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:…

Five steps to making change happen this autumn

The turning season feels a significant time. For people who grew up in the UK, or who have children at school, this means a new term, next size uniforms, supplies for their pencil cases, and early mornings. And it’s also a chance to make a new start, with different teachers, perhaps new subjects and activities…

The freedom of movement

A few times a year my husband and I pick up and relocate to our apartment in the French Alps – I know, lucky us, right?  It has often surprised me, however, how coming to a place which is supposed to be so wonderful and relaxing doesn’t always work out that way. As a curious person,…

“What should I do about it?”

OR How to find your answer when you have no idea Some of my biggest decisions have been surprisingly easy to make. When I bought a one-way ticket and moved to Tokyo by myself. When I left secure jobs in pursuit of a passion or hunch. When I decided on a home-birth. These were all…

Learning from mistakes

How a mindful approach to mistakes can take away feelings of guilt and anger and actually help you learn from them. So, I am not a super-human meditator who lives her life without stress – stress happens to me everyday as I work part-time as a communications consultant and am also a mum to a…

What do you need to let go of today?

Here are some tell-tale signs: 1. it’s a thought that has been irritating you for days 2. it’s been weighing you down 3. you talk about it with anyone that will listen 4. you’ve spent a considerable amount of time trying to make sense of it 5. it makes you want to withdraw 6. it…

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…

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…