Easy festive survival guide
6 tips to beat the festive blues
This time of year often brings up mental and emotional challenges for many people
The days are short
The weather is cold
Motivation can be lost and before you know it, you’ve drank too much booze or eaten too much unhealthy food and you feel even worse.
Here are some quick and help tips to help you to stay positive during the festive, winter season:
Get outside as often as you can;
Wrap up, go for a walk and ideally do it in the morning before you’ve had chance to talk yourself out of it.
Alternatively go out straight after lunch so you can refresh and wake up, even for 10 minutes before that 2-3pm dip kicks in and you end up recharging with cake and biscuits.
It's so easy to go into hibernation, and that’s ok too, however if you put in some effort and go for a walk with a friend or meet that person for coffee, who you haven’t made time...
For the past 18 months, I've been doing some serious deep inner work!
I've been on a personal development journey for the last 25 years, but nothing has compared to the last 18 months of being alcohol free, deep healing and working with plant medicines and my own neuroplasticity.
This deep healing and inner work has created a whole new level of self-awareness and fulfillment.
Wow I am filled with both gratitude and energy, in equal measures!
I have also created a system that REWIRES thought processes and I have been implementing my own system, which has led to another huge breakthrough, which has given me new levels of power and wisdom and enhanced my ability to help all those that I serve.
You see, the thing is, I used to get so affected by things that other people said to me.
Sharp tonality, rejection, and harsh words could quickly send me on the path of belittling myself, putting myself down and without thought that old inner voice would start vocalising her unwanted...
Boost your energy, enjoy your life and let go of your inner critic!
Stop wasting your energy and vitality and let go of the self-judgment
Every single time you negatively judge yourself, your vital energy levels drop.
So many of us, especially, but not exclusively, women, give themselves a tough time, especially when it comes down to physical appearance.
Judgement to some degree is, of course, helpful.
We do need to discern where we are, how we are feeling and of course if we are feeling or looking ‘healthy and well’.
However, if you have constant and consistent self-judging thoughts, things like;
what others are thinking of you, the worry that you may have gained or even lost a few pounds or if you ‘have the right look’, for the organisation or role that you are currently working in, this can be totally disempowering.
In fact, these unhelpful thoughts can become overwhelming, which ultimately, impact your ability to enjoy...
I did something that I never in a million years thought I would ever do..
I stopped drinking alcohol and stayed alcohol-free for a WHOLE YEAR!
I can’t believe I am writing this as anyone who knows me well, knows that I would love a nice glass of wine with dinner and I was partial to a gin and tonic too!
When I was younger I was a party girl who loved a social and crazy night out! Now, as a health and wellbeing coach I started to feel like I wasn't living my authentically and after a particularly heavy night I woke up riddled with anxiety. I am the founder of The Anxiety Release Method. I help my clients to heal their own anxiety super quickly so when I woke feeling those old familiar, horrendous feelings of anxiety I knew I couldn't be a person who was not walking her talk.
Luckily, I had a a few close friends who had also gone sober and I’d connected with Matt Pink, who is a sober coach. These people were...
Many years ago the concept of being able to rewire or re-programme your own brain was a far-fetched fantasy. However, with the use technology we can see the science behind neurological pathways, brain waves and beyond so this concept moves from being just fantasy to proven science. We have proof then, that we can re wire our own brains. Which enables us to create different outcomes for our lives. When we come to releasing anxiety, becoming healthier, removing stress, improving productivity and becoming a more fulfilled version of yourself. We can do this more on a permanent basis than we previously believed. Isn’t that exciting?
Did you know….
Every single one of us are living in our own programmes. We were programmed from being small, we learnt how to talk, when to say please and thank you, how to behave, what is right and wrong – this is our programming.
Our beliefs about ourselves and our capacity, our behaviours and way that we live our day-to-day life...
As humans we have a unique guidance system within us. We can tell what we have been thinking by understanding how we feel at any given time. We feel great when we’ve been thinking good thoughts, we feel inspired when thinking about inspirational things, we feel sad when thinking about sad things and when we think negatively, guess how we end up feeling?
We could feel so empowered, if we became aware of our emotions, where they come from and what they are here to teach us.
The thing is that most people have become disconnected with how they feel and therefore how they think.
We have heard more about mental health, or, lack of it over the past 2 years than ever before, but my gripe with this is, the philosophy is just like the traditional health care system that we have in the western hemisphere.
As we are looking at mental health alone, just like we do physical health. We are not looking at ourselves as holistic beings and that honestly drives me bonkers, as so...
Last week saw us welcome in Spring. Spring equinox is a time to think about what we want to create and manifest for the rest of the year, it is a time to ‘plant the seeds’ of creation. The weather is getting milder, we are out of the dark grasp of winter and energy starts to increase as the days lengthen and the sunshine makes a welcome appearance.
So, the question to ask here;
What do you really want to create for the rest of the year?
For yourself and your life?
The last couple of years have been really odd and many of us have put plans on hold, needed to diversify in businesses, missed holidays, spent less time with our families and put our hopes, dreams and desires to one side.
It's not all bad, it has done many people good to press pause, to recalibrate and think about what’s important.
So, what IS important?
When we plant a seed we expect our flower to bloom, however when we plant a seed in our mind we often...
How much time do you spend celebrating how amazing YOU are?
Listen here my love, you are insanely amazing. The chances of you being born were 1 in 400 trillion, but here you are! GET THAT!
You are often hard on yourself and I KNOW that you are your own worst critic. It’s just the way that we are, the way that society has us believing that we are less than, believing that we are not good enough, that we are not worthy of the very best in life. Well my love that needs to stop NOW!
It is time that we started to celebrate ourselves, celebrate each other and celebrate those around us - especially those who are feeling like they don’t have much to celebrate. Our true acceptance of ourselves spills over to those around us, our families and our children, it creates a ripple effect, an upward spiral.
I believe that with so many crazy things happening in the world right now, we need to change the way that we conduct ourselves. The way that we relate to ourselves...
I am not a fan of diets. The first 3 letters say it all to me! However, we live in a paradox where we are all on some kind of DIEt - conscious or not!
I had my fill of the diet culture from a very young age, after seeing many of my close family members struggle with their weight. Counting calories and restrictions just didn’t ‘feel’ right to me. In my early years there wasn’t many diets that I didn’t try, I even did the cabbage soup one!
I turned vegetarian at a relatively young age, which suited me. The thought of eating another body for my own pleasure or nutritional gain felt fundamentally ‘off’ to me. My family thought I was nuts so I went on a mission to research as much as I could about why killing and eating animals and animal products wasn’t ethical or nutritious. I also experimented a lot and went with the guidance system of my own body, which I am highly tuned into.
I love a new beginning, do you?
People generally don’t like change so the thought of a new beginning maybe daunting to you, but, actually it can be totally refreshing.
What does a new beginning even mean? Well to me it’s a new way of being, a new chapter, an opportunity to reinvent ourselves. An opportunity to upgrade and advance what we think and how we behave.
What does a new beginning mean to you?
Well here is what it could mean and how it would appear in your life;
A new kinder way of talking to yourself, this would result in you feeling calmer and more connecting. You would be able to enjoy life more as you would be allowing yourself to embody the richness of life.
A new daily forgiveness practice. This would show up as you being easier on yourself when you made a mistake therefore your energy would improve.
A new and improved way of eating. You would no longer sabotage your health with food and you would more...