Have you ever been on holiday, in a beautiful part of the world, surrounded by wonderful people and exciting experiences, and yet found yourself consciously worried about something back home, anxious about an upcoming event or dwelling mournfully on something in the past? If you have, I imagine it frustrated you as much as it … Continue reading Travelling mindfully: being present whilst away from home
I wanted to share some of my most important lessons from this year, in a way that is relatable to anyone reading who might not know me at all!
Christmas is a such a joyous holiday. Whether you celebrate the religious side or not, the whole idea of family getting together and gift exchanging is a wonderful notion. And yet, the last few weeks have been so filled with choosing gifts and extended shopping and eating food and going to parties and meeting people and all these other obligations - that many of us are probably by now, 5 days before the event - feeling a little overwhelmed by this holiday.
How you start your day has a huge impact on how you will feel, how productive you'll be, and what your attitude will be for the rest of the day. So it's pretty important to cultivate a kind of healthy morning routine. For some of you, this might sound like hell - you prefer to … Continue reading magic mornings: getting a fresh start to your day
I want to write about the power of walking. I used to think, if I was going to go for a walk, I needed to go somewhere special. Somewhere with lots of greenery, or by a river, or through a forest. The problem was, I never lived in the countryside or in a place where … Continue reading Walking wonders, and the importance of being at one with your surroundings.
These are 10 simple things you can do to keep your mind active, your heart full and your soul motivated. They're all easy to do and cost next to nothing! 1. Go to new places Ideally this would be going to a new European city every weekend, booking exotic holidays to faraway places every chance … Continue reading 10 ways to boost your mind!
I hear that social media and particularly instagram is making children and teenagers more anxious than ever. It's been blamed for causing a rise in eating disorders, anxiety attacks and cyber bullying and shaming. I'm not even surprised! As part of the generation who only got this huge RANGE of social media tools in our … Continue reading Towards a healthy relationship with social media
The world is so full of negativity. Sometimes I wonder how anyone manages to be cheerful if they have any shred of empathy for others. Because you see the homeless, those who have no shelter over their heads, you hear of horrific terror attacks where people have lost loved ones unfairly in the blink of … Continue reading How to make your own corner of the world a bit brighter, every day
Next time you feel that spiral of despair coming your way...