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From a Flickering Candle to an Eternal Flame

March 8, 2019

Ten Steps to Using Positive Emotion to Keep the Light of Joy Burning in Your Life All emotion is positive emotion. When we are feeling something it is because we are alive. To be alive is a gift. This chance we have to be here now is one that is unique to each of us,…

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Light in the Darkness

March 8, 2019

January and February can be difficult months to navigate.  The twinkly sparkling lights of Christmas have gone along with the midwinter celebrations and we are thrown into two months of darkness thanks to shorter days; often with illness and exhaustion to contend with as well as the lack of light.  It can feel like forever…

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The Abundance of Autumn

March 8, 2019

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;” John Keats I love this time of year, the bright fire of nature burning on every tree and bush, the leaves rustling underfoot and the crunch of seed shells cracking on the forest floor.  My children love it too, jumping in piles of…

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Climbing Your Mountain

May 11, 2018

Eight years ago today I left my permanent job in the City to go on maternity leave for the second time.  I had a vague notion that I would spend some time while I was on leave to explore a different way of life.  I had dreamed of being a professional actor and a published…

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Five Unexpected Benefits of Meditation.

April 30, 2018

Last week while recording in a studio in London I saw a picture of the Dalai Lama.  As well as being a great spiritual leader he is also one of the most joyful people I think I’ve ever seen.  And it’s not because he has had a charmed life, far from it, he has faced…

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How to Meditate When You Can’t Sit Still

April 16, 2018

I completed a Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training course at the weekend and am the proud owner of a new certificate from Awareness is Freedom.  To celebrate this and to start sharing the benefits of this wonderful practice with you I have decided to put together a Meditation Month.  During this month I will be…

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Who Do You Love? Xx

April 1, 2018

Doing what you love and loving what you do are seen today as the pinnacle of success.  Who would not ask for the chance to exist in a way that work is no longer work because there is nothing you would rather be doing? But is there danger there?  Don’t be ridiculous, what possible problem…

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Rocking Rejection! Xx

March 23, 2018

  Last week I received a message from a friend asking if my positive psychology study could help her with a rejection she had received.  I paused for a while and looked out of the window at the surrounding countryside while my new puppy whimpered a bit in the back of the car on his…

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A Meaningful Life

March 16, 2018

  “Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’”. Victor Frankl was a survivor of several concentration camps and the father of logotherapy, a branch of therapy that looks to help people by focusing on the meaning of their lives.  The creation of this was his why.  He survived years…

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Spark Joy

July 19, 2017

      Over a year ago I was browsing in a bookshop and picked up Marie Kondo’s book “Spark Joy” to have a look at it.  I flicked through the pages on the neat tidying of clothes and ordered folding of things and put it back down again, certain that was all a bit…

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