Mindfulness: A Beginner’s Guide

Mindfulness: A Beginner’s Guide

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness as a 'buzz word' has increased in popularity over the past decade. At the time of writing a quick Google search returned 227 million articles. A search on Amazon revealed 200,000 mindfulness related products. These range from books, apps, journals and even wearable technology to help us be more mindful. The mindfulness industry is booming. However, here are a lot...

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation

When I was first learning about mindfulness I thought I was not cut out for mindfulness meditation.  Any time that I tried to meditate I felt like I had failed. No matter how hard I tried I found it difficult to sit still. And as for clearing all the thoughts from my head?!? No way, that was never going to happen! But (as with many things in life!) I was wrong. Let me explain. Mindfulness vs...

Behind The Scenes of The Good Life Well Lived Podcast: One Year Old Today

Behind The Scenes of The Good Life Well Lived Podcast: One Year Old Today

I am excited, delighted and more than a little proud to announce that the The Good Life Well Lived podcast is one year old. In February 2018 I committed to creating one episode each week. I can’t quite believe that today episode 52 has gone live and I have achieved my goal. I want to share with you the highs and lows of creating this content over the past year. I also want to give you an insight...

How to Have a Stress Free Calm Christmas

How to Have a Stress Free Calm Christmas

Are you dreaming of a Calm Christmas? It's the 'most wonderful time of the year'. A time to take a break from routine, connect with family and friends and have some fun. Yet sometimes the 'most wonderful time of the year' can feel like the 'most stressful time of the year'. Finishing off work before the holidays + back to back social events + family commitments + Christmas shopping = Stress,...

Are you making mountains out of molehills?

Are you making mountains out of molehills?

My car broke down on Friday. I had a hint there was something not quite right when I drove to pick up the kids from school. After a quick play in the local park, I tried to start the car…. and nothing… it was as dead as a Dodo.   When I tell people about it, I am met with sympathetic noises and phrases such as 'what a nightmare’ and ‘what a horrible start to the weekend’. And I appreciate their...

Overcoming Procrastination and Going On A New Adventure

Overcoming Procrastination and Going On A New Adventure

I had to smile to myself today. Less than two weeks ago I stood on a stage and presented to a room full of people about how to manage the emotional rollercoaster of building a business by using mindfulness techniques. I covered off three main points: overcoming fear, comparisonitis and finally the big one, procrastination. Even if I do say so myself it was a pretty compelling presentation. The...