Easy Plastic Free Swaps You Can Make Today — Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

Happy Earth Day! I’ve been recently on the journey to becoming more sustainable. In no means am I perfect & in all honestly, I don’t think I’ll ever be 100% sustainable but I have found a few easy swaps that have gotten me started down the road of living more Earth conscious. Here are a […]

Easy Plastic Free Swaps You Can Make Today — Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

Why is Change so Hard?

Find Your Middle Ground

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It comes up in many conversations. We struggle with how things are, and what to do to bring about what we want in life. We ask ourselves “Why is change so hard?”

What a great coaching question. And one I will elaborate here in this re-post.

Three things come to my mind that are supported by scientific research:

  • We are hard wired to be in our comfort zone. It’s for human survival … and reinforced by how we deal with difficult emotions growing up. We react to the stressors with a fight, flight, or freeze response, then act out learned behaviors that we think will take away the discomfort and fear. Those behaviors often keep us stuck and in a cycle of disappointment and feeling like a failure.
  • In some circumstances we may fail to see change happening already around us. Our own conditioning…

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How To Start A Self-care Routine…

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I hope you are all having a lovely week so far!

How are you all doing? Have you taken time to focus on self-care? If so, comment below and let me know your self-care secrets!!

Today’s post is about that all important self-care routine!! Who has a routine in place already?

First things first, I want to start this post off by reminding you all that self-care is NOT selfish. Let’s say it again…. Self-care is NOT selfish! Nor is it a waste of time – it’s a very important part of our lives and something we need to focus more on. Let’s go back to basics and let’s ask ourselves a really simple question- on a scale of 1-10 how is your mental health? How is your physical health? How is your emotional health?

It doesn’t matter if you answered really…

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Leadership and Sir Ernest Shackleton — Workplace Navigator

Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance ship was found in Antarctica this week after sitting at the bottom of the Weddell Sea for 107 years. I wrote this piece in 2013 after I read Alfred Lansing’s book called “Endurance.” It’s my most popular post and I felt it was timely to bring to light once again, Shackleton’s incredible […]

Leadership and Sir Ernest Shackleton — Workplace Navigator

Ayurveda & Mental Health – Amy Collett

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope you’re all having a brilliant start to the weekend!

How can we help find the balance between our mind, body & spirit? What is Ayurveda & how can it help our Mental Health? We’ll be taking a look at the answers to these questions & more in today’s guest blog!!

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The Meaning of Yin and Yang — Pointless Overthinking

Night and day. Light and darkness. Masculine and Feminine. Chaos and order. Life is comprised of a series of interconnected opposing forces. Everything that exists has an opposite, just as there is always two sides to the same coin. Although we are inclined to seek pleasure without pain or cling onto the ‘good’ while banishing…

The Meaning of Yin and Yang — Pointless Overthinking

The Wisdom of Being Wrong — Pointless Overthinking

If only things were that simple. If only events could be packaged into neat containers of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ or ‘good’ and ‘evil’. Despite our proclivities towards binary and dualistic thinking, life is a whole lot messier. Many circumstances are morally ambiguous and uncertain. Being in this metaphorical ‘grey’ area of not knowing can be…

The Wisdom of Being Wrong — Pointless Overthinking

Random Acts of Kindness

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope you’re all having a good day!!

Random acts of kindness are contagious, wouldn’t you agree? I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of kindness, and as we haven’t really covered it for a while on the page, we are going to be taking a look at it in today’s blog!!

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My Happy Disposition – Will Temple

Good afternoon everybody,

I hope you’re all having a great day!

I think of myself as quite a happy person even in the toughest of situations. I find that this way of dealing with both the events going on around you and your emotions are for me the best. This is something that I like to refer to as “My Happy Disposition”, and is going to be what we are going to be exploring in today’s blog!

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The Importance of Sleep – Isha Patel

Sleep – is something that we all need, but do we all get enough of it? What happens to us if we do not get as much sleep as we need? We are going to be taking a look at the above questions & more in today’s blog, so let’s get into it!

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How To Adjust To New Seasons Of Life — Olivia Lucie Blake

I remember the first time I heard someone use the phrase new seasons of life. And I really loved how it sounded. Whenever I go through new changes or circumstances in life, I often now refer to them as new seasons of life. And recently I went through one myself. Often they are hard to…

How To Adjust To New Seasons Of Life — Olivia Lucie Blake

Time to Talk Day 2022

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope you’ve all had a great start to the day!

Time to Talk Day 2022 fell last Thursday, on the 3rd February 2022, and what s truly special day it is in the Mental Health Calendar!! Time To Talk Day is a national celebration that falls very close to my heart, so we are going to be taking a bit of a closer look at the national holiday in today’s blog!

Let’s get cracking!

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The Flow of Life: The Wisdom of Wu Wei — Pointless Overthinking

Why is it that we spend so much time and effort pursuing goals and desires that go against our natural intuitions and inclinations? Motivated by the longing for external praise and validation, we chase lofty ambitions which ultimately feel inauthentic and unnatural. This is akin to trying to swim against rather than with the flow…

The Flow of Life: The Wisdom of Wu Wei — Pointless Overthinking

Returning to University – Isha Patel

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope you all are keeping well & I wish you a very Happy New Year!

Returning to university after a well-deserved festive break can seem like a daunting experience at first, but don’t you worry, we’ve got some advice & some tips to help you get back in the swing of student life for 2022!

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