Have you stopped to smell the flowers?

Are you finding things a little challenging right now?  Are you getting restless and wondering what else you can do? Would you like to feel happier and more content? Can you allow yourself to stay in the present moment?  When you do, you are reminded of your inner creativity, your adaptability, your flexibility.  When you … Read more

Are you a good friend…to yourself?

Are you a good friend….to yourself?   Would you consider yourself to be a good friend?  Do you support others when they’re feeling sad or upset?  Do you reassure your friends when they’re feeling worried?  Do you give them space to vent their anger or frustration when something has made them feel cross?  Are you … Read more

Do you need to take a break?

Do you need a break?  Now is THE time to look after your mental health. Do you need to take some time off from all the thoughts in your head? Do you need to take some time off from working out what your next move is?  Do you need to take some time off from … Read more

Don’t put off living your life…

Don’t put off living your life to the future.  Don’t live as though you have loads of years left ahead of you.  Not everyone makes old age or retirement.  I know these are uncertain times that we are living in, but times are always uncertain.  We never know what’s around the corner, we just tell … Read more

Let go of the life you had planned…

Can you embrace the changes that are happening around you and ignite your hope? There has been a lot of talk about how we are all struggling as we are all in the same boat. But are we? Some people have young children, are in a small house, trying to work and home educate; some … Read more

Have an interested curiosity…

We seem to be going through a transitional time.  People that I have been speaking to seem to have mostly got over the shock and upset of the initial restrictions and huge changes that lockdown have brought us.  Now I am sensing people are starting to feel frustration, boredom, despondency, desperation, loneliness, cabin fever.  There … Read more

Great and positive change?

Can you use these incredibly changing times as catalysts for great and positive change in your life?   With all that is going on at the moment, it is easy to get bogged down in the day to day anxiety, fear, survival reaction, anger, negativity or despondency energy. I love the Buddhist teaching “This too … Read more

When life gives you lemons…

Has everything in your life been turned upside down?   Have you noticed yourself questioning things about your life? You could use this time to work out if there are any changes you need to make in your life.  What in your life is nourishing, supportive, life-affirming and motivating. Question your friendships – which ones do … Read more

How can you best look after yourself right now?

Well – what a week! It seems like we are starting afresh each day.  Each new day seems to be bringing its new challenges and blessings.  During this time, you could keep asking yourself: How can I best look after myself right now? Suggestions include: To pause for a few minutes and focus on your breath.  … Read more

Become a peace warrior

I have been spending a lot of time reflecting on the huge waves of change, uncertainty and fear that are sweeping across the planet.  I have been noticing how emotions and thoughts have been passing through my mind and body too.  This pandemic is tapping into our deep primal fears: Are we going to survive?  Will I … Read more