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Monday Mojo: Create Stillness

Monday Mojo – feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Create Stillness  If you follow my other page on Facebook which focuses on women’s mental health, you’ll know that every Friday I offer “Reflections” on the week and a mantra for meditation practice. Last Friday’s Reflection was “Stillness” and the importance of slowing down. Not easy, if …

Monday Mojo – Take Your Time

Monday Mojo – feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Take Your Time How much time do you have today? I’m guessing pretty much every minute of your day is accounted for. And, you’re not alone. We seem to feel that taking our time over anything seems lazy, self-indulgent or is creating a problem somewhere. And …

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

During a recent workshop I was teaching, I asked the attendees what they would say to themselves if they dropped their wallets/purses at the checkout, and all the coins/contents scattered across the floor in front of them. Not one of them said they’d say “whoops, that was an accident”. Every one of them said they’d …

Wellbeing and Mental Health

It’s okay not to be okay. When I first started working in mental health, (some 10 years ago now), I worked with women experiencing ante-natal depression – depression during pregnancy.  They’d often start by telling me one of the hardest things was telling family and friends they felt depressed.  Usually, the response they got was along …

Meaning and Purpose: Spirituality and Mental Health

There’s a Zen story about a horse which suddenly appeared galloping down the road.  The man riding the horse, looked as if he had somewhere important to go.  Another man, at the side of the road shouted “Where are you going?”, to which the man on the horse replied, “I don’t know!  Ask the horse!” …