A place for Joanne to talk about her experiences in healing and ways to make your mind work better for you.

Getting the most out of your holiday

Recently I added my two pennies’ worth to the Hayes and Jarvis Expert Guide on The Four Pillars to Get the Most Out of Your Holiday. Take a look here ~ my tips are on the Communication page of the report.

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?”

Being resourceful, creative and whole: what if we are all naturally like that?

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

How to turn a pessimist into an optimist

It’s a golden oldie in the positive psychology world, but I still swear by Dr Martin Seligman’s process on how to turn a pessimist into an optimist (check out his book Learned Optimism). The founding idea is that pessimism is escapable if you know how. Dr Seligman points out a simple causal relationship between what we think […]

What is a mindset?

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