How to Not Get Overwhelmed by the World

With all the things wrong in the world, it’s hard to not get overwhelmed. It can feel like the world is turning to crap.

When I focus on all that is wrong, it puts me in quite a state of helplessness and guilt, not knowing what to do and then feeling guilty about doing nothing. It can be a vicious cycle.

The thing is, guilt is useless. It certainly isn’t good for my mental health and unless it drives me to action, the guilt in itself is pointless. In this video I share a strategy to help not be overwhelmed with all that is happening in the world. Continue reading

Appreciating People As They Are

I’ll never forget the line in Bridget Jones’ Diary when Mark Darcy told Bridget that he liked her. “Ah, apart from the smoking and the drinking, the vulgar mother and… ah, the verbal diarrhea,” replied Bridget. And Mark said, “No, I like you very much. Just as you are.” Isn’t that what we long for, for people to like us just the way we are.

I came across a brilliant quote by Ram Dass, spiritual teacher and author, where he talks about seeing people as trees.

Let me explain… Continue reading

How to Deal with Change

Change is a constant in life. As an adult we have to deal with the many changes that life throws at us, and as a result, cope with loss.

With change comes loss, because in order to gain one thing we must lose another.

In today’s video I share some wise words from Chelsea Dinsmore, Chief Inspiration Officer at Live Your Legend and also some tips from author, speaker and life coach, Martha Beck on how to deal with change. Continue reading

How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

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For as long as I can remember, I have loved to take nana naps. I’m guessing it started when I was a baby, and it was much more acceptable to nap.

The problem is that although I have always preferred napping to exercise, I know that exercising is an important aspect of living a long and healthy adult life.

Janis Martman, who’s part of the science team at HeadSpace (an awesome meditation app) wrote a great article with science-backed tips on how to motivate yourself to exercise. And that article inspired this video! Continue reading