Mindset

How To Face A ‘Wake Up’ Call

One afternoon in August, 1991 I found a tumour the size of a walnut in the right lobe of my thyroid gland; was prematurely diagnosed with glandular fever, only to realise after surgery it was in fact a malignant, stage 3 tumour and I was given 6 months to live. At the tender age of…

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How To Swiftly Calm Your Mind And Body

So many of us are plagued by stress and anxiety even during ‘normal’ times (whatever that means) that it would be very useful to know how to swiftly calm your mind and body at will. In my recent stint in hospital last month, I was perfectly calm until I was wheeled into surgery. I was…

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How To Manage Anxiety, Panic and Stress

This month I decided to do something different – to give you a practical, easy and simple resource to show you how to manage anxiety, panic and stress effectively with this short mindfulness meditation practice. As you may be aware, as well as completing masters studies in neuroscience, I’m a certified mindfulness facilitator and I’m also…

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The Secret to Changing Habits

This last year has brought many changes, disruptive changes… and big or constant change can mean stress.  What is the secret to changing habits so to embrace the possibilities that lie within and beyond change? If you’ve had to completely alter your day to accommodate for more online meetings, kids and meals at home, or…

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How To Change Your Life

What do I know about how to change your life? Where shall I begin?! From personal experience, decades of coaching clients around the globe, and drawing from my studies in psychology, neuroscience, epigenetics and mindfulness, I’ve learned that the most important resource we must learn to direct and manage is the brain. The brain can…

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How to Manage Anxiety

I’ve learned many valuable lessons in life, especially about control (or lack thereof) that affects anxiety levels. These lessons have helped me and many of my coaching clients in times of overwhelm and stress. They may help you or someone you know too. Here are my top 5 strategies for managing anxiety: Life is a crazy wild ride,…

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Calm Your Farm

Do you wish you could create better calm, clarity and confidence to better manage the many challenges of life, and learn to Calm Your Farm? What if I told you I had the perfect solution to do just that. Managing the juggle and challenges of life these days appears to be creating stress, anxiety, overwhelm…

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Waking Up To Yourself

I’ve been clearing out my bookshelves over the recent break, getting rid of books I no longer have any interest in. The piles have moved from the floor into cardboard boxes. Next stop is my local church store. Letting go of books is one thing – letting go of ‘stories’ is another.   By ‘stories’ I mean all the…

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What does happy mean to you?

We all work and live for the notion of happiness. But what does happy really mean, and how do you really get there? Do you wake up some days asking yourself: Why (the f*) am I working so hard? When is it my turn? Why am I so tired all the time? Why can’t I give myself…

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The Art & Science of REST

Following on from the overwhelming responses from my last blog on the ABC of Self Care, I thought it apt to prepare ourselves for the holidays with the Art & Science of REST. We’ve heard a lot about the importance of getting enough good quality sleep, but what about rest? With the Festive Season at…

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