The ideal of a work-life balance has been on my mind since ages ago (before I finished high school). How does one fit in extra-curricular activities outside the hours of 9-5/8-6/12 hour shifts? What about a social life? How am I meant to save money if the above take up the precious time I could use … More Forget work-life balance, I’ll have a cup of work-life blend please.
I’ve always been a big believer in and fan of Girl Power. I’ve always been surrounded by strong female role models (and fortunately guys who get how awesome that is) and grew up in a country that is largely a good place to be a woman*. When I was 11 or 12 we had two female Japanese … More Who run the world? Girls!
In an earlier post I referred to your inner critic and how there are ways to manage it and dissuade it from overpowering your awesome ideas, actions and dreams. What do I mean by your inner critic? I describe it as the doubt that arises when you have the opportunity to put yourself out there. It may be a … More Want to be more awesome? Ditch your inner critic.
Whether you’re curious, cynical or a convert it would be rather difficult to ignore Mindfulness with all the attention (pun intended) it’s getting at the moment. So, partly because Mindfulness is best experienced and partly because I’ve been around the concept and practice of meditation for so long* it’s second nature to me, I decided to test out … More Mindfulness stressing you out? Don’t worry, be Appy!
The first draft of anything is shit. – Ernest Hemingway This is one of my favourite quotes (excuse the profanity). At first it doesn’t really appear inspiring or motivational. You may even take offence as you think to yourself ‘hey I write pretty good first drafts thank you very much’. Maybe you do (well done)… Maybe they’d be even … More The first draft of anything is shit…
Most of us know physical exercise is good for us and I’m a big fan. But that’s not the type of physical I want to talk about today. Today I want to talk about our Physical Environment. Having moved twice in the last three weeks combined with several conversations about how lovely it is to have some proper summer … More Let’s get physical
Last week I saw a tweet… that lead me to article… that lead me to rethink my week… which is not quite as distracted as it sounds. You see my two work-related focuses at the moment are coaching and research. Both involve finding and absorbing knowledge or information and then reflecting on it. I was in the ‘finding’ … More Decisions, decisions… when more is not better.
Sometimes it is when we least feel like doing something, or our circumstances are stacked against us, that we most need to do that thing. What thing? The thing that fills you up. The thing that gives you energy, rather than taking it away. It restores you. It may be time with a friend/loved one, … More What fills you up?
A few years ago I came across a FANTASTIC term: the Squiggly Line. It made so much sense to me. I often return to this video explanation by Claudia Batten and have shared it so many times I’ve lost count. If you want to make a change, are disenchanted with the reality of working life, or just in … More The Squiggly Line
Earlier this morning following the result of the #brexit referendum and in a state of je ne sais quoi… I happened upon one of those motivational memes (yes those… stay with me though, I’m going somewhere). “When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower” – Alexander Den Heijer … More Breathe, like Britain in the EU. In, then out.