Recently I finally completed my ‘hard thing’ focus of the past few years, my MSc in Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology. While I love reading all things people, well-being and business related it had been too long since I had picked up a book of poetry, a guilty pleasure of mine. Even though I … More Life doesn’t frighten me at all
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!
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?
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.
No. No, no, no, no no. Nope. Nah. Definitely not. When was the last time you had this reaction? When was the last time you had this reaction and actually voiced it? A challenge I set for myself this year is to say No with more conviction. Not necessarily more often and not only to … More The Power of a positive No