Saying YES – accepting things ‘just as they are’

When we are no longer in battle with life events, we can take on life for what it is. Learning to say ‘yes’, can keep us more in the flow, bringing out our creativity, making life lighter, more fun and enjoyable. Worth a try isn’t it? It’s not unusual to want to feel safe and … Read more

Don’t  give up, start over

Off track with your resolutions for this year? Feel like giving up? By nature, we tend to focus on what we haven’t achieved, letting the small victories pass us by. Don’t give up, start over. Most of the time our New Year resolutions involve changing some of our most ingrained habits – things that we … Read more

How to stay focused on one thing at a time?

Our day-to-day work and home life hosts a plethora of distractions making it challenging for us to stay focused on one thing at a time. Commitments, social events, high workloads, multitasking, meetings, and not to mention the constant flow of information via email, internet and social media all play a role, leading us to often … Read more

Tips to get us through those tough moments during the festive season…

We often experience the end of the year as a very busy, full and stressful period with many demands on our time and energy. For many of us, it is also the most emotionally charged time of the year. We sense the spoken and unspoken family expectations in the run-up and during the festive season. … Read more

Taking time out 

When is the right time to do something you’ve always wanted to do? Last April, I spent two weeks in the Scottish Highlands, away from it all – offline and in the pleasure of just my own company (and that stunning scenery).  It was one of the most fulfilling, restorative and peaceful experiences I’ve ever … Read more

Can a mindfulness practice be life changing?

For many years and from a young age, anxiety was a constant, unpleasant companion – that is until I was introduced to the practice of mindfulness. When you’re in a difficult space, it’s hard to see the wood for the trees. It’s a challenge to consider anything but the familiar. However, just sometimes, the advice … Read more

Take control of how you react to stress and anxiety

When we spend most of our life in a state of heightened alertness or stress with adrenaline pumping around our bodies all the time, our hormone balance becomes disrupted and cannot return to its normal state even when our stress level drops. Many of us then find it hard to wind down, to ground ourselves … Read more

Is the glass half full or half empty?

Why does joy matter? The answer to this question is one we already know and often forget: when we are joyful, energised and in a good space, everything else in our life improves. We think better, we communicate better, we can manage our time better and we deal with difficulties better. We are better parents, partners, … Read more

Daily tips to help achieve a balanced life and greater wellbeing

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Daily tips to help achieve a balanced life and greater wellbeing

A healthy and balanced lifestyle is key to our wellbeing I find that September can feel a bit like a new beginning as it marks the end of the summer holiday season and the start of a new school year. New beginnings come with a particular uplifting energy which we can tap into in order … Read more

How to let go of judgements

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How to let go of judgements

It’s in our nature to make judgements – good and bad, about ourselves and about others. Often the judgements we make are unfounded, wildly inaccurate or self-judgements we harbour projected onto others. What’s more – they don’t tend to make us feel particularly happy or good about ourselves. None of us are immune to making … Read more

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