but I’ve got too much going on” – then this you consider these question:
    – When is the right time to put yourself first?
    – What needs to happen before you take action?

Book your first session now – call Bianca 07764 363716

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Empowering mums


I hope you had a lovely Christmas and you’re looking forward to 2018.

Christmas can be great, but it can also be bloody hard work. Especially for mums.

Apparently, “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone“ Charles M Shultz.

I don’t think Mr Shultz recognised that sometimes Christmas for a Mum is doing a little something extra for everyone.

Forgetting about Christmas, how often do you take time out to do a little something extra for yourself?

I absolutely love being a mum, but I’m struggling to identify when I last had time to stop without feeling guilty that I should be doing something else (and that doesn’t include putting the kids on the time out / naughty step)

I have created TruWellbeing empowering mums workshops to give us that time out where we give ourselves permission to think about ourselves. They are designed to help you sort out and get on top of the pressures we all experience in day to day life.

Just like a sports coach helps an athlete improve, I am a life coach who can help you get the best out of your life.

There doesn’t have to be anything “wrong” with your life to attend. The philosophy is about making small changes that have a big, positive impact. Kind of like a big comb that can straighten out tangles when your life gets a bit messy.

The empowering mums workshop is a relaxed session where mums can bring kids, arrive and leave whenever they want. The workshop runs at Quaker house, Mutley from 1:30 – 3pm. The first and last 15 minutes are “zone in – zone out” where you get yourself in the right headspace.

Every week we cover a different fun, engaging and motivational topic. It follows the inside out program (which runs on a Tuesday 10am & 7pm) but with a bit more focus on juggling the pressures of motherhood, work, family and life with a group of supportive and likeminded women. I’ll make the room as child friendly as possible and there is space to park up a buggy.

I run a no pressure policy – getting on time anywhere with kids isn’t always easy. The workshops run at the same time weekly and there is no commitment to come to every session. You can just come when you want, although hopefully you’ll like it so much you’ll want to keep coming back.

The first session is free and then from £4.83 depending on how you want to pay.

Please message me if you’re interested in knowing more or if you want to book your place.

Take Care,

Bianca x

p.s. If you know anyone else who would be interested, I give you full permission to invite them on my behalf.

Weekly workshops programme -2018

January – Choosing change and making it happen (even if a bit of you likes it the way it is!)  Click here for more details.
February – Transform and improve relationships – including the one you have with yourself!  Click here for more details.
March – Spring clean – Have a clear out of negative influences in your life. Click here for more details.
April – Discover your dreams = how many of us take time out to ask ourselves “what do I really want?”Click here for more details.
May – Now breath… – recognising when things are getting too much and caring about your mind and body Click here for more details.
June – R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – find out what it means to me... (sing the song in your head and it makes more sense) Click here for more details.
July – Where’s the fun? – Tools to squish your inner gremlin so that you’re free to enjoy your life More details coming soon
August -“If you can keep your head when all about you…” – viewing things in a different light More details coming soon
September – Managing your mind and how you speak to yourself.  What do we think of the word ‘should’?) More details coming soon.
October  – Motivation v Procrastination – which works for you? More details coming soon.
November – Living in the moment – Carpe Diem More details coming soon.
December – Sharing the love – what makes you happy? More details coming soon.

Are some people designed to be overweight?

Are some people designed to be overweight? or are overweight people just lazy and eat too much. I class  my self as ‘overweight’. I am 5 ft 4 in and I weight 13 st 7lb. I have consistently aimed to get slim with varying degrees of effort and attainment.

In the last couple of years I’ve just tried eating healthily and exercising, more for my health and wellbeing rather than in an effort to lose weight. I kind of thought, if I stop worrying about it, it will happen on its own. I’m now coming to the realisation that in order to achieve any thing  you have to achieve a clear goal and strive for it continuously in order to achieve it.

I have decided I want to be slim, in fact I really really want to be slim. Why, mostly to prove that I can do it… it’s the holy grail of my self development and I feel I’m ready for the challenge.  I’ve decided I will do this by any means necessary. I’ve analysed reasons for my weight and I’m seeking to overcome them. Primarily, I’m always hungry. So I’ve decided to go on a low carb diet. not Atkins low, just mostly lean protein and veggies. I’m ditching processed foods, and just sticking to foods I recognise and all the ingredients. I’ll eat fruit if I really fancy it, but trying to get most of my vitamins and minerals from vegetables and salads.  I’m also using Saxenda which is an injection to help control appetite. Why? because I want to reach my goal. I planning on using it with a healthy diet and exercise to help me get where I want to be. Is it a slimming drug? To an extent… however it reduced appetite is doesn’t stop me eating chocolate, crisps, fried foods, so i could take it without losing weight. However I’m mostly using it as a tool to help me stick to a lifestyle that I wan’t to stick to for the rest of my life.

I have always preferred a low carb diet as it helps maintain consistent energy levels, and frankly, most high calorie foods are high in carbs. Yes, butter, fatty meat and cream are all high calorie but you really can’t eat a lot of them. Also you know exactly whats in them, unlike a mullerlight yoghurt and other low calorie processed foods. I’m kind of at the stage, ‘better the devil you know’ because I know butter has an impact on weight etc, but I have no idea what impact some of the ingredients in processed food have.

So here’s to the new plan and all that sail in her!              (i’ll keep you updated :o)

Is this for me?

Can you answer YES to any of these questions?

  • Are you dissatisfied with aspects of your life, but you don’t know why?
  • Do you know things “have to change” but lack the courage to make the changes?
  • Are you happy with your job/life/relationships/finances or do you ‘put up with it as you see no other option or you’re not overly impressed with the alternatives?
  • Do you find that you are drifting along in a constant state of “I’ll do it tomorrow” or “I’ll start again tomorrow”?
  • Do you doubt your abilities or worry that you might not be good enough?
  • Do you recognised yourself as often stressed or suffering from stress-related conditions such as CFS, IBS or migraines and need direction on how to overcome them?
  • Have you got in the habit of complaining about aspects of your life, and fear you have forgotten how it feels to be happy?

If you have answered YES to any of these questions, then you need to know that changes can be made with the correct mindset and the support given by TruWellbeing.

Privacy policy

This Website is owned by TruWellbeing (hereafter “Company”) , registered as a sole trader.

We take user privacy seriously and take reasonable efforts to protect it. We have created this Privacy Policy (hereafter “Policy”) in order to share with you our information collection and use practices. AS MORE CLEARLY DEFINED HEREIN, WE WILL NEVER KNOWINGLY SELL OR ASSIGN YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND/OR APPROVAL. Please read this Policy carefully before sharing any personally identifiable information described below.

By using, registering or placing an order on this website at , you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy. Since this is a growing web site and because Internet technologies are constantly evolving, this Policy is subject to change at any time and any changes will be posted on this page.

This Policy works hand-in-hand with the Terms and Conditions of Use, found elsewhere on the web site.

For the purposes of the Data protection Act 1998, the Data Controller is Bianca Flood of 25 Barlow Gardens, Plymouth, Devon ,PL2 2SJ.

What personally identifiable information does the Company collect and how is it used?

When you visit, register or order products or services on you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself including your name, email address, home or business address and other information. The Company will not collect personally identifiable information from users while they use the web site, unless they voluntarily provide it to us or authorise us to collect such information. Users may provide other information about themselves, in addition to the mandatory personal information (hereafter “Voluntary Information”).

The Company may use or disclose personally identifiable information to:

  • Operate and manage the Company web site;
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In order to provide the best services, the Company may disclose your name on certain pages at . We may also disclose personally identifiable information in the establishment or exercise of legal rights or defences against legal claims, to comply with applicable laws or regulations, to comply with a valid legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order or to investigate suspected fraud or a violation of our Terms and Conditions of Use. We will never sell user information to any 3rd-party not affiliated with the Company, without consent, except in connection with the sale or merger of the Company or the division responsible for such services provided.

The Company may also use such Voluntary Information for marketing its products and services to you unless you have ‘opted out’ of receiving such marketing information from us. User may ‘opt out’ by contacting customer service at .

The Company may, from time to time, send or post surveys or requests for your feedback in order to help us make our web site and services better. Any responses we receive from users will be used only to evaluate our web site and services and no personally identifiable information from respondents will be shared with any non-employees of Company, except that information provided in the Feedback/Comments areas.

The Company may, from time to time, send notices about special offers, promotions or contests. If you sign up to participate in any of these, we will collect your email address. If you are chosen for a promotion or as a winner in a contest, you give the Company permission to use your name, image and other information about you, for marketing purposes.

To maintain customer service standards and to assist staff training, we may record and monitor incoming calls.

What non-personally identifiable information does the company collect and how is it used?

The Company collects and tracks certain non-personally identifiable information, including, but not limited to, IP numbers and browser type, access times, domain names, usage habits and other information which does not specifically identify any individual.

The Company may use and disclose non-personally identifiable information for any number of reasons, including but not limited to, working with business partners and improving our web site and services

Does TruWellbeing have a newsletter?

The Company regularly sends out a Newsletter via email (hereinafter “Newsletter”) to all Users (unless they have ‘opted-out’). In these Newsletters, we may inform you about new features from TruWellbeing and about the upcoming week’s events or special promotions.

User may choose to unsubscribe from the Newsletter at any time by sending an email to

Disclosure of your information

The information you provide to us may be accessed by or given to third parties who act for us for the purposes set out in this policy or for other purposes approved by you. Those parties process information, fulfil and deliver orders, process credit card payments and provide support services on our behalf. We may also pass aggregate information on the usage of our website to third parties but this will not include information that can be used to identify you.

You agree that we may disclose your identity and contact details to (1) any third party who claims to us that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights or their rights of privacy, and (2) to other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Finally, if our business enters into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.

Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

Does the Company use cookies?

Cookies are small text files that a website can write to your computer. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. We use cookies to identify you and allow you to log in once to our web site and search or post without having to log in again and again. Cookies are also used by our affiliates or links to identify you as a User of TruWellbeing.

The following is a summary of the types of cookies that are being used on this site, along with information on how you can block them.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

The Company does not use Cookies to store information such as credit card numbers, telephone numbers, or other information you provide.

This Privacy Policy only covers the use of Cookies by TruWellbeing. It does not cover the use of Cookies by any other 3rd-party or advertisers.

Is my information private with company merchants and advertisers?

The Company web site may contain links to various 3rd-party web sites and the external web sites of our advertisers and/or 3rd-party partners. Each of these web sites may have a privacy policy that differs from that of the Company. This Policy does not cover the privacy policies of other web sites. We urge you to check the privacy policies of each web site that you may visit or interact with.

The only Voluntary Information that may be shared between Company and one of our partner web sites is that which pertains to information used in the furtherance of tracking an order and providing you with correct information regarding same.

Order information, including order numbers and amounts, may be available to the Company, affiliate merchants and 3rd-party affiliate program management companies, for accurate tracking purposes. The Company will not release this information to other parties unless you request it.

The Company provides banner and other advertising on its web site, from Google and other third parties, that may place and read cookies on your browser, or use web beacons to collect information in the course of advertisements being served. If you are concerned about your privacy regarding these advertisements, please refer to Google’s (or other third party) privacy policies.

What about data security?

We employ security measures to protect, so far as reasonably possible, your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires or permits.

The Company requires that our advertisers and partners ensure the security of the data that users provide to them, however, in the event of a breach of their security measures, you agree that the Company will not be liable for any losses or damages.

The Company limits access to personal information about users to employees, for whom we reasonably believe it is necessary, in order to provide products or services.

May I see the information the Company collects about me?

You are entitled to see the personal information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us at . We are entitled by law to charge a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you, but we may at our discretion waive this charge.

Can I Opt-out?

The Company gives users the option to remove personally identifiable information from our list of active users.

You may also choose to opt-out of certain communications from the Company, such as our Newsletter.

If you want to unsubscribe or opt-out of communications from us, send an email

The Company is not responsible for removing personally identifiable information from the lists of any 3rd-party partner or advertiser who has previously been provided your information in accordance with this Policy.

Where is the web site located?

The Company web site is maintained in the United Kingdom. If you are located outside of the U.K., by using the web site, you authorise the import of your information and its use, as specified in this Policy.

What is the minimum age to use this website?

Use of and products/services are intended for persons who are eighteen (18) years or older, or business entities.

If proof comes to the attention of the Company that an individual user is under the age of eighteen (18) years, and is accessing our services and/or products without the consent, approval or authorisation of their parents or legal guardian, the Company will immediately terminate such account.

Will there be changes to this Privacy Policy?

The Company reserves the right to amend this Policy at any time, in the event that this becomes necessary after initial release, or in the event that it becomes necessary with respect to additional, deleted, modified or amended services provided by Company.

The Company will not personally notify you of any amendments to this Policy. Users are urged to check this Policy frequently in order to determine whether any changes have been made. Users understand and agree that continued use of the Company web site assumes that they have read and accepted this Policy, as it may be amended from time to time.

Where can I access this policy?

This Policy is accessible from the Home Page of the Company web site, under the link “Privacy Policy”.


The Company never uses or installs spyware on user computers, nor do we use spy ware to retrieve information from user computers.

Section Titles

The section titles used in this Policy are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect.

Payment Partners

The Company accepts Stripe as a payment option, and all users are subject to their individual terms of use, privacy policies and other legal requirements, which users can review at the following links:

Users are encouraged to review the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and other legal disclosures of payment partners.


All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to Bianca Flood, 25 Barlow Gardens, Plymouth, Devon. PL2 2SJ .

What is the effective date of this privacy policy?

This Privacy Policy was last updated, and became effective, on 01/08/2017.


About me

My Story

I was born and bred in Plymouth. After my degree I worked in London, Manchester and Cambridge for a period of time. I worked in logistics and whilst working in a fast paced environment I realised that being part of the rat race didn’t appeal to me. The sudden death of my 60 year old father resulted in me rethinking my life plan. I realised I wanted a vocation, a job which allowed me give back to society and make the world a better place.

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