Adventures in podcasting

Adventures in podcasting   I had a new experience this week – I was interviewed on a podcast! The lovely Claire Taylor of The Story Mill and I talked about my journey to creating two businesses, dealing with anxiety and positive psychology in an episode of her Thriving Beyond Stress & Burnout podcast. Have a listen below… Discover… Read more about Adventures in podcasting

10 Affirmations to guide you through the day

10 Affirmations to guide you through the day   Affirmations can be powerful tools to draw strength from when you feel decidedly shaky. An affirmation is simply a short statement, usually starting with “I am”, that affirms a belief. Any direct statement to yourself can be taken as an affirmation so they can knock you down as… Read more about 10 Affirmations to guide you through the day

Welcome to The Warm Embrace

Welcome to The Warm Embrace   I have created something just for you, just for January, to start the year feeling optimistic not overwhelmed. The Warm Embrace is a free, seven-day e-course about you and for you. It’s about starting 2017 saying no to restrictive diets, gruelling exercise regimes and unsustainable resolutions. It’s about beginning… Read more about Welcome to The Warm Embrace

Hygge – changing the story of the dark and cold

Hygge – changing the story of the dark and cold   Hygge. It’s everywhere! There are books on how to hygge, you can take courses in studying hygge, the shops are selling hygge – there’s no escaping it, hygge (pronounced heu-gah) has hit the UK mainstream. I first learned of hygge several years ago when my husband… Read more about Hygge – changing the story of the dark and cold

What living mindfully can do for you

What living mindfully can do for you Be Here Now – a practical guide to living mindfully begins on Monday 12 September. If you’re wondering what the idea of living mindfully is all about, and how it can benefit you, watch my 90-second video where I explain… Be Here Now is open for registration now… Read more about What living mindfully can do for you

Why I love other people’s happy, beautiful Instagram posts

Why I love other people’s happy, beautiful Instagram posts I’m a big fan of Instagram, it’s my favourite social media tool, for the moment at least. But I know that many people have a love/hate relationship with social media. They see what looks like someone’s perfect life with a high follower count, photogenic family, busy social… Read more about Why I love other people’s happy, beautiful Instagram posts

Self-talk: make friends with the mean girl in your head

Self-talk: make friends with the mean girl in your head Self-talk is literally how we talk to ourselves. And more often than not the voice is a critical one, its comments harsh and derogatory. Even though we’re talking to ourselves in our heads – no-one can hear, no-one knows what we’re saying – we can still… Read more about Self-talk: make friends with the mean girl in your head

What to do when fear and anxiety feel overwhelming

What to do when fear and anxiety feel overwhelming   Right now in Britain feelings are running high. People are scared, shocked, angry, frustrated, upset, and confused. Following the vote to leave the European Union many people feel uneasy with the reaction and unsettled by how little is known of the country’s future. I’m not… Read more about What to do when fear and anxiety feel overwhelming

When the world grows dark, focus on the light

When the world grows dark, focus on the light   Every day the news is filled with stories of upsetting, unexplainable, terrifying actions by our fellow human beings around the world and in our neighbourhood. When bad things happen to good people it’s understandable that we feel the world is a frightening place filled with… Read more about When the world grows dark, focus on the light