How To Cure Worst Case Scenario Syndrome For Good

At some point in your life, you will feel the weight of pessimism pressing down upon you. You’ll believe that something bad is about to happen that will change the course of your future for the worse. Maybe you fear you’re about to lose your job, or fail an exam, or you’re not sure you’ll have enough money at the end of the month to meet your financial commitments. Whatever the reason, you’ll have a touch of Worst Case Scenario Syndrome, and won’t be able help letting your imagination run wild, convinced that this will be the ruin of you.Thankfully, … Onwards! ->

Left Brain vs. Right Brain: How To Make The Most Of Both

Left brain vs. right brain: how to make the most of both your analytical and creative sides.

Although the whole “left brain vs. right brain” idea has been debunked, it’s still true that we use different areas of our brains for different tasks. It’s also true that a lot of us tend to favour one over the other, so how can analytical thinkers incorporate some flair into their daily lives, and how can creatives learn to embrace a little more logic?In other words, how can “left brainers” be a little more right, and vice versa? Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

How To Live Your Life With No Regrets: The Fourth Agreement

To live a life with no regrets is, I think, our biggest dream for ourselves. Recently, I read a book that’s teaching me to do just that: Don Miguel Ruiz’s “The Four Agreements”.

To live a life with no regrets is, I think, our biggest dream. Recently, I read a book that’s teaching me to do just that: Don Miguel Ruiz’s “The Four Agreements”.*In it, Ruiz outlines four fundamental “agreements” or standards we should all hold ourselves to if we want to lead better, more meaningful lives. I can certainly review the rest of the book if that’s something you want but, for now, I’m focusing on the fourth agreement. It’s the one that’s made the biggest difference for me, helping me raise the bar and live a life with no regrets. Onwards! … Onwards! ->

Mindfulness Meditation: What It Is & How I Do It

A (former) skeptic's guide to mindfulness meditation. Beginner? This is about as basic as it gets.

PIN TO READ LATER Look, I know it has a reputation as being a bit airy-fairy, but bear with me. I don’t go into a trance or reach transcendence or any of that sorta stuff, so you can stop picturing Tibetan monks sitting atop mountains with their legs in the lotus position. Instead, consider this a (former) skeptic’s guide to mindfulness meditation, where I cut the crap and just tell you how and why I sit in silence for a few minutes a day. Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

Have A Happy Life: 10 Ways To Eliminate Negativity

Some of the biggest obstacles we encounter in life are all in our own heads — fear of failure, low self-esteem, our inner critic, and general negativity. We’re often our own worst enemies. But imagine what we could do if we were our own biggest champions. If we kicked that inner critic in the crotch and, instead, cheered ourselves on each step of the way. Easier said than done though, right? I hear ya. So let’s look at 10 ways we can eliminate negativity to live a happy life and become our own cheerleaders. Onwards! ->

Fear Of Failure: How To Overcome It

Fear of failure

Failure. The word has such crushing connotations. We can’t help but think of negativity when we hear it, and we actively try to avoid it throughout our lives. Fear of failure can be crippling; it can hold us back from pushing and striving, and from reaching our fullest potential. But failure, far from being an ending, is actually a beginning. I was recently asked during a Periscope broadcast about what my greatest successes and biggest failures were. Immediately I rattled off my daughter as my biggest success (good job, brain), but I couldn’t think of a single failure. Why? Because … Onwards! ->

How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

Happy life -- Stop comparing yourself to others -- I am a magical unicorn FB

Let’s talk about you. ‘Cause you’re pretty amazing. (Didn’t you get the memo?) But you can’t be truly happy until you stop comparing yourself to others, so let’s push those poisonous thoughts out of your head once and for all so you can shine like the diamond you are and stop giving a flying fuck what anyone thinks of you. Ready? Everyone has flaws, so don’t beat yourself up over your own. (If you are, maybe you need a strong dose of this post first: Love Yourself For Who You Are). No-one out there is perfect and the fact that … Onwards! ->