The Universe has been screaming again at me lately, and it’s all about The Compound Effect. We all know that things get achieved by taking small steps. But how much do you really understand and implement it in your life? I’m sharing four powerful resources that really cemented it for me.
Overwhelm. We’ve all been there, right? I hit a wall like this recently in my business and it was totally crippling. I was taking on every. single. piece of advice being thrown at me. Here’s what I did to strip back and simplify, and why you might need this method too.
I started a new series on the blog back in September 2018: Wellness Words. And I’m ashamed to say this is only my second instalment after all the excitement of coming up with it! But it’s worth the wait because trust me, it’s a good one.
In the last year I have made a real conscious effort to make a better use of my mornings. Whatever your circumstances, I would argue you could try squeezing in at least one of these activities before you press the ‘ON’ button on your computer. Why not give it a go and see what difference it makes?
Evidence is so important in the wellness industry. It’s absolutely critical to building a world in which people know who to trust. So why now am I writing a blog post about ignoring the evidence? Because sometimes, belief is more important. Your essential New Year read.
One of my favourite coaches to follow online is Jen Carrington. She recently sent the questions she’ll be putting to herself to look back on 2018 and make decisions about her life and business for the New Year. I thought I’d have a go too and share my answers with you all.
Have you ever wondered if working with a coach is the right thing for you? Having started taking on coaching clients (and also hiring a coach myself!) I’ve noticed a lot of common traits amongst people ready to work in this special one-to-one way. Check my list to see if you’re ready.
The biggest reason I hear people say they ‘can’t’ eat healthily is time. But guess what? We’ve all got 24hrs in the day. We all have obligations, we all have busy jobs and some of us even have families on top of that too. Why do some people manage to find the time to eat well and nourish themselves, while you’re left struggling?
We see so many people talking about the amazing things going on in their business, when do we hear about people just doing mediocre? Celebrating an increase of any size? When do people shout from the roof tops about messing things up? So I’m here to give you 3 things that I’ve ‘failed’ at recently, in the hopes that it will encourage you to reassess your ‘failures’ and reframe them in a more positive light.
I love writing. You might have guessed if you’ve been here often enough. My blog posts are never short and even then I’ve cut them down and hacked back a lot that wasn’t necessary! Journaling should feel like a natural outlet for me, right? Wrong. So when Jennifer Cockroft sent me one of her Mindful Moments journals to trial I was intrigued. Is it something I would enjoy using? Or get anything out of? Or would I think it was a waste of time?
Stress. We all feel it from time-to-time. Or maybe it’s not so infrequent in your life. Perhaps stressed is starting to become the state you find yourself in most rather than least in your day-to-day living. Why is that? Why do we feel stressed? And how can we overcome it?
“I am enough.” It’s a powerful phrase that completely bowled over our first Reset attendees back on our June retreat. The more I thought about it, the more I realised how constantly I tell myself that I am not enough: so here’s what I’m going to do about it.
A couple of months ago I shared two new books I’d bought on my Instagram and asked my followers which one they would like me to read first and report back on. Jen Sincero’s You Are A Badass At Making Money won and I was secretly pleased. Why? Because I have issues with money. Read on to find out how this book has helped me change my mindset.
I've been working away on the content for my mini-course The Capsule Collective for the last few weeks which has had me in the kitchen a lot. Having a well-stocked kitchen with tasty ingredients aint gonna do you much good if you don't have the right utensils. So here are my top three items in the kitchen that I believe will take you to the next level when it comes to making healthy food.
A friend called me the other week asking for advice. He'd reached a point where he was considering leaving his job and wasn't sure what the next step was. He thought of me because I did the very same thing last year - I left my perfectly stable job to leap into the unknown. What advice could I give him?
Last week I talked about why I think entrepreneurs need to be healthier and shared a couple of the resources and spaces I’m creating to try and help. This week I want to share the simple things I do in my week to prioritise my health. This is a true ‘live what you give’ post from me to you!
Last year I quit my full-time job to start working for myself. Working for yourself basically means any hour the universe gives you could be used for working. Here are some things that have happened as a consequence of me becoming an entrepreneur, and they're NOT healthy...
At the beginning of the year the Health Bloggers Community (HBC) launched their Reclaim Your Day Off campaign and I was lucky enough to be at their opening event. I wanted to share the take-away points I took from the session which I thought you could all really benefit from too. I know a lot of what she said really stuck with me.
The thing with cooking is there are always alternative ingredients. So what if there were beautiful graphics to teach you what you can swap in and out to use what you've got? I will leave Ruth to explain more about how she created just that in my guest interview this week....
It’s very easy when you’ve been to a lot of health and wellbeing events to come away and think “did I actually learn anything new today?” The talks at Fresh Resolutions were really varied with a range of speakers coming from different backgrounds and with different expertise. But I noticed there were a few themes that popped up across all the talks that I wanted to share with you.
I've seen a lot of 2017 round up posts from bloggers. I've seen a lot of intentions and goal setting for 2018. Which got me thinking... What DOES work? What things did I learn in 2017 that actually stuck? If you're worried about setting goals that are going to stay with you throughout 2018, here are my best ones from 2017 that have become part of my being this year.
I think we're all in agreement that there's a lot of nutribabble out there. Knowing who to trust is something I've talked about a lot on the blog and is one of the reasons I keep writing and sharing. So infographics are my total saviour, because they turn sometimes quite complicated principles, into something I can actually visualise! Here are my top 5 which really help explain complex or confusing topics in the world of nutrition.
I recently got back from a whirlwind tour with work which saw me in Germany for two days. We ended up working in a venue in the middle of an industrial estate which meant nothing. to. eat. So I've put together a vital list of 5 snacking ideas for travel emergencies - for you and me both.
It's far too easy these days to rely on Google for answers. But you cannot guarantee that the results you find on the first page are actually authored by people who are qualified to answer your query. So I took a course run by the highly regarded Monash University through Future Learn called Food As Medicine. Here are a few things I discovered.
My next Flourishing Entrepreneur is Rachel Graham, Nutritional Therapist and Medicinal Chef. I’ll let her tell you more about the way she multi-hyphens and how her self-employed mindset from the age of 21 helps her keep taking action in her wellness business.
I’ve got a gorgeous Wimbledon-friendly recipe for you as we hit summer! Kristie from Freya’s Nourishment has kindly shared this incredible strawberry raw cheesecake which you can whip up with simple ingredients and enjoy while the tennis is on.
I’m so excited to introduce one my clients Samantha Couzens to you for this week’s Flourishing Entrepreneurs interview. Samantha is starting out on her entrepreneurial journey as a food photographer and stylist, all started from her blog Spoonful of Happy.
I’ve been loving this quick and easy go-to breakfast lately which I can batch-make on a Sunday evening so I’m set for the week. I’m going rogue with this recipe and not putting measurements on. Shock horror! Will you give it a go?
This week’s Flourishing Entrepreneur is someone I’ve met through the internet, not only online but also in real life. Considering she lives is Australia I find this pretty amazing! Find out about Kristie’s journey to creating Freya’s Nourishment, her range of beautiful natural products.
When it became clear me and David were going to be spending a lot of time together I realised I was going to have to find a way to eat how I want, but also find a way that worked for him too. Here are the tips I can share with you that have helped me continue to eat healthily, when he isn’t so keen.
This week’s Flourishing Entrepreneurs interview is with Nichola Flood, aka The Queen of Health. Nichola shows what is possible when it comes to really embodying the change you want others to achieve. Nichola’s transformation is what inspires her clients and getting her journey out into the world is what attracts people to her.
I think I’ve mentioned before that I am self-styled Queen of Dips amongst my friends and family. Butter beans make for a really lovely light, fluffy dip when they’re whizzed up, and take on flavours really well from other ingredients.
This week’s Flourishing Entrepreneurs interview is with coach Nick Quinton from Elemental Health. So much of what Nick and I do is very similar: we’re both helping entrepreneurs work to the best of their potential through a focus on health and mindset. Find out more about his journey and how he stays healthy.