Showing 320 Result(s)

Visiting your doctor in difficult times

One in five patients now has to wait at least 15 days to see a GP in England, NHS figures have revealed. Just under 5m of the 27.1m appointments at GPs’ surgeries in October involved waiting anywhere between 15 and 28 or more days to see a doctor or practice nurse. Patients are finding it …

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 – Catch Your Breath

When was the last time you stopped? I don’t mean at a traffic light, or to go to bed. I mean genuinely just downed tools and took a moment to take it all in.  When we lead busy lives the emphasis is always on doing not being. It’s one of the reasons I describe in …

Monday Mojo – Honour Your Gifts

What does the world need right now that you have to offer? I don’t mean more of your time or energy, as you’re probably giving that out in tonnes anyway. I mean the genuine gifts that you bring to the party of life.  As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, I talked about the Five Ways to …

Monday Mojo – Indulge Your Body

If you could reasonably give your body what it needs right now, what would it be? Perhaps you need a stretch, or a dance around your kitchen.  Maybe a hand massage.  Or just some calm, deep breaths.  Maybe you’re not friends with your body right now. Sometimes that’s because of society’s expectations around perfection and …

Monday Mojo – Toot Your Horn

What would happen if you said it like it is right now? Sometimes we hold back for all the right reasons, while other people push ahead.  Last week, I travelled into London to deliver a mindfulness taster session. As I travelled in a taxi towards my first appointment, all I could hear were cars, vans and lorries …

Monday Mojo – Reclaim Your Power

How powerful do you feel today? Let’s be honest, by the time Monday comes round, we can feel exhausted.  In the ‘old days’ the working week was clearly defined for many people: Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 and the weekends were reserved for rest and relaxation.  But today it’s not that simple.  The technology …

Mindfulness: It’s The Thought That Counts

We have thousands of thoughts a day. It’s been suggested we have between 12,000 to 80,000 thoughts, which could be as many as 2,500 an hour. According to some articles up to 85% of the thoughts we have are negative, and 90% are repetitive. What you thought about yesterday, you’ll probably think about today and …

Monday Mojo – Stop and Drop

Is something weighing you down right now?When we live busy lives it’s easy to lose sight of how much we are carrying around: • The challenges of trying to get everything ‘just right’.  • Worry about friends or family. • Deadlines at work.  They all add up.  It helps to recognise what’s on your mind …

Hello and Welcome

Welcome to my website, thank you for stopping by. These pages tell you how to access services which have been carefully designed to help you find your mojo and get your sparkle back. Mental health is as important as physical health, and we now know that one can have an impact on the other. But …