Being in the Now

What do you do with your emotions?

By | June 23rd, 2014|Being in the Now, Changing Habits, Habits|

What do you do with your emotions? Do you label some of them ‘good’ and some ‘bad’? Are you an expert at distracting yourself? Facebook? Food? TV? Drink? Most of us have some sort of strategy to avoid anything ‘unpleasant’. The truth is though, that getting in touch with our feelings is vital, why? because when we know how we are feeling we can identify what it is that we need to do to make ourselves feel better. It is highly unlikely that food for instance will make us feel better if we’re not actually hungry and as for spending hours on Facebook that is more likely to deplete our energy! Our feelings are key to us being powerful and feeling [...]

Relaxing…… in the build up to Christmas

By | December 7th, 2013|Being in the Now, Changing Habits, Habits, Peace|

Like it or not Christmas is coming…. the question is are you going to enjoy the build up and beyond, or are you going to be running round like a headless turkey trying to get everything ‘perfect’ and end up ‘stuffing’ yourself?? I strongly recommend that you accept the inevitable and do your best to enjoy the whole experience. Here are some tips to help you make the most of it. Prioritise….do things in order of importance. Even if you don’t manage to get through your ‘to do’ list, do what you can. Be a human being not a ‘human doing’. Say No where appropriate.… The problem with saying ‘Yes’ to please others is that people then expect us to say [...]

Social Media ….it’s all about relationships

By | June 24th, 2012|Being in the Now, Changing Habits, EFT, Habits, Listening, Relationships, Stress/Fear/Anxiety|

Despite the fact that I apologised in my last blog for not writing more regularly, I succeeded again in having a long gap between posts! I won't go in to my reasons, because quite honestly they are not important to you readers, what is important is consistency. On Friday I was on a course run by Sussex Business Bureau and I was reminded of the importance of regular communication.  Louise Fenwick, Zoe Cairns & Emma Pearce, specialists in social media and marketing, explained how social media is all about building relationships. People want to do business with people that they 'know, like and trust'.  It's the same in life isn't it? We all want to be around people that we 'know, [...]

Living in Regret

By | April 12th, 2012|Being in the Now, Peace|

Most of us have said or done things that on reflection we wish we'd rather not have done, but hanging on to regret is such a waste of our time and energy and stops us from living in the present moment.  Are you holding on to regret right now, wishing that you could go back and rewrite the past? We all know that we can't change the past but that doesn't stop our mind going over and over the memory and imagining alternative scenarios. If you are hanging on to regret why not ask yourself this question, 'what was it that I needed and didn't get at the time?' e.g. understanding/support/security/justice/honesty Consider that it's time now to take responsibility for your [...]

The Fox in the Garden

By | March 18th, 2012|Being in the Now, Relationships, Uncategorized|

Today is Mothering Sunday in the UK and for many there may be some expectations about the day. Expectations can always lead to disappointment because things don't always turn out the way we want them to, especially when plans involve other people! Instead of setting yourself up for disappointment, why not  notice your expectations and then focus on what you want to  create instead? that way you can enjoy yourself whatever happens. Ask yourself what you want to get out of the day. If you want to feel 'connected' with your family and friends, instead of waiting for them to give you what you want, YOU can choose to be proactive and  'connect' with them.  If you want to feel 'appreciated', [...]

If you think you are beaten, you are….

By | October 29th, 2011|Being in the Now, Confidence, Habits, Music, Stress/Fear/Anxiety|

Are you beaten if you think you are?  I'd say in the moment of believing that thought, absolutely. If a football team believes they're going to lose, what chance do you think they have of winning? A positive state of mind really can mean the difference between success and failure.  Even if all the evidence shows that the opponents have never lost a match it's still important for the players to think positively  about their chances of winning. Focusing on winning, working together as a team and being present to what's going on in the match will make all the difference to the score.  Even if the team doesn't win at least the players will have done their best and enjoyed [...]

Make peace with Imperfection

By | August 14th, 2011|Being in the Now, Changing Habits, Habits, law of Attraction, Peace, Uncategorized|

The other day I was in a charity shop searching for a particular book.  Although I didn't manage to find the book I wanted, I came across another book a friend had recommended years ago.  The book is called Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ..... and it's all Small Stuff,  by Richard Carlson.  I figured there was a reason why I had found this book so I decided to buy it. One of the things I sometimes hear myself thinking is 'I don't have is enough time'.  I even go as far as imagining that if I had more time my life could be 'perfect'. This is a common complaint but the reality is we all have the same 24 hours, [...]

Hiding behind the Belief “I’m not being good enough”

By | July 25th, 2011|Being in the Now, Changing Habits, Confidence, Habits|

Do you have a conversation in the background that says "I can't do that, I'm not good enough"? We can't all be experts at everything, learning something new takes practice.  For a lot of people  it isn't okay that they can't do something first time.  Most people want to give up when things get tough; they just don't want to do what it takes to achieve it.  Saying "I'm not good enough", is a great way of avoiding being good at something.  The reality is that most people fear success more than they do 'failure'.  Like Marianne Williamson said so beautifully .... Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. [...]

A laugh a day keeps Stress away…

By | May 30th, 2011|Being in the Now, Habits, Health, Stress/Fear/Anxiety|

We all know that laughing feels great but did you know that it's actually good for the body?  I recently found an article about the benefits of laughter... 'Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.' Laughter is good for your health Laughter relaxes the [...]

Pulling together

By | March 31st, 2011|Being in the Now, Film, Relationships, Uncategorized|

You may have noticed that I haven't blogged for a while now.  I've been rather busy moving out of my house and settling into a new chapter in my life.  During the process I have been really struck by the support and love I have had from family and friends.  It's been truly wonderful. Yesterday a friend sent me a little film all about geese and the way they are there for one another.  In the film below you will see that each goose benefits by helping another..beautiful...what fantastic teachers! Click on the link below and enjoy...(approx 3 mins) The Power of Pulling Together Speak soon ....

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