High Five - July 05, 2019

Here is your weekly Friday High Five! I hope you have had an awesome week so far and are looking forward to a great weekend! Here is list of what I’ve been enjoying or pondering on in the last week.

What I’m reading and re-reading — 

Originals by Adam Grant.

Personally recommended to me by Ajit Nawalkha, Co-Founder of MindValley.  It is a book about nonconformists so is a perfect read for me. DId you know my key ring says ‘rebel youth?’

The...

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The Hairbrush

I bought this hair brush in Boots, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow about 25 years ago. At that time it cost me about £6. And it is still here going strong. What does this have to do with you and your ability to flourish and thrive? 

THIS post is about how people often take care of inanimate objects more than they take care of themselves. But with a little attention it is easy to take care of yourself in a way that you are experiencing joy, and feeling fully alive, and engaged with...

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My Teachers - A Baby Girl

(EDIT - I was inspired to write this today as it’s the 15th anniversary of my daughter’s birth and in many ways she was, and still remains, my biggest teacher).

My daughter was my teacher even before she was born. While I was pregnant I learned to be patient, that I couldn’t drink coffee, or have fresh orange juice with fried eggs for breakfast without being sick. 

She also taught me that my hippie desire not to take medication unnecessarily could was right. I had...

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One Day at a Time #1 - Breathe

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No matter how much money you have, no matter how much time you have, no matter how free you feel there will still be times in your life when you are triggered. 

This post is all about how taking a moment to stop and breathe can give you the power to live life one day at a time. 

Whilst the advice is not aimed at people who are struggling with life in a way that may require therapy, counselling, or a support that a post like this cannot provide, it will still be of use when you read...

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This is ME. Who are YOU?

As Donna Summer and Barbara Streisand once said ‘enough is enough,’ 'no more tears.'

Right now I am both annoyed with myself, and a little relieved. 

I have spent almost 50 years of my life trying to be ‘normal,’ be a people pleaser, prioritise others over me, be like others, copy others, listen to others advice and comments, and not do the thing that my core was yelling at me to do. 

I have no idea what sparked the change but something has happened...

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What To Do If You Have Lost Your Focus

 

This is a really important topic. So many of us get distracted in life and we end up following our thoughts in the moment, and it's challenging to regain your focus and get back on track again. Allowing you to focus on what you should be doing pro-actively, rather than just reacting to things that are happening.

When we feel that we have momentum in our lives and something comes along that breaks our focus can be devastating. Getting back on track can be very hard, required real effort...

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What To Do When You Have More Month Than Money

 

Managing our finances is a critical skill. Many times we come up against the old saying "Too much month at the end of the money". It's rarely the other way around!

Many people get to this point and aren't sure about what to do about it or how to cope with it. Obviously, not having enough money leads to so many problems. It's stressful and can cause a domino effect on other parts and people in our lives.

I know what this situation is like. I've been there. We all have had financial...

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