Trust. Or not.

Trust. Or not.

Image my own. 

The Law of Attraction is a law, like gravity, which allows us to attract (co-create) the experiences we want in our lives. 'Co-create’ - as in with Life/the Universe and ourselves. 

Basically, if you want to create a new set of circumstances in your life (for example that are WAY better, more fun, loving, happy and joyful - anyone?), you can use the Law of Attraction to put this into play. 
 

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How to have powerful conversations

How to have powerful conversations

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One topic that I love to explore is that of powerful conversations. 

When we feel stuck, as though there is so much out of our control, or it feels as though someone else is making life really difficult, it can be tempting to complain it’s all about them/the job/the situation and how ‘if they would just’ act differently, our lives would be a lot easier. 

In fact, complaining may be covering up the fact that that we are fearful about communicating HOW we’re feeling and what we WANT the situation to be like because we worry that it’ll create confrontation and descend into an argument. 

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What to do when you're feeling confused and slightly crazy

What to do when you're feeling confused and slightly crazy

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We all have those days when everything just goes a bit haywire and we find ourselves in a spin. 

What do you do when you're feeling confused about what's happening and slightly crazy? 

Here's my top three practices to getting myself back on track, with perspective and feeling myself again. 

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Who is looking after your dream?

Who is looking after your dream?

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There is a horrible, inevitable ‘feeling’ you have when you keep grinding away at a job that you hate.

A ‘Will I ever get out of this?’ feeling. Of course, there is a possibility of redundancy. But if we ‘wait’ for something to change, we then realise…it’s only ourselves that is stopping us from moving forward. 

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It's a dance (on listening to your heart)

It's a dance (on listening to your heart)

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How much do you listen to your heart? 

Saying no ‘feels’ wrong sometimes. You're convinced you'll hurt someone’s feelings. You feel uncommitted. It means ending a relationship. 

And sometimes saying no is about aligning with what your instinct tells you, however crazy it 'sounds'.

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Postpone your chores, not your creativity

Postpone your chores, not your creativity

I hopped on the train to Florence yesterday to meet a new friend and fellow business owner, Nicole. We enjoyed a delicious lunch, followed by a little tub of sweet gelato sitting on the steps of the Uffizi gallery, bathing in the warm sunshine. We wandered round the city, stopping here and there to inspect this and that, relishing the classical architecture and hum of Italian voices around us. I realised how much my soul had craved this kind of love. The inspiration love. The artistic love. The enjoyment love. 

And how we often get it backwards. 

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Why being specific is important for getting what you want

Why being specific is important for getting what you want

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Remember that scene in When Harry met Sally where Harry and Sally stop off at a diner on their roadtrip to New York?

Harry says to the waitress  "I’ll have number 3 please” and then looks on amazed as Sally explains in detail her very specific order.

 

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My best habit

My best habit

The first simple habit I adopted that taught me about self-love was one that I started whilst I was in my last job. The job where I had a 2 hour daily commute, often long hours and lots of deadlines. Where I was busy and tired and for a lot of the time just fed up.

This habit was making my bed every day. 

I’d been reading Gretchen Rubin’s blog The Happiness Project (now a bestselling book) and making your bed every day was one of her suggestions. 

Yeh, I get what you’re thinking now. 

Oh it’s one of those things that ‘worked’ for her, but how could that help me? (Perhaps you already make your bed every day?)

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Why deprivation doesn't work

Why deprivation doesn't work

How’s that deprivation strategy working out for your change? 

You know, you said you're not going to do this anymore because someone's told you it's bad for you. You read the article about the effects of caffeine and you feel you 'shouldn't' eat the fatty stuff, shouldn’t have too much to drink, shouldn’t have too much ice-cream, or time on Facebook. You go without something because you spent so much money. 
 

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