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Monday Mojo – Honour Your Needs

How kind have you been to yourself lately?  If you’ve been throwing rocks at yourself (metaphorically speaking), you’re not alone. According to this article, the pandemic has unleashed the “inner critic” in many of us. As the article explains, lockdown and the start of “unlockdown” has felt like a rollercoaster for some and we are …

Monday Mojo – Identify Your Signs

How do you know when you’re reaching your tipping point? Pretty much everybody has one. Unless you have the composure of someone like Pema Chödrön, chances are there will be times when it feels like situations are getting on top of you. For some people, stress is caused by too much pressure:• Workload• Demands on …

Monday Mojo – Build Your Strategy

What’s your strategy for this week?  I ask because we’re hearing about the importance of having one on a daily basis.  As the lockdown continues, we are watching other nations prepare to bring some of their restrictions to an end. Eyes nervously turn to other countries to see how they’re coping; what works and what doesn’t. …

Counselling – Frequently Asked Questions

Counselling is a form of ‘talking therapy’ which gives people a safe, non-judgemental space to talk about their problems. Some people are nervous talking about their feelings, so I’ve offered some information below which may be useful. If you are going through a period of stress, anxiety or depression, or have recently had a bereavement, …

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 – 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 – 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 – Entertain Your Purpose

When will you show the world what you have to offer?  The insights and offerings that the world needs to know right now – more than ever – and that only you can offer.  Your passion for things that: • get your motor running • put fire in your belly • make you let out a little …

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 what …