Self love vs. other love (Part 1)

Survived Valentine’s Day? Maybe even enjoyed it? Now it’s time to get serious about love.  Valentine’s Day always seems to celebrate romantic love of another. And for many of us, it seems easier to love another than to love ourselves. But real, sustainable love is...

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My top 5 tips to stay warm and healthy in winter

  As winter doesn’t feel like it’s quite on it’s way out yet, I thought I would share my tips on staying warm and healthy in the cold season of coughs and runny noses. (Happy Valentine’s Day!) Do you hate being cold? I do. And I’m not a fan of getting colds...

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How to get what you really really want

Happy New Year!  Every year I ask whether you’re excited to set new year’s resolutions, or if you’ve had enough of the whole thing. I know many people are so fed up of setting resolutions they don’t keep, that they simply don’t bother anymore. (If that’s you, my...

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Year in review

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to reflect on the year that’s been so we can make decisions about the year to come. 

I’m running a retreat in India at the moment, and part of what we’re doing together – in addition to yoga and mindfulness – is reviewing this year and looking ahead to the next. I always get so much from this practice, and am delighted that I get to share the experience with my retreat participants this year. 

Would you like to join us? 

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Surviving Christmas and moving towards thriving

Merry Christmas! For some, this time of year can be magical. But for others, it’s challenging. Each year I like to share some new insights to help you navigate the coming weeks and to remind you of those I’ve shared before. It’s my Christmas gift to you and part of my...

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Can You Accept Help When You DON’T Even Need It?

Most of us struggle to ask for help. And even sometimes to accept help when it is offered. But what about when we don’t even need it? Is there ever a reason to receive help when we don’t need it? And how does this relate to your relationships at home and at work?

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Have you ever thought about going on retreat?

I go on retreat every year and find it such a powerful antidote to the fast pace of our modern lives. We’re pulled in so many directions, it’s very easy to lose perspective and feel a little lost.

Taking a step back from the hustle and bustle from time to time can really help.

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Putting Leadership Into Words – An Interview With Mia

"Leading… means that others willingly follow you - not because they have to, not because they are paid to, but because they want to.” Simon Sinek No matter what point we are at in our careers, our own and others’ leadership skills affect us profoundly. There’s a big...

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Are you getting too much of what you want?

Have you ever noticed that what could have seemed like ‘failures’ can sometimes be the foundations for our greatest successes? And how some things that we thought we really wanted are not actually fulfilling? (including that third helping of pudding!)

Sometimes it’s not so much about what we get but how we respond to what we get (and what we make of it).

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Setting the right goals: diving deeper with VALUES

Last week I shared the first step in making new year’s resolutions that work. If you’re looking to make a change this year, there’s one very important thing to remember:

Real transformation happens when our goals are aligned with our values. 

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Are you getting what you need?

Last week I spoke at the London launch of The Queen’s College Oxford Women’s Network. The main message I wanted to convey? That we all need support, and it’s a myth that we don’t.

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3 little videos that might just change your life

Today I’d like to share three of my favourite inspirational videos with you. Each of their messages is powerful and important. They should help you to feel more confident and empowered as well as enabling you to weather the storms that inevitably come your way from time to time.

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Make V-Day a day to really love yourself

As simple human beings we’re all just looking for love. We want to love and be loved.

REAL LOVE  begins at home. The best foundation of love for others is love for ourselves. There’s no way around it!

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Are you giving enough compliments?

When I was 16 something was said in a school assembly that affected me deeply.

Our teacher asked:

“How often do you think something positive about someone but you don’t tell them?”

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What are you grateful for?

Gratitude is talked about a lot these days, and it’s easy to see why. I suspect it’s no coincidence that the subject is coming up increasingly at a time when the political and social backdrop is throwing up so many difficult situations and challenges.

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