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Monday Mojo – Choose to Challenge

Do you ever find it hard to say what you really think? It’s not always easy. And it’s definitely tiring.  We worry about offending others. We think we’re taking up too much space. We apologise before we even start. How many of us have started a sentence with “Sorry, can I just ask something?” There are lots of reasons we …

Monday Mojo – Encourage the Praise

Do you tend to get in your own way sometimes? I ask because when things are going well, we can sometimes sabotage our own efforts to get where we want to be. In a world that’s topsy turvy right now, it makes sense if you sometimes question the decisions you make. But when that starts …

Monday Mojo – Pick Your Colour

What colour matches your mood today? Colours mean different things to people across cultures and traditions: some people associate red with love, others see it as a signal for danger or passion. Blue might be an indicator of calm or for sadness. The latter is one reason today has been labelled “Blue” Monday, when some …

Monday Mojo – Risk Forward

How do you cope with not knowing?  In a digital age where we can have answers at our finger tips, there’s something unsettling about situations where we just. don’t. know.  21st century living has been described as VUCA:• Volatile• Uncertain• Complex• Ambiguous.  One of the reasons, Margriet Sitskoorn explains, may be that on a daily basis, we …

Monday Mojo – Check Your Weather

If you had to take the temperature of your life right now, what would it be? Whether it feels nice and pleasant, or cloudy with a chance of meatballs, sometimes it’s good to stop and take a measure of your environment.   When we are struggling with something difficult it might be because our confidence …

Monday Mojo – Be Your Bliss

What does it actually mean to be happy? We’ve literally been exploring the subject of happiness for thousands of years. Around 2500 years ago, the Buddha saw happiness as freedom from craving (e.g. it’s healthier to focus on being, rather than doing or having). A little while later, Zhuangzi introduced the idea of “going with the flow”. In more …

Monday Mojo – Rise into Power

When was the last time you blew your own trumpet? It’s definitely something we struggle with. We worry people will view this negatively.We don’t want to appear big-headed.So we shy away from sharing our accomplishments, and highlighting what we can do. It highlights how important it is to feel confident in your right to stand up and be …

Monday Mojo – Tap into Wisdom

How’s your intuition these days? Your spidey-sense.  Your inner wisdom.  Your gut.. ..and what’s it telling you? We are built to be “in tune” with our environment. Our body was designed to know when it’s time to go to sleep (before technology did its best to put a stop to that). It’s how we can …

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, …