by on 9 July, 2020
      If your bedroom is more of a general purpose room that happens to have your bed in it, than a space dedicated to sleep and relaxation, then this has a bigger effect on your sleep issues than most people realise. When you have work items, things that evoke emotional memories, or even just general clutter in the bedroom, it can stimulate your brain to start thinking rather than wind down for sleep. In this video I talk you through some simple changes that make a big differ...
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by on 7 July, 2020
    Writing out my ‘smart’ goals for this month was such a chore.  Feeling fed up with the same old mechanical rote of ‘Specific, Measured, Achievable, Realistic and Timed’ my creative mind saw the word ‘smart’ backwards, which reads T.R.A.M.S.  Before I knew it I was day-dreaming about being on the right track, and asking myself the following questions Are you in the driver’s seat or sitting up the back? Where are you heading? Do you have a map and timetable? Are you go...
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by on 2 July, 2020
Hubspot defines a customer data platform as: “Software that aggregates and organizes customer data across a variety of touchpoints and is used by other software, systems, and marketing efforts. CDPs collect and structure real-time data into individual, centralized customer profiles.” These customer profiles utilise a host of data from multiple mediums such as, social media activity, email activity and buying habits. This then allows for marketers to gain a deeper understanding of various c...
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by on 2 July, 2020
  Speak on it. Talk before resentment steps in. I tell all of my clients that. So many turn to silence when their significant other has done something wrong, or having done something that upsets them. Ahh....silence. The preferred method to miscommunicate our feelings. While I am a huge proponent of practicing the pause, the pause should not be a complete stand still. Let's explore.  When we're feeling rushed, troubled or misunderstood, it is good to take the necessary time to collect ...
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by on 1 July, 2020
Being a mother, a business owner and a Psychologist, I am a prime candidate for burnout. It comes knocking at my door on a regular basis.  I know what it means to be at high capacity, I also know what it means to need to pace myself for the long haul.  In my work, I often advocate for my clients to find easy and efficient ways to manage their burnout. When you can find activities that combine together to meet a few self-care needs, you can prioritise your mental health needs without impacting to...
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by on 29 June, 2020
  Are you afraid to be accountable for your choices? Discover why and what to do about it. What’s the first thing you think when you make a mistake? If you’re like most people, you will either blame someone else or blame yourself. Blaming, even blaming yourself, is not at all the same thing as being accountable. Why is it so hard to be accountable for ourselves – to take responsibility for ourselves? One of the problems may lie in the connotations we have applied to these words. ...
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by on 25 June, 2020
Restrictions are now starting to ease, with people and businesses looking to transition back to their normal (pre-COVID) routines. However, as many businesses are realising, there are long-lasting effects left behind by COVID, especially surrounding consumer purchase behaviour. In fact, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that in late April during the crisis, the percentage of people who were shopping online had increased to 76%, a 39% increase from 4 years go. With 1/3 people surveyed sa...
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by on 25 June, 2020
  Whatever comes up, see what it is without calling it right or wrong. Acknowledge it. See it clearly without judgment and let it go. Come back to the present moment. From now until the moment of your death, you could do this. ~ Pema Chödrön Like nearly all of us, I’m experiencing the curious limbo land of this pandemic. Though fortunately, I’m still working, the absence of most other activities and relationships, as well as the total uncertainty of what the future might hold, leav...
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by on 22 June, 2020
  Striving Less To Get What You Want The moment of surrender is not when life is over, it’s when it begins. ~ Marianne Williamson Are you happy with your life? Is it unfolding as it should or do you face difficulties and challenges you cannot overcome? It’s important we know whether we’re trying to force things to happen or allowing life to unfold as it should. What do I mean by this? Think of a current issue you are trying to resolve? Despite your efforts, has it worked out i...
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by on 18 June, 2020
    First let me start by saying that anti-depressants have their place. I believe they are a modern miracle and when people with chemical imbalances can experience mood stability, the improved quality of life is immeasurable. However, if you are someone who has been blocked from emotional expression your entire life, and you are holding on to the pain associated with chronic unmet emotional needs, what is required is to start to attune to your painful emotions, self-validate these ...
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by on 16 June, 2020
Staying active and positive is really important, so we wanted to share with you a guest blog from Fiona Hurle. Exercise boosts energy but how do you find the energy to exercise when you are exhausted?  It’s a conundrum that many women face daily, and with all the noise about ‘fads and fasts’ it can become a complex web of information, a web of information that led Fiona Hurle to start her own experiment of change, which became ‘life-changing’.  Spending most of her life in highly stress...
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by on 15 June, 2020
    Seasonal changes, whether it’s Autumn to Winter or Spring to Summer, can often feel like a major shift in not only nature but mindsets. But we are striving to wash away those Winter Blues and Sulking Summers with a change of mindset using Hygge. And though we are focusing on the shift into Winter for the Southern Hemisphere, I encourage those experiencing warmer temperatures to tune in as Hygge is an all-year way of living. Hygge (pronounced as hoo-gah or hue-gah) is a Danish wo...
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