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Monday Mojo – Set the Tone

Do you ever feel like people just don’t listen? Like you’re talking to a brick wall. That what you say falls on ‘deaf ears’. As if you’re talking another language.  When we feel misunderstood it’s easy to raise our voice in anger. To shout out, have a knee-jerk reaction and say something we didn’t actually …

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 …

Seasonal Self-Care – taking care of yourself all year round

Self-care and setting healthy boundaries with yourself, family and friends are important. Here are some ideas of how to take care of yourself all year round: • Create positive space as much as possible, keep your mental health and wellbeing in mind. Take walks in nature, or just get some fresh air standing by the …

Toxic Parenting: How to Survive When Parents Mess You Up

Fran* recently had some bad news. Someone she thought she could trust, let her down in a really bad way. As we talked through how she felt about it, she had this sudden moment of clarity. The person Fran cared for didn’t love her back, at least not in the way she’d hoped. Whilst on …

Monday Mojo – Bring It All 

  Monday Mojo – Feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Bring It All. There is something about vulnerability isn’t there? Even the word can send a shiver down your spine. We’re encouraged, even as children, to ‘be brave’ and ‘keep going’. We’re never told to accept or embrace our vulnerability, just to suck it up. …

Monday Mojo – Hold Your Ground

Monday Mojo – Feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Hold your ground.  If you’ve found that people are starting to take advantage of your good nature, you may have fallen into what Anne Dickson refers to as “The Compassion Trap“; when we believe we have to do ALL THE THINGS to keep people, especially those …

The Elephant’s Rope: what’s holding you back?

A man was passing by a group of elephants when he noticed they were being held by nothing more than a small rope tied to their front leg.  At anytime the elephants could break away but for some reason, they didn’t. He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there, making no attempt to get away. …