How Feeling Good Can Enhance Self Control, Motivation and Potentially Change the World (For the Better)

Do you ever wonder why, when it’s so simple to NOT take more than your fair share, an instruction (as in the UK in September) to be patient and only buy petrol if needed (rather than panic buying) led to nation wide fuel shortages and actual fights at petrol stations?…

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Reminding Myself that Yoga is a Way to Become Friendlier to Our Bodies and Minds

This morning’s view from the yoga mat was a lovely reminder of seasons, cycles and other things that impact. I regularly talk to yoga students, clients and so on about yoga not being about contorting ourselves into painful poses or looking skinny on Instagram. I remind them (and myself) of…

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Monday Motivation: Little Women, Big Dreams

I was so looking forward to seeing the new version of Little Women. I read the books so often as a kid, it feels like they’re a part of me. I was lucky enough to visit Alcott’s house when I was 11 and by the time the ’90s version was…

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What Might Help You Speak Up for Yourself More?

Did you read about Emilia Clarke’s early film set experiences in today’s Metro? While I doubt (though ‘Welcome!’ if you ARE) many Hollywood stars are reading this, we can probably all relate on some level. When you relfect back over your life so far, does an incident spring to mind…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: 7 Ways to Get Your Mojo Back

I just googled the term ‘mojo’ to check I wasn’t being guilty of cultural misappropriation – I think it’s OK. I mean it in terms of that sense of ease and flow – magic even. Where all feels, if not effortless, then at least enjoyable. We used to use it…

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Why did I cry watching coverage of the Pope’s visit to Knock this morning?

I had the news on briefly this morning before my swim and found myself unexpectedly crying at the sight of children and adults at Knock Airport. I was at Knock as a kid (along with Lourdes and many other places of Catholic pilgrimage) and I imagine these people waiting for…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: What helps you when you don’t want to feel better?

There’s something wonderful about wallowing. When we allow ourselves to feel our rage, anger, irritation, ennui, grief, heartbreak or anything else that typically isn’t welcomed in this ‘be positive’ age, we’re honouring ourselves. We’re being authentic. We’re listening to the messages behind the feelings so we can use our emotions to heal…

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