Honest August

During August, I would like to encourage you to focus on honesty. In particular, being honest with yourself about the state of your life. And more importantly about the people you surround yourself with. Do those you spend time with, whether that be your partner, friends or family, lift you up or pull you down? Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University, Illinois spent years studying human decision making and during this process discovered that ultimate happiness does not come from experiences or wealth. It comes from your community and who you spend your time with. Two factors lead Cerf […]

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During July, Ask Yourself “Why?”

  As we move into the second half of the year, I reckon it’s a good time to reflect on what you have enjoyed, created and achieved. And to question how the rest of the year can be made even better. During the month of July, take the time to ask yourself, “has 2018 been a successful /positive year so far?”  And if so, why?  And if not, why not? Asking “why?” is an important practice because it prevents you becoming stuck in a repetitive negative cycle – whether that be at work, relationships, habits or any area of your […]

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Why Do I Feel So Awful?

  Late last year, I had the best couple of months ever… I took time off from work in December to prepare for Christmas and enjoy the numerous dinners and party celebrations that took place in the lead up to 25th. We ate Turkey in every disguise (curried, sandwiched, sauced) until we welcomed in the New Year with champagne, mature cheeses and lots of cake. To celebrate my children finishing high school, we took a family trip to Europe. We celebrated my birthday in Glasgow. Gifts galore along with friends, rich food and a wine made for a fantastic reunion. […]

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