This morning someone I love told me something I wasn’t ready to hear. I almost didn’t write today because of it. It knocked my core to the point where I almost wondered if I had anything at all worth sharing with you guys. Continue reading
Do you remember the last time you really felt part of something? Not on the outskirts looking in, wondering how best to get properly involved but right in the midst of it all, integral to a movement bigger than yourself?
When did you last feel supported? That there was somewhere to go where people understood what you were trying to achieve and didn’t tell you to be careful, or look at the bigger picture, or that it was wishful thinking? Continue reading
This week has been a bit of a nightmare. When I emailed my director my daily update, I used the term ‘challenge’ instead of nightmare, but the result was the same, I reached Friday exhausted, frustrated and in need of a glass of wine, good nights sleep, bubble bath and yoga. In that order.
So, having suitably chilled the fuck out, I’m now sat nursing my second cappuccino of the day, enjoying the ensuing caffeine buzz and looking back over the week. Continue reading
Life isn’t perfect.
You don’t always get what you want. Karma’s a bitch – because it travels with you through lives, meaning even if you act like a freaking saint now, you still could get stung because you happened to be a serial killer in a past life (I’m not sure what I was – always been a bit freaked out by the whole concept if I’m honest – but I could have been!).
All the talk about creating a life you want, it can happen, but for me it’s more about learning to see the good stuff and learning to learn from the bad stuff. Continue reading
According to my estimations, it’s been raining for a solid 16hrs so far at my little flat in East London. According to news reports, that’s pretty good going compared to up North.
It’s not even light rain either, this is chucking it down rain so the leaves of the trees start to look sad and droopy. It’s a bit depressing really for the first week in July.
The other think that doesn’t help is the fact that I’ve been sick all week Yep – coughing, sneezing, sore throat, headache, aches and pains, blocked nose, running nose, the lot. POOR ME. Continue reading
Have you ever asked yourself, ‘What is the right question’? or ‘How do I know what’s right?’.
I have been asking myself that a lot over the past few weeks.
In the past month I’ve decided to leave my job, then decided to stay with my job but have applied for promotion (more money, flexible hours = less worry financially and more time to ‘play’ with yoga, hypnotherapy and counselling), and found somewhere new to live which has added another third on to our monthly bills (it’s really pretty though!).
I was left reeling somewhat, thinking, what the hell do I want? I’m meant to be focused yet, from the outside it looks like I’m jumping around all over the place!
I realised that in order to answer this question, I have to ask the right one first. Continue reading
I go on about mindfulness a lot on this blog. I firmly believe that mindfulness is the first and hugely important step to having a focused and happy life.
Despite its growing rise in popularity however, and my various posts on it, there is still much research to be conducted to help provide evidence to sceptics and other evidence-based people to prove it’s worth.
To this end, this weekend post is brought to you (in addition to my usual dose of helpfulness) because I thought you guys might be interested in the following article extract from the people over at Adventures in Positive Psychology…they’ve been very succinct and probably far more eloquent than I am in explaining what it is and how it works. Continue reading