2017: The zen of January

It’s that time of year when everyone is making their new year resolutions, or proclaiming how they won’t be or don’t believe in making new year resolutions – and it can get a bit sanctimonious on both sides! So how about this?

Money mindset: what if abundance comes first?

A couple of years ago, I spent some time reading A Source of Miracles, by Kathleen McGowan, and I found her take on abundance very interesting. The part of her question that arrested my attention was “what if abundance came first and deserving second?”

What if we are all naturally resourceful, creative and whole?

When I was training as a coach, we were invited to see our clients as naturally resourceful, creative and whole. Whatever the client might feel, whatever evidence of stuckness, we were to regard the person as whole; as capable of finding their own solution; as endlessly creative and able to generate new possibilities and thinking.

Suffering a dose of pessimism? Want to learn to be more optimistic?

It’s a golden oldie in the positive psychology world, but I still swear by Dr Martin Seligman’s process for learning to think optimistically (check out his book Learned Optimism). The founding idea is that pessimism is escapable if you know how.

What’s in a mindset?

Mindset is one of those terms that people bandy about but what actually is it and why should we care? A mindset is an established set of attitudes. Or: A fxed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person’s responses to and interpretations of situations.

A Simple Yoga Sequence For Beginners

Begin by resting in this position for 5 minutes. Lie down on your back with knees bent, feet close to your buttocks.