Want to be more awesome? Ditch your inner critic.

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.

Mindfulness stressing you out? Don’t worry, be Appy!

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!

What fills you up?

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?

Breathe, like Britain in the EU. In, then out.

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.

Mindfulness not your bag? Try paying attention.

In November 2015 Brené Brown (yes, that Brené Brown) gave a talk in London* on courage. It was one of those nights when the feeling in the audience was palpable. An auditorium full of people sitting thinking ‘how do you know that about me?’ That’s the thing with Brené. Her research is interesting. Her storytelling … More Mindfulness not your bag? Try paying attention.

From #FOMO to #JOMO

Watch out #FOMO, there’s a new phrase in town!  This morning I was experiencing #FOMO. You see, an #awesome bunch of people have descended on Bournemouth for the 2nd All About People Conference (#aapconf) and I’m not there. The topics and experiences they will discover, hack, reshape, create etc etc are, like, my jam! I mean, it’s ALL … More From #FOMO to #JOMO