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    They Make Me So Angry….

    Do you often find yourself getting angry with others – at what they say, what they do; or at what they don’t say or don’t do? You’re not alone. If you’ve been like this for a long time,  you’re probably an expert in finding things to be angry about. You’re waiting for it. Sometimes you intentionally provoke it.  And maybe sometimes the circle turns inward and you get angry at yourself for getting so angry at others.   Have I just described you?   Well, hello there. Time for a wake up call. No-one makes you angry. No one makes you feel any emotion.  You choose to get annoyed or angry or frustrated…

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    Everyday Amazing

    Everyday Amazing: A Winter Walk

    Waking up early, you decide to go for a walk.  You pull on your winter clothes –  warm trousers, woolly jumper or sweatshirt on top of a t-shirt to catch the warm air between. Thick socks, long padded coat, sturdy boots, gloves, scarf, hat….and you’re ready to go. You pick up your key and open the door. A blast of cold crisp air greets you, freezing your nose and throat as you take in your first fresh air breath of the day.  The night sky is just being lightened, gently for now, by the rising sun; and in the distance in front of you you see a warm glow developing behind…

  • Be More Resilient

    If it Doesn’t Challenge You….

    Our comfort zones are rather wonderful places to be. We feel safe, warm, we know what to do, what to expect. But our comfort zones hold us back. In order to grow, in order to learn, in order to do better and be better, we have to get out of our comfort zones. We have to admit that we are lacking in knowledge, and have the humility to start from the bottom and be willing to make mistakes and to learn. We have to admit that we can’t do it alone, and have the confidence to ask for help. We have to admit that we will never be perfect, but have…

  • Be More Grateful

    Blind Vision

    We see, but often we are blind to what is around us.  Today I want you to focus on one thing that you use or see every day.  For exanple, a piece of furniture, an ornament in your home, the cup you drink your coffee from, the cushion you sit on, the ring that you wear, for example. When we see something everyday, we become blind to it. We forget the joy it gave us when we first had it.  We forget how we used to enjoy using it. We forget that initial joy we had seeing it daily when we first bought it into our house. We take it for granted,…

  • Be More Positive

    A Better Start To Your Day

    The alarm buzzes loudly and you’re in the zone between asleep and awake – and what you do at this moment can make a huge difference to your day. In yoga, during sun salutations, you’ll often hear the instructor say: “now set your intention for the day”.   It’s all about creating an awareness of your thoughts, and choosing what thoughts to focus on in the day ahead. Most people’s first thoughts on a workday are negative (I’ve got to get up now and I’m so tired, I’ve got to get that report done by 11am, I’ve got to go grocery shopping in my lunchbreak, I’ve got to go to the…