Changing Habits

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 [...]

2 Ears 1 Mouth!

By | August 8th, 2013|Changing Habits, Uncategorized|

D0  you feel like no one listens to you?  Do you listen to others?  I mean REALLY listen?? We have two ears and one mouth for a reason!  Being a great listener is invaluable.  People like nothing more than to be really heard. Well YOU do don't you? Unfortunately it's very rare that we actually get 'really listened too'; why? because too often someone else wants to interrupt and give their advice, make us feel better or put across their point of view. Ever noticed yourself doing that? Today I invite you to just listen and when you feel the urge to talk, don't, give someone else you're undivided attention, in fact take all the attention off yourself and focus on [...]

What’s News?

By | September 27th, 2012|Changing Habits, Education/children, Film, Interviews|

Yesterday's news is no longer today's chip paper: with the advance of technology we can see and hear the news time and time again.  In an effort to compete for readers and viewers it seems that the media is prepared to do almost anything, but what is the cost?  I talk to Life coach Graham Russell about 'news' and the impact on all of us, as we ask the question, is it time for an alternative? In Conversation: Julie Mann and Graham Russell from Graham Russell on Vimeo.

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, [...]

What can you celebrate today?

By | June 3rd, 2012|Changing Habits, law of Attraction, Uncategorized|

It's the Queens Diamond Jubilee weekend, the bunting is out and millions of people are preparing to celebrate.  It's such a great opportunity for communities to come together, work as a team and have a party. The truth is though that none of us have to wait to celebrate.  Everyday is an opportunity to celebrate being alive! Whatever is going on in your life, or in your body, it is possible to give thanks for something.  Some of you may not be in a great space right now physically or emotionally. If you are suffering in some way, you may  feel you have nothing to appreciate.  I encourage you to find something, even if you  have to dig really deep, because [...]

Affluence, Unboundedness & Abundance

By | April 19th, 2012|Changing Habits, Confidence, Habits, Health, law of Attraction, Relationships|

Deepak Chopra has written a book called Creating Affluence - The A to Z Guide to a Richer Life, and in the front of the book is written 'Affluence, unboundedness, and abundance are our natural state.  We just need to restore the memory of what we already know.' What are your thoughts about that? I know from past experience that when I have been anxious about not having enough money or work, more bills seemed to come in and work got  'thin on the ground'.  I also know that when I have chosen  to relax and  trust that work and money comes to me in abundance, that is what happens! So is it just a 'mind shift'?  I believe that focusing [...]

Success…what is it for you?

By | December 4th, 2011|Changing Habits, Confidence, Habits|

I am currently doing a 10 session seminar about 'Success'.  During the course we have been looking at the paradigm of success as we know it, so that we can create something that is much more powerful. So what is a paradigm? 'a typical example or pattern of something; a pattern or model:society’s paradigm of the ‘ideal woman’ a world view underlying the theories and methodology of a particular scientific subject:the discovery of universal gravitation became the paradigm of successful science '. Oxford Dictionary and what is 'success'? 'The accomplishment of an aim or purpose: the attainment of fame, wealth, or social status a person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains fame, wealth etc'. Oxford dictionary The problem with [...]

Are you busy trying to ‘rescue’ others or keep everyone else happy?

By | September 8th, 2011|Changing Habits, EFT|

Are you one of those people who are always busy looking after others? Do you put yourself last? Do you find yourself  trying to 'rescue' a person or a situation or trying to make sure everyone else is happy? If you are, I'd like you to consider that YOU are important and that when you can find ways of getting what you need and being happy, it's a gift for others.  I am not talking about lacking compassion for people and circumstances, I'm talking about getting out of the habit of trying to 'save' or 'fix' others and neglecting number one! When we don't take care of ourselves, this can lead to 'burn out' and feeling of resentment, but not only [...]

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, [...]

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