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where did our ambitions go?

When we’re in the hamster wheel, our lives can feel somewhat restricted. We’re exhausted, yet don’t feel like we’re actually moving towards anything. We keep going but are stuck in the same place. Our head is full of the small stuff that needs our attention, and we have no headspace to think about the bigger …

hear that?

Hear that? That’s the sound of another Friday rushing past! As many others, I am struck by the speed of 2021 passing by. It’s almost September! How did that happen?! The other thing that I am finding slightly unsettling is when I consider what I have to show for this year so far. I had …

nostalgia or gold?

At the weekend, I visited the Turner Contemporary and came across this piece by Ellen Harvey, which I loved! “Harvey is interested in the value judgements we make about these two frames, the powerful draw of nostalgia, and how our “memories can often be artificially positive or gilded” “. So often we are pulled into …

what’s weighing you down?

When we think about having too much clutter, we think of the obvious: the stuff in the spare room or the garage, the overflowing bookshelves or wardrobes… But we have a whole inner world of clutter too that can get in our way: our negative talk, our unhelpful beliefs, some tricky emotions. Noticing all the …

swingin’ it!

When’s the last time you had some silly fun? Slowly but surely, as we grow older, the idea of playing gets beaten out of us as we juggle the stresses of our day to day lives. Play however is an important activity for our happiness, creativity and overall well-being. So see if you can de-clutter …

I need my space

Does this feel familiar? Sometimes, we just need some space. Space from others, space from work, space to think, space to reflect, space to breathe, space to plan, space to play. Sometimes we just want to de-clutter everything and everyone around us and get away for a while. What clutter is in your way right …

turning down the volume

So what cluttered me this week? Yep, it was my inner chatter. Being self-employed means that I can be the master of my diary – at least most of the time. And this week I wanted to spend some time with books rather than the computer. My familiar inner critical voice kicked in straight away: …

setting new expectations

Something odd has been happening to me lately. As more businesses have been opening up again and our lives have started becoming busier, I have had a few days recently which could be described as “pre-covid normal” in terms of activity. Except that I have begun to notice a pattern: those days have left me …

de-clutter your inner critic

Aren’t we good at being hard on ourselves? Depending on our nature, this can be a useful tool, a powerful drive to help us follow our goals and push ourselves to greater achievements. But it can also be counter-productive, by being an unhelpful constant negative voice in our head, ready to undermine us and minimize …

de-clutter your assumptions

Every day, going about our business, interacting with colleagues or friends, listening and feeding our inner dialog, we navigate our view of the world. And this view is based on a multitude of assumptions that we constantly make. What if we stopped, paused, and wondered if perhaps things were not as we thought they were? …