What to do when worry takes over

What to do when worry takes over When you’re worrying you aren’t really here. You think you are, you think you’re so on the ball that you’re on top of every possible outcome of a situation. But, actually, you aren’t here in the space you’re stood in, in the same timeframe as the people around… Read more about What to do when worry takes over

What I learned from my time offline

What I learned from my time offline   Having spent the four-day Easter weekend offline I’m back in the digital world (this post explains more). And I’m a little wiser for it. My online break wasn’t revolutionary in any way but I did learn a thing or two about myself and my use of social media and… Read more about What I learned from my time offline

Enjoy Time Offline

Enjoy Time Offline   So this Easter weekend I’m going to try something new, I’m going to disconnect from the online world. From Friday through until Monday I will go without posting on Facebook or Twitter, I won’t share photos on Instagram, there’ll be no pinning of images on Pinterest and surfing the net just will not… Read more about Enjoy Time Offline

How mindfulness helped me through winter

How mindfulness helped me through winter   It’s so lovely to see spring emerging in my patch of the planet. I’ve never been a fan of winter. It’s dark, cold, there are many more damp, grey days than crisp, bright ones. And it stretches on, it feels like the longest season even if it isn’t.… Read more about How mindfulness helped me through winter

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

10 Tips to help someone in an anxiety attack

10 Tips to help someone in an anxiety attack   When you’re feeling anxious, particularly when you’re in a panic or anxiety attack, the world seems a frightening and threatening place. You may feel unable to share what you’re going through with those around you which makes you feel alone and contributes to your fear. People… Read more about 10 Tips to help someone in an anxiety attack

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

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