Being Grateful

Cultivating gratitude is an acquired skill.  In a recent study, adults who participated in a gratitude letter writing exercise experienced significant improvements in their mental health. Many studies have found that people who make a conscious effort to count their blessings tend overall to be less depressed and happier. * Think of someone you know … Continue reading Being Grateful

The Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is an important part of my daily practise.  I meditate for at least 20 minutes daily, in the morning before I get ready for work or my day ahead. Once suffering from anxiety and low self-esteem, daily meditation has helped me regain my self-confidence and restore balance and harmony to my life. My life … Continue reading The Benefits of Meditation

Connecting to Your Life’s Purpose

Finding my life’s purpose was something that evaded me for years.   I had a rough idea as to what my life’s purpose was, but it was something that seemed to evade me for years.  When I listened to call-in shows online, the most frequently asked question seemed to be “how do I find my life’s … Continue reading Connecting to Your Life’s Purpose

Decluttering for Spring

Spring time is a traditional time for clearing out the old ready to bring in the new. A colleague once said to me that a tidy house is a tidy mind.  This I have found to be very true.  When I don’t have things tidy or organised, I seem to waste a lot of my … Continue reading Decluttering for Spring

The Ancient Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation – The Secret of Youth

I was watching with interest this week a program called “100 Years Younger in 21 days” on ITV (UK).  In the program a handful of middle aged celebrities are trying to regain their youth whilst on retreat in Sardinia. At 91 years young, actress June Brown is the oldest contestant and how amazing she is.  … Continue reading The Ancient Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation – The Secret of Youth

The Joy of Journaling – A Strategy For Success

“If your life’s worth living, it’s worth recording”. This is a quote from Tony Robbins, who in case you don’t know, is a hugely successful business and life coach, successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker/author.  He recommends keeping a journal as a strategy for success. I’ve kept journals for as long as I can remember.  They … Continue reading The Joy of Journaling – A Strategy For Success

A Not So Alcohol-Free January

Millions of us decide in January to go booze free.  In the UK this is headed by the Dry January campaign in which participants are encouraged to take a month off the booze. In the New Year, after much Christmas overindulgence, I made a commitment to myself to give up the booze, not just for … Continue reading A Not So Alcohol-Free January

Mindfulness on the Go

Are you like me and just don’t seem to always have time to fit everything in?  This raises the question, how can I fit in the practise of mindfulness when I’m so damn busy? Mindfulness is a very simple form of meditation, where one focusses on the breath and is aware constantly of the moment.  … Continue reading Mindfulness on the Go

The Early Morning Miracle

How about instead of hitting the snooze button every morning and just about dealing with the day ahead, rushing around in a scramble to beat the morning commute to work, you change a habit of a life time and get your day off to an effective start. The biggest challenge is to make that effort … Continue reading The Early Morning Miracle

Creating a Vision Board

Want to make a powerful visualisation tool to help produce the life that you want?  Try creating a vision board!! Vision boards are a collection of images and possible phrases that reflect what you envision your life should be, how you want to feel and/or what you want to achieve. For example, this could be … Continue reading Creating a Vision Board