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 someContinue reading “Monday Mojo – Pick Your Colour”

Monday Mojo – Define Your Limits

How do you know when you’ve had enough? Some people have some early warning signs. They might: • feel grumpier than usual • feel like hiding • sigh. A lot.  In the Shambhala teachings, this is sometimes referred to as “meeting your edge”. It’s that moment when you realise you’re reaching your limit, and that whatContinue reading “Monday Mojo – Define Your Limits”

Compassionate Goal Setting and Mindful Intentions: An alternative to SMART objectives for managing anxiety with DREAMS

A certain amount of anxiety is normal; it’s natural to feel anxious in situations that are “one-off worries” or short-term events. Going for a job interview or out on a first date can be a heady mix of excitement, with a healthy desire to make a good impression. Anxiety can keep us on our toes,Continue reading “Compassionate Goal Setting and Mindful Intentions: An alternative to SMART objectives for managing anxiety with DREAMS”

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 itContinue reading “Visiting your doctor in difficult times”

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 toContinue reading “Monday Mojo – Honour Your Gifts”