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Feeling exhausted, helpless and lack motivation?

Feeling exhausted, helpless and lacking confidence. You desperately want to do something with your life. Any motivation or energy you had seems to have fucked off to a sunny destination without you. What happened? How did this happen? How did I become this person? You’re spending more time alone, anxious and feeling depressed. Stuck in a rut, and although you know what you should be doing, you don’t have the energy or the drive to do anything about it. You hardly recognise the person you have become. You know you have a purpose. Inside there is deep-seated ambition desperately waiting to make a difference in […]

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How to find your happiness in 3 minutes!

Happiness, what is it? Where is it? Can I have some of it…? Wait, wait… slow down. Don’t skip! It’s right here… YES!  It’s in the mundane, the normal, going to work, the dishes, taking the children to school or doing the housework. REALLY? Why? Because, if something goes wrong, your health deteriorates, lose your job or an accident you are going to wish you were right back to the mundane. Suddenly the mundane is your new baseline for your happiness. Isn’t happiness up there with job promotions, winning, buying something, lust, desires, new relationship or great sex…? Nope… That’s amazing, that’s awesome, that’s great […]

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Full Body Healing – Guided Meditation – 14 Mins

Here is a 14 minute guided meditation that takes you through a body scan making you aware of all the different parts of your body. It is this awareness that creates the calmness in the present moment which in turn will give you more peace of mind. It first relaxes you into a deep awareness, then you start to scan your body starting from your feet and ending with your mind. You thank each part as you go. This cultivates an appreciation not only for who you are but also your body and how you are dependent on it. You do not need headphones, although […]

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How to stop thinking and enjoy peace of mind

How To Stop Thinking And Enjoy Peace Of Mind

Whether we realise it or not most of us have become addicted to thinking. Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to stop thinking for a few moments whenever we wanted a break? We are addicted to thinking, we fundamentally believe it makes us who we are. And, just like any other addiction, it is hard to shake the habit. I hear it all the time, ‘I can’t to stop thinking’. With regular addictions, we the option of cold turkey. Get rid of it, kick it out of our lives for good and ‘grin and bare’ the consequences. Thinking is different We often talk about our […]

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Dealing with Hard Times | When Life Doesn’t Go To Plan

I am the perfect example of life not going to plan, I’ve had my fair share of hard times. From being paralysed at 18, bankrupt in my 30s to losing virtually everything four years ago. Even my attempted suicide did not go to plan! Luckily. I’d like to share a little story. In 2003 I decided to embark on a 900-mile challenge in my electric wheelchair. It had been a dream of mine since I realised running the London Marathon after breaking my neck at 18 was out of the question. For two years a team of us met every month to discuss my challenge […]

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Resolutions Don’t Work | Try this instead, so much easier…

Statistically, 95% of New Year’s resolutions do not make it past 15th January. There’s only one New Year’s resolution that I’ve ever stuck too; that was ten years ago. It was too ‘not make any more New Year’s resolutions’, and I haven’t done since. The biggest problem is our habits. In my most recent newsletter, I was trying to find a metaphor that would show how difficult it is to change or break habits. This is the metaphor I came up with: Stopping a habit is like trying to stop an Ocean Liner with a lasso from a rubber dingy. Pretty good, right? I thought […]

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How to find your line of happiness

Everybody has this line of happiness. Or at least that’s what I like to call it. If there’s one thing I’ve learned above everything else, it’s that life is a balancing act between clinging to our desires and pushing away our non-desires. Our idea of happiness is very much distorted from a young age. When we get what we want, whether it is going out to play as an 8 year old, or that glance and smile from someone we have a crush on as a teenager. We interpret that feeling as happiness. It becomes how we always want to feel. So we spend the rest […]

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5 Ways to get Peace of Mind Right Now

Before we talk about how to gain peace of mind, perhaps we should look at what peace of mind is. Although we all have a slightly different definition there is a universal form of peace of mind that we can all resonate with. Peace of mind is a calmness where we are not currently affected by what is going on around us. We are in control of our thoughts and emotions so they do not affect us. We have this central line of ‘normal’ that represents our normal state of being. It’s a balance between our likes and dislikes. This state of mind is the grounding, […]

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Favourite Peace of Mind quotes – November 2016

I love quotes. They have this ability to uplift us without having to read a whole chapter. I put together a few of my favourite ‘peace of mind’ quotes  for you to enjoy. Feel free to pin them on Pinterest, or share this post on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else. Take a deep breath, listen to your heart. It feels like having a hug from the inside. – Steven Webb   The World Exist As You  Perceive It. It Is Not What You See…. But How  You See It. It Is Not What You Hear…But  How You Hear It. It Is Not What You Feel…But How  You […]

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3 Things You Need to Know before Starting Meditation

In my late 20s and having heard about meditation from a TV programme, I thought it would be cool – the whole essence of becoming a calmer person had massive appeal to me. I made myself comfortable, settled down for my planned 30 minutes and told myself I wasn’t going to move, not even to scratch if I had an itch.  Well, three minutes in, I decided it was a load of rubbish.  There was no hope – my mind was racing more than ever before. I gave up! In my mind I was clearly someone who had irrepressibly strong thoughts, was too intelligent, a supreme multi-tasker… or just not designed to ‘sit […]

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