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Why we need to stop saying “Panic” Buying

People are making a lot of assumptions right now, and our response to the pandemic is saying a lot about who we are both individually and as a society. The phrase “panic buying” has been used a lot, and the actions of many are causing great frustration to some. So I’ve offered some thoughts on …

Monday Mojo – Show Yourself Kindness

Do you have a morning routine or ritual? For many people these days, their impulse when the alarm goes off is to check their phone. They look to see what’s happening in the world or see if anyone’s messaged, making sure everyone and everything around them is ok. (Then they usually go to the loo). …

New Year, New You? No need! Forget resolutions, and try this

It’s around this time of year that the “New Year, New You” push starts, and all the malarkey that it’s time for a “better” you is in every corner of your news feed. Honestly, it’s exhausting. People have enough to be dealing with in this day and age, without the impression that they’re not already …

Monday Mojo – Start Where You Are

Do you ever feel like you can’t keep up? Like it’s all just moving a bit too fast.  That other people are strides in front.  That somehow you’ve fallen behind. Or fallen short.  I often liken the pace of life to that of a treadmill. Before we know it we’re hurtling along, striving for perfection, …

Monday Mojo – Challenge the Mirror

What’s your relationship like with your mirror? I ask, because a lot of people don’t have a good relationship with theirs. You might spend as little time as possible in front of it, because to look in the mirror can feel like vanity.  But it also might be because we don’t like the voice inside it; the one that …

Monday Mojo – Find the Quiet

Have you noticed how noisy the world is lately? If you’ve travelled on a train lately you’ll know what I mean. People compete to be heard, by speaking louder and louder. They talk on their ‘phones and clatter the keyboards on their laptops. And to drown out the house, people plug into their headphones, ironically …

Monday Mojo: Create Stillness

Monday Mojo – feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Create Stillness  If you follow my other page on Facebook which focuses on women’s mental health, you’ll know that every Friday I offer “Reflections” on the week and a mantra for meditation practice. Last Friday’s Reflection was “Stillness” and the importance of slowing down. Not easy, if …

Monday Mojo – Play the long game

Monday Mojo – Feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Play the long game.  At a recent training event I was delivering on mental health, I was having a discussion with the class about how the brain responds when it goes into fight or flight – the automatic response system which activates when there is a …

Stress – the (not so) silent enemy

Samantha went out to work one day, even though she didn’t feel so good.  She’d already been to the doctors the week before (he’d said there was nothing wrong with her), but every day she felt more tired, sick, headachey and just…not really herself.  Her friend told her she’d snapped a couple of times, although Samantha didn’t …