Category Archives: Balance & Vitality

5 Ways to Break Out of the Why? Thinking Spiral

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When something goes wrong, do you (or does someone you know) get fixated on asking “Why?”, “Why me?” or “Why now?”. Is it driving you nuts? Well, you’re not alone. It’s something I see a lot, and it’s easy to … Continue reading

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What’s YOUR Rat Park?

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In the 1970s a scientist called Bruce Alexander wanted to show that living conditions cause addiction and not the drugs themselves. So he built Rat Park – 200 times the size of a standard laboratory cage with lots of food, toys … Continue reading

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[Do Anywhere] Easy 3 Step Calming Meditation for You!

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Sometimes when we’re having a busy or stressful day, we don’t feel like we have the time to take a break. But what if a 2-3 minute breathing meditation could calm you just enough to slow down and help you … Continue reading

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FECK! Easy, Fun 4 Step Process to Help You Deal With Interruptions

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When we allow ourselves to get interrupted, what we’re saying is that the interruption is more important than what we’re currently doing. That’s why it feels icky when a friend, colleague, boss or store assistant we’re talking with stops to … Continue reading

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What is Voluntary Simplicity? Simplify Your Life and Be Happier!

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Earlier this week I came across an article on Voluntary Simplicity. I realised this is what my husband Duncan and I have been doing over the last 12 years or so – without realising it! So I did some research … Continue reading

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Are You Stuck on a Hamster Wheel? What Do You Need in Your Life to Thrive?

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I know it’s not just me. We all lead such busy lives – and all too often we simply don’t take enough care of our ‘selves’. We may make a priority of taking care of others and/or our careers, but … Continue reading

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Are you Creating Your Dream Life?

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This morning I woke up feeling stressed, overwhelmed and resentful. My brain was full, I was tired and frustrated. It’s too much! It’s been an extremely busy few weeks for me – holding my biggest sale of the year at … Continue reading

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Do You Need a Boost? 4 Uncommon Questions A Shaman Might Ask | By Guest Author Steve Mitten

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This week’s article is a bite-sized favourite of mine from Master Coach Steve Mitten CPCC, MCC. He looks at 4 uncommon questions you might get asked if you went to see a shaman when you’re feeling lost, uninspired or perhaps … Continue reading

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5 Easy Ways to Brighten Up Your Day!

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One of the biggest lies we’re told (and it’s constantly reinforced in adverts, movies, magazines etc) is that we SHOULD be happy. Yes, there are horrible atrocities going on all over the world right now, people starving. And we’re so … Continue reading

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Why You Need To Stop Worrying What Others Think – Now!

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We spend our lives tying ourselves in knots, worrying what other people think when – and here’s the irony – most people will have forgotten us within a few moments! But the need to please and “fit in” goes deep; as humans we have a fundamental need to belong. Continue reading

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