Why the power of gratitude raises your spirits

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus, Greek Stoic philosopher If you’re not currently practising gratitude in your daily routine, you’re missing out on the untapped potential that could make you happier and lift your spirits. It […]

Crippling self-doubt is holding you back Here’s why

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will” – Suzy Kassem Whether it’s the night before a job interview, gearing up to give a speech or prepping for an important project, it’s normal to feel doubts and worries. It’s something we all experience and to a certain extent it can be healthy – it helps […]

Regain your inner calm in five minutes a day

Do you feel like you’re constantly busy and rushed off your feet, with no space in your life to take time for yourself? Are you stressed and feeling like the day is running away from you? Do you want to regain control and find your inner calm? What if we told you that you only […]

How to challenge irrational thinking

If you’ve ever felt like your thoughts don’t align with your reality or you’re constantly thinking the worst will happen, you’re not alone. Whether it’s the doubts of your inner critic always assuming the worst of a situation, or fearing how you will perform in the future, it can stop you from reaching your goals. […]

Diminish critical thoughts by harnessing inner warmth and self-compassion

The voice inside our head that’s filled with doubts, criticism and negative thoughts can often plague our view on certain scenarios and experiences. Maybe we don’t go for a promotion because our inner critic doesn’t think we’re up to the challenge, or perhaps we ruminate on negative social experiences, constantly replaying what happened.  Self-criticism affects […]

Does your bedroom whisper sleep sanctuary or zzz-less zone?

Our environment has a huge impact on the quality of sleep we get. When we retreat to bed for some well-earned shut-eye, it can be the difference between a blissful night’s sleep or tossing and turning all night long.   A restful sleeping environment is just one of the ways we can get a good night’s […]

Why mindful breathing improves your attention span at work

The ping of an email landing in your inbox. The constant social media notifications and updates. The quick chats by the water cooler.  In our work days, there are so many things to distract us that it means we focus less on the things that matter. Chances are that email can wait, but you find […]

Catastrophic thinking: How to manage negative thoughts

Dwelling on the terrible things that might happen if you do something wrong or don’t say the right thing is something we all experience, especially if the stakes are high.  If I mess up this presentation or my boss gives me a poor performance review, then I’ll lose my job and it will be the […]

Is stress the barrier to your success?

Not all stress is created equal. We all feel the pressure from time to time, whether we’re facing an uncertain situation or we’re interviewing for a new job. Stress can sometimes even help us to perform better, by giving us the adrenaline we need to feel motivated and overcome the obstacle that lies ahead. But […]