A mini-voyage through the 7 C’s to stay cool, calm and connected this Christmas!

COMMUNICATE – not doing so can cause so many misunderstandings and upsets at this time of year.  When you’re feeling overwrought – ask for help – you’ll be amazed at how many people are on standby just waiting to be asked. Trust in the goodwill of humankind and if you’re feeling lonely – reach out. CLARITY – in the lead up to Christmas, particularly if you’ve taken on the role of family organiser – it is easy to get muddled and befuddled. Take some time out for YOU every day – meditate, go for a walk in nature, have a good soak in the bath. When we take time to care for ourselves, we build up our reserves to take…

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Fear is Fake News

Are you living your midlife in a state of constant gnawing anxiety that’s stopping you from functioning properly and affecting your health and relationships?  Well, what if I were to tell you that feeling fearful is a good thing? And quite normal too. And no, you’re not a coward for admitting that you are – the first step to overcoming your fearful state is to face the why’s… MIDLIFE CHANGES CAN TRIGGER FEAR The thing with midlife, is that all these major “out of our comfort zone changes”, seem to happen all at once – children flying the nest, separations/divorces, changes or loss of job, having to take on the responsibility of looking after an elderly parent… And change, any…

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A laugh a day keeps that Christmas stress at bay!

Well we´re half-way there! Only 13 days till Christmas Day! My advice if you´re panicking? Give yourself and those around you the best anti-stress medicine of all – a daily dose of laughter! As I recounted in my daily “Xmas Zen Zap” video this morning – I was reminded of the importance of laughter as the ultimate Christmas stress-buster – when I woke up and promptly closed my eyes again at the thought of how despite being delighted that both my boys are now home for the Christmas break, the social events I can’t or don’t want to get out of are piling up, in tandem with my piles of ironing, etc, etc.  And while surfing on that monumental wave…

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