Mind Jolts

THE FREEDOM DAY MYTH!

THE FREEDOM DAY MYTH!

Hurrah For Freedom Day!!!! Errrrmmmmmm…. After much drum banging, chest beating, whistle blowing and running pantless through the streets of London with his blond locks flowing in the wind, Boris brings us Freedom Day! Yay. A moment to celebrate, party, snog strangers...

PREMATURE EMATCHULATION…

PREMATURE EMATCHULATION…

I'm wondering....I'm just curious....and perhaps slightly on edge...this post might divide people and that is not my intention. I sense a whiff of Premature EMATCHulation - 'It's coming home' - for many people, it's as if it has already 'come'. The excitement and...

REDISCOVERING THE LOST BOY

REDISCOVERING THE LOST BOY

As a 14 year old adolescent, I never quite understood where I fitted in. Yeah, I’d play dead arm games (and would often be crowned the winner) as it was my way of showing how tough I could be. I learnt that the manliness badge was bestowed on those who could muster up...

THE MISSING ART OF LOVING YOURSELF

THE MISSING ART OF LOVING YOURSELF

It’s a curious thing…We often tend to go out of our way to make a fuss over other people. We might throw our arms around them and greet them with love and warmth. We give effort to taking care of them. We work to communicate with clarity. We offer them a place to go...

THERE IS NO LIFE MANUAL

THERE IS NO LIFE MANUAL

I’ve literally hunted high and low. I seem to have misplaced the handbook. The instructions. The guide. You know what I mean, that book you are given soon after you are born. The one which details how to navigate life. I must have been given it at some point, right?...

THE HARSH TRUTH ABOUT BOUNDARIES

THE HARSH TRUTH ABOUT BOUNDARIES

Like it has been and, probably still is, for many of you, life has felt full and occasionally overflowing. I keep having this image and dream pop up of a bath where the water is pouring over the top and I cannot turn the taps off. Jeez, it fires off my anxiety. I have...

WHAT ARE YOU NOT SEEING?!

WHAT ARE YOU NOT SEEING?!

Our household was a little chaotic this morning; window cleaner (the dog wants to eat him!), prepping for an early work call, trying to tread lightly around the house (Sleeping Beauty Teenager) and Timmy the Door Trimmer (the dog wants to eat him too!). Timmy is a...

LARGE FRIES WITH YOUR BIG MAC MCMINDFULNESS BURGER?!

LARGE FRIES WITH YOUR BIG MAC MCMINDFULNESS BURGER?!

Who doesn't love a bit of junk food, huh? Whilst I eat a plant based diet, so give a wide berth to Big Mac's, I'm a sucker for a crisps, chocolate, chips and a Big Coke. That combination of salt and sugar slips down a treat. My taste buds tingle. My tummy feels full...

THE HIDDEN COST OF A TOXIC CULTURE

THE HIDDEN COST OF A TOXIC CULTURE

Emily looked up from her desk. She could barely see more than a few feet in front of her through the gloopy wafts of smoke. The back of her throat felt burnt. The taste was foul. Each breath took more effort than the last.  As she looked around, she was just able...

THE BLUE MONDAY BULLSHIT BONANZA

THE BLUE MONDAY BULLSHIT BONANZA

It's Blue Monday today. The day where you will undoubtedly feel depressed and sad. Because it's Blue. And....it's a Monday. And because it's cold outside. Unless you live in the Mediterranean. In which case, you might feel happy. Because it's warm. And not actually...