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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 …

Monday Mojo – Feel the Feels

Recently in my classes, I’ve been talking a lot about “common humanity” – this is a term used to explain that around the world there are two things that unite us all: • We all want to be happy• We all want to be free from painI believe in this, because I haven’t met a …

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 …