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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 – 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 – 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 – Let It Out

Have you been holding things in lately? Sometimes we stay quiet because it feels like the right thing to do.It might also be better, now and then, not to rock the boat.And occasionally, because life is just easier that way, you might decide to keep shtum. I totally get it. There’s even some science behind …

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 – Drop the Rock

Have you been beating yourself up lately? It’s easy to fall into the trap of perfectionism:• Questioning your decision-making• Saying yes when you mean no• Setting your sights on getting it right, all the time And when we feel we’ve fallen short, lost our way, or slipped up somewhere along the line, we throw rocks …

Monday Mojo – Return to Simplicity

How complicated does your life feel today? If you can sit back where you are in a joyful glow that life is a piece of cake right now, then genuinely that’s wonderful. Please celebrate the win with at least one cup of tea and a rich tea biscuit. (Gretchen Rubin explains why it’s scientifically important …

Monday Mojo – Do One Thing

How much have you got on your to-do list today? If like many of us, your list is growing ever longer, you’ll know what it’s like to reach 5pm (if that’s even close to when you finish) most days and wonder how much you’ve achieved. According to Dr Megan Reitz, the ‘average’ employee is interrupted at …

Monday Mojo – Fix the Loop

How well do you cope when things go a bit pear-shaped? When someone sends you a snotty email or text message, is your impulse to respond straight away? When things are difficult, do you reach for the biscuit tin or a cigarette or a glass of wine?  There’s no judgement here. I’m the first to …