Endings and beginnings

Our final #fiveminutefocus practice combines the skills of pausing, noticing and engaging our senses without judgement. Simply tuning in to our present moment to create greater awareness and connection to ourselves. The invitation is to find a quiet five minutes with your journal - get comfortable, take a few slow deep breaths and think about …

On reflection

As this program comes to a close, I invite you to get comfortable with your journal, take a few deep breaths and reflect on what you’ve learned over the past month about yourself. You might like to flick through any notes you’ve captured during the practices. What have your learned about yourself from this five …

2022: to be, to do

As we move into the last three practices of this December Five Minute Focus, I’m offering a few exercises to help prepare for next year. A few weeks ago we reflected on the power of intention setting in directing your energy and interest towards what you want to experience and achieve. The invitation today is …

Between the lines

To be a great coach some people might say it means having great questions up your sleeve. In reality, a great coaching experience starts with great listening. Listening to what you are thinking and feeling, to what they are saying and might be thinking and feeling, and listening to what’s happening around and between you …

Deep breath

In the UK we have the custom of going for a walk on Boxing Day. It’s a great way to clear out the cobwebs and work off any overindulgence from the day before. The next time you go out for a walk, take some time to practice mindful breathing. Tune in to your breath, concentrating …

Made you laugh

Wishing you all a calm and peaceful Christmas 🎄 Christmas Day can be tough for everyone. There are high expectations that are hard to meet. We’re blasted with social media content of people seemingly living their best lives that can trigger feelings that we’re not quite making the mark. The invitation today is to anchor …

Monotasking

We are all so overloaded these days with information and stuff that needs to be done that we rarely give anything our undivided attention. But multitasking actually increases stress and decreases productivity - some studies suggest by as much as 40%. Monotasking, or focusing on one task at a time, is not only good for …