Repeat after me…no!

No, nope, no can do, never, NO! No is a strong word, some say a negative word. I say it’s a beautifully short word, one that’s clear and makes sure that you can look after yourself first, especially when everything feels like too much. Here’s why I feel it’s important to say no when you want to:…

Adventure lessons from Northern Scotland

People often tell me they want more adventure in their lives, but wonder if it’s possible when their plates are already full. Can they actually step outside their routine and live with more spontaneity, fun and freedom? I believe it is absolutely possible. When I was in my 20s, “adventure” was a solo pursuit, guiding…

Destination: out of my comfort zone, Status: on time!

We all find ourselves at some point out of our comfort zones. The thing with comfort zones is that they are different for each of us. What’s comfortable for me may not be comfortable for you and vice versa. I’m writing this sat at the airport waiting for my flight home. This trip was out…

Take our five minute adventure

At this moment you are here. Now grab a piece of paper and pen or use your computer, tablet or phone to write down what comes up for you. Set a timer for five minutes, find somewhere quiet and work through the following. Picture this, for the next 12 months everything is taken care of; your…

One word

I hate New Year resolutions, those commitments that we make to ourselves to stop doing something we consider bad or to start doing something we consider hard. I hate the heavy righteousness around sticking to them and the feeling of failure that hits when I give up – usually in the dark days of mid…

Notice your ‘firsts’

Do you remember the first time you flew on an airplane? These are the types of ‘firsts’ we never forget – we’re either full of excitement or nervousness. April is Stress Awareness Month and we are asking when experiencing your ‘firsts’ do you find them effortful or effortless? Maybe you’ve had a baby Started a…

Do you focus or fixate?

This week we are sharing what it means to us individually when we focus or fixate and what we do to shift our attention. Neena A key learning for me during my mindfulness journey has been the focus vs fixation of my attention. Here’s an analogy that was presented to me and it resonated loud…

Dark necessities are part of my design

During a recent debate discussing the need for emotional intelligence and agility in the workplace a challenging thought was put on the table when someone presented their perspective that self-regulation was about “hiding emotions wasn’t it?” I have always considered it as being mindful of our internal narrative, accepting our emotions by recognising and then…