Simplicity

Simplicity – it’s bandied around as a concept for minimalism, feng shui, lists, decor and much more. What’s the essence of simplicity in our day to day? I have on occasion stripped back to what I thought was a simple set up. Fewer appointments, shorter deadlines, missed events, decluttered with every house move I’ve had…

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,…

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…

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,…

Changing careers means changing mindset

One invisible aspect of changing careers or re-designing your life is the daily battle you’re engaged in – with yourself! Does it get a little noisy in your head sometimes? There are so many fears and doubts associated with any change, and as with many things, we expect ourselves to be perfect – and if…

Listen to your body

As I continue my learning journey, I am becoming increasingly struck by how statements such as ‘listen to your body’ would appear to be intuitively connected to neuroscience. Whether it is my age; a drive to enhance and improve the quality of work cultures; devise meaningful and well-being focused development opportunities, being a parent or just an increased mindfulness and awareness…

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…