For some reason, being busy makes us feel important. Like we are doing something, going somewhere. It is a cultural badge of honour that so many of us proudly wear. But the funny thing is, few of us actually like being busy. No-one ever said to themselves “when I grow up I want to be…

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Language is incredibly powerful. If you have been reading my Monday Mindsets for a while you will know that I am fascinated by the power of words to shape our feelings and even our lives. Semantics. It matters. Consider this description from a book I am reading by Lisa Feldman Barrett about emotions. “Imagine the…

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We humans are so negative sometimes. (actually, a lot of the time!). In part, it is because we are wired that way. In evolutionary terms it makes sense to pay particular attention to things that may harm you. It’s much more useful to notice a snake on your path than a spray of daisies, right?…

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Good morning, You are made up of 99.9% space, Intermittently interspersed with material which starts first as strings, then becomes Quarks, electrons, protons and neutron, And then atoms. Atoms, form into small molecules, then mid-sized and mega molecules like DNA. And all this, just a fraction of the contents of a single cell, Trillions of…

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Have you ever been for a run or walk when everything seemed effortless? I love that feeling. You feel so fit and strong and on top of the world. But it is not until you turn around and hit a headwind, that you realise that as fit as you might be, you may have had…

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What have you been worrying about lately? I know with all the upheaval, change and mayhem going on in the world, Your list could be pretty long. It is super easy to get caught up in drama when things are looking a little bleak and uncertain. So agreed,there are a lot of things you could…

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It happened to me again yesterday. I got in the car, all ready to head to my destination. And then I got distracted. My mind just skipped somewhere else. Next thing I know, I had been driving for a couple of minutes… In the wrong direction. I wasn’t paying attention  and so my subconscious took…

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