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Monday Mojo – Build Your Strategy

What’s your strategy for this week?  I ask because we’re hearing about the importance of having one on a daily basis.  As the lockdown continues, we are watching other nations prepare to bring some of their restrictions to an end. Eyes nervously turn to other countries to see how they’re coping; what works and what doesn’t. …

Grief, Loss and COVID-19

Note to the reader: This article is in response to the coronavirus outbreak, and discusses death and dying. It also explores how we may experience grief and loss when no one has died. As the number of deaths continues to rise in the U.K. and around the world, many are facing grief in ways they …

Monday Mojo – Let Yourself Breathe

It’s a Bank Holiday Monday here in the U.K. and we’re in week four of a lockdown due to COVID-19. It’s natural at times like this to find ourselves immersed in our thoughts, especially when our every day routine is not what it used to be. What’s your main train of thought about right now? …

Monday Mojo – Take Small Wins

How’s your concentration been? In the U.K. we are entering our third week of lockdown. It makes sense if your mind just won’t sit still right now. Life feels uncertain and challenging in ways we never expected. And then, there’s the “influencers” . You’ll know the ones I mean. They’re the high-energy people saying this …

Monday Mojo – Find Your Language

Well it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it? You’ve probably noticed, we’re learning new language every day.   We’ve heard terms like ‘self-isolation’, ‘social distancing’, ‘herd immunity’ and ‘sunset clauses’. We’re being told we’re “on a trajectory”, which Russell Brand said (for him) went from “I don’t believe this is happening”, to “how can I …

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 …

Tips for Managing Anxiety During COVID-19 and Beyond

If you’re starting to feel the overwhelm of all the recent news, you’re not alone. The feeling is literally global. People are taking different views, some are panicking, some are minimising – both are potentially responses to fear. We know when we go through a prolonged period of stress, our brain and body will feel …

A Guided Meditation for Difficult Times

However you’re feeling right now, it’s valid. If you’re frustrated or scared with people you feel should be doing more or less, it matters.If you want things to be better, that’s important.If you wish things weren’t as they are, it counts.And this is what makes us so beautifully human: we share something called “common humanity”. …