Courage, Confidence, and Imposter Syndrome.

Courage, Confidence, and Imposter Syndrome.

In my latest podcast I had the pleasure of chatting all things courage, confidence, and Imposter Phenomenon with expert Kate Atkin. Many people feel self-doubt at times and we chat about how a bit of self-doubt is a good thing, as well as being normal, but why that’s...

Making Stress Useful And Wellbeing In The Workplace

Making Stress Useful And Wellbeing In The Workplace

How is your September going? Are you feeling a positive shift in energy with things starting to move forwards in your life? Or are you feeling stuck or stressed? Maybe a mix of both?!   Well for those of you feeling a bit stressed, stuck, or a bit unnerved by an...

Inviting The Release Of Stress And Tension!

Inviting The Release Of Stress And Tension!

I hope you have had some time to enjoy the warm weather over the summer. Maybe some time to relax and unwind? The summer months often invite us to take the foot off the gas a bit and offer the opportunity to relax. It can allow the space to release some of the...

The Inspired Zone Podcast!

The Inspired Zone Podcast!

I am delighted to launch my new monthly podcast, The Inspired Zone Podcast!  Each month I will be joined by an expert to have a chat about all things wellbeing, stress management, and mindset. In this months podcast, I am joined by the inspiring Adele Stickland. Adele...

Do What You Can

Do What You Can

Do what you can, with what you have, and where you are. That’s it. No more, no less. Those wise words from Theodore Roosevelt sum up the essence of mindfulness in practical terms. I often think of this as being one of the benefits of being truly present in the moment....

The Surrender Experiment

The Surrender Experiment

I am reading a great book at the moment called 'The Surrender Experiment' by Michael Singer. I first came across Michael's work in a book he wrote called 'The Untethered Soul' which covers the incessant amount of inner mental chatter that goes on in our minds and in...

Are You Choosing Peace Or Stress?

Are You Choosing Peace Or Stress?

I know that sounds like a stupid question in that nobody would choose stress, right? And I am sure consciously nobody would, but ironically people add to their stresses all of the time by the choices they make.   Just to be clear, I am not talking about positive...

It’s Good To Talk…..But…..

It’s Good To Talk…..But…..

I had a lot of conversations with a lot of people during last week’s Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) and as a result a few things mulled through my mind. It’s funny how things you already sort of know in life some how get the spot light on them and as a result you...

Top Tips To Maintain Your Mental Wellbeing

Top Tips To Maintain Your Mental Wellbeing

Given that it's Mental Health Awareness Week I thought I would share a few top tips to keep your mental health in tip top shape.   #Tip 1 is what I call the 'Single Breath Practice'    Simply take a deep conscious breath as often as you can throughout the...

Sleep – Are You Getting Enough?

Sleep – Are You Getting Enough?

For the last few months I have been doing  A LOT of reading and research on sleep. Given that it is a big topic on any of the wellbeing sessions I run I wanted to know more about why sleep is such a big deal.   Now I have to make a confession..... before I did...

April – Stress Awareness Into Action

April – Stress Awareness Into Action

April may well be Stress Awareness Month and I would like to suggest that it could easily be a month of action too. Noticing stress is a good start, doing something about it is even better.   Here are my top 12 tips:   Try to address what’s causing the...

YOU Are The Magic Wand!

YOU Are The Magic Wand!

The tips and tools that I offer in wellbeing sessions are very simple and don’t take much effort to put into practice. They are so simple that some people make the mistake of thinking that they are too simple for them because ‘their problems are way bigger than these...

Wow! The Winds Of Change Blow Through…

Wow! The Winds Of Change Blow Through…

I don’t know about you but I have sensed that this strong wind has intentionally been blowing through us to upend everything that is stuck but needs unsticking. It blows away all that doesn’t have the appropriate roots to stop it growing further. It blasts away that...

Living Life By Your Values

Living Life By Your Values

It seems that last week’s post Do You Value Yourself? (here if you missed it https://theinspiredzone.com/do-you-value-yourself/ ) resonated with a lot of you. Good. I am glad it did because we should all value ourselves….and each other. This week I want to ponder upon...

Do You Value Yourself?

Do You Value Yourself?

When I am delivering sessions on well-being I come across a lot of people who put themselves at the bottom of the pile. Not intentionally, but mostly because they put other people and situations above themselves. On first reflection this might mean that they are kind,...

Keep going….you’ve got this!

Keep going….you’ve got this!

It’s the small, often subtle steps that we take on a daily basis that lead to the sort of substantial change that seems to suddenly appear as if from nowhere. So often we give up on things right at the point that they are just about to appear - like in all good films...

The Lure Of Overthinking

The Lure Of Overthinking

Every now and then I fall for it. I get swept into existing in life outside of the now. My focus, my thoughts and my energy get drawn into living in the past and future. Not in a productive way, of the bare minimum time needed to be spent there to be able to learn...

Lifestyle changes…..that work.

Lifestyle changes…..that work.

So January is ticking along then. Did you make any New Year resolutions? And if you did, how are you getting on? I don’t tend to make them myself, well I do, but not necessarily at New Year, just at any time when I feel there are changes that need to be made. Why do I...

10 Simple Ways To Make Each Day Easier

10 Simple Ways To Make Each Day Easier

Happy New Year everyone!   Whatever has been, let go of. Let go of it all. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Start afresh as if everything were possible. Start again, today, and every day. What's done is done, what wasn't perhaps still could be, or if not draw a...

Gratitude and my Christmas wish for you!

Gratitude and my Christmas wish for you!

Last week I was in an organisation talking about gratitude. It seems apt given the time of the year. That said, gratitude can mean many things depending on what is going on in life. As I write this I am writing it in parts to all of you, whatever your life looks like...

Redirect Your Junk Thoughts!

Redirect Your Junk Thoughts!

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." Desmond Tutu   This morning I found myself thinking about something that is in no way useful. I was pondering over a conversation that two people may...

When you see the worst in yourself…..

When you see the worst in yourself…..

Can you refuse to limit yourself to that..... You can not limit yourself to the worst that you see because you have also seen your brilliance. You have seen the part of you that is inspired, full of love, and full of potential. How can you ignore that? The difficulty...

You Get To Choose! 

You Get To Choose! 

"People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character." Ralph Waldo Emerson Hi everyone! Following last week’s blog about your response - ability being your responsibility (here if you missed it ...

Your Response – Ability Is Your Responsibility

Your Response – Ability Is Your Responsibility

Just think about that for a moment…. Your Response - Ability Is Your Responsibility If you have ever paid attention to where your focus is for any length of time you will have noticed that you spend much of your energy thinking about what other people are or aren’t...

Autumn – Things Fall Away And That’s OK

Autumn – Things Fall Away And That’s OK

As I walked around the nature reserve today on the autumnal carpet of golden leaves I was reflecting on how trees go through the seasonal changes. In autumn their bright green leaves turn colour before they lose them completely. They go through the winter standing...

Why Meditate?

Why Meditate?

I was in an organisation the other week delivering an introductory meditation session. The majority of the group had never tried to meditate before but were all open to having a go. When I asked the group at the beginning of the session what they hoped to gain from it...

7 Days To Less Stress

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