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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”. …

Monday Mojo – Hold Your Own

How are you holding up? It’s fair to say, there’s a level of unease in the world right now. If you’re fed up of hearing about the new global conversation in COVID-19, I promise this post isn’t actually about the virus, but it does help me to make an important point. Not everyone is concerned …

Monday Mojo – Give Yourself Time

Has it felt like you’re playing catch-up lately? When you work, have family to care for, bills to pay and friendships to maintain, it can feel like every minute of the day is accounted for. A colleague of mine once said he was so busy, he thought he might pass himself in the corridor 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). …

Monday Mojo – Take Your Time

When we are being challenged from all directions, it’s tempting to distract ourselves away from the problem or try and numb it out. We might try and pretend it didn’t happen or rush ourselves into feeling better.  This is especially the case when some friends – even professionals – tell you that “all you have …

Monday Mojo – Protect Your Happiness

What does happiness mean to you? During my workshops, I sometimes joke about a vacuum cleaner advert. (Bear with me, I promise this will make sense.) You might have seen it on TV: it’s the one that says that you need it because it’s going to change your life. The advertiser says you can hoover …

Monday Mojo – Create Your Kit

Have you ever noticed how sometimes the smallest objects can lift your mood? Things like:• a splash of perfume• your favourite lippy• a quote that inspires In my car, I have a little bag of lavender. It’s been there for years, but if I give it a gentle squeeze it still gives off a wonderful …

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 …

Blue Monday and Why it Matters

Blue Monday is the name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) which is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. The concept was first publicised as part of a 2005 press release from holiday company Sky Travel, which claimed to have calculated the date using …

Monday Mojo – Balance Your Busy

How busy are you these days? On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being enough time to kick back with a boxset and a brew, and 10 being “seriously, I’m that busy I’m forgetting to breathe” have a think about where you are on a busy-ness level. Last week, I talked about reinventing your time, exploring your …