You deserve to find your ideal balance

Are you feeling overwhelmed by everything you have to juggle in your life?

You’ve tried following all the advice and nothing has worked?

Ideal balance is living your life the way you want not the way someone else tells you to.

We are all unique individuals and need to embrace this fact rather than letting “one-size-fits-all” advice make you.

Hi. I’m Ruth, and I’m so pleased to have you here.

I’m passionate about helping people put themselves first. I’m fed up with seeing all this “one-size-fits-all” advice. I believe we are all unique and trying to follow this cookie-cutter approach to life is damaging for our confidence and self-esteem.

This type of advice doesn’t take into account your background, personality, values and social network. And then, if it doesn’t work for you, you feel like a failure. 

I’ve been there, diligently following all the advice and feeling like nothing’s working. I beat myself up about it and felt like a failure. I stopped trusting myself. 

The moment I put my needs first and worked out my ideal balance my confidence grew and I started trusting myself to make decisions that were best for me.

On the #IdealBalanceBlog

A Little Life Update

I wanted to do a little life update post as I’m aware that things have been very quiet on the blog over the last couple of months. The long and the...
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How to Meet Your Needs: Ideas That You Can Do in Under 15 Minutes

How to Meet Your Needs: Ideas That You Can Do in Under 15 Minutes

I’m all about making sure you meet your needs in a way that doesn’t feel selfish. So passionate about it that I created a whole Needs Model for you....
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How to Find Your Ideal Balance Part 2

In my last article, I started looking at some of the criteria you can consider when thinking about your own Ideal Balance Bandwidth. If you haven’t...
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How to Find Your Ideal Balance

How to Find Your Ideal Balance Pt 1

In my last article, I introduced my definition of ideal balance as a bandwidth that you need to stay within. And feeling balanced is important as it...
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What is Ideal Balance?

The idea of balance is a big one. We’ve all heard of work-life balance, there’s so much advice out there about it, and many of us long for it. For...
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You don't have to go it alone

Ready to start putting yourself first but don’t know how to begin?

Coaching is a great way to get clear on what your ideal balance would look like and what you need to do to start making it come true in your life.

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I found my hour-long session with Ruth incredibly helpful. Through talking to her, I realised how rare it is that we get the opportunity to discuss the finer points of our closest relationships with someone who is non-partisan and non-judgemental. She gave me the space I needed to get all of my frustrations and concerns out in the open and she responded with calm kindness and advice. She encouraged me to view my relationship in a way in which I hadn’t done before and through doing this, she was also able to guide me towards actions I might take to smooth out future issues and stumbling blocks. I can’t recommend Ruth highly enough!


I was able to talk through issues that felt overwhelming and see things in a different way. Just changing one small way in which I looked at things meant that I was able to change my perspective and start working towards my goals.

Ruth is a great coach. She got me thinking about and articulating what my values and goals are. I think we all come to a point in our lives where we are not sure about what direction we would like to take. Just talking with someone who is unbiased and can ask questions to get you thinking is a really useful way to clarify your thoughts and get you headed in the right direction.


Thank you very much for your time which you took to listen to me. Your impartial view and seeing things from the outside has really helped me work out the root causes of my communication issues both at home and work. Not only were you able to make some practical suggestions but you also worked out that perhaps the issues were not stemming from where I thought they were! That’s fundamental to making change. I now feel more in control and happier with work and home life.