Release from judgement

I have always worried about what people think of me.  I think it stems from the fact that I grew up in a small suburb of Chicago where a lot of people knew each other and where it was difficult to go unnoticed. Rightly or wrongly, I felt that people were judging me. In my case,…

Thought for today…

This week we are reminded that ‘worry is a misuse of your imagination’, in fact worrying about something in the future that may never happen, or what people think about us can occupy a lot of our time. We have a deep love of quotes and sayings, especially those that make us think, laugh and…

Where are you placing your attention?

A lot of you will have heard words along these lines. In fact anyone working on their own self development has a version of this to help them raise their self awareness. Today I had a conversation with my colleague Neena Speding about what ‘where you place your attention matters’ means to me. Interestingly it…

Thought for today…

Sometimes life can feel overwhelming. Whatever you’re dealing with, instead of looking at it as one big impossible unachievable time-consuming thing, break it down into small steps and my recommendation is the smaller the step the better. Then, take a small step everyday. Remember one small step is better than no step all.   Neets…

The space in between

You know what you want and what you need to do to get it. You also know what you don’t want. So, where do you spend most of your time?  Do you get stuck in and go about making happen what you want? Or do you spend a lot of time thinking about what you…

Books, books, books

Recently we’ve been reading a lot and sharing what we’ve discovered. This got us thinking, what are you reading at the moment? And if you love what you’re reading let us know why and we will add it to our list. “Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape” Nora Ephron   Neets, Carol &…

Is there only one way?

We all have regular habits and ways of doing things. Whether it’s the way you brush your teeth, the route you take to work or how you plan a project. Today we’ve been discussing the benefits of more than one way? Think about it, you have something you want to achieve or get done, there’s…

Mental ill-heath – is it on your agenda?

At eight circles we are passionate about well-being beyond just what we do. So, as part of my Masters in Neuroscience I was recently asked to reflect upon and answer this question; Consideration of an era’s treatment of those with mental ill-health (MiH) tells us much about the society as it does about mental illness….