The two bad habits making me crazy

Lately I’ve started recognising two bad habits of mine and the havoc they’re creating in my life. I suspect many busy (overachieving? perfectionist?) women share these little behavioural blips so I’m dragging them out into the light in the hope we can get over them together. Bad habit 1: Bringing every task I have to do ...

6 ways you could be creating your own chaos

Have you ever rushed through your day only to realise there was actually no real hurry? Have you ever worried about what you’d said to a friend only to discover they’d never given it another thought? Have you ever built yourself up into a stressful frenzy only to find that everything worked out perfectly and far better ...

10 things I know about finding calm among the chaos

(This first appeared over at Champagne Cartel, an amazing online space for working mums who just want time out to think about themselves sometimes.) We all know stress is not our friend. It can wreck our reproductive and nervous systems and make us sick. We also know that showing up calmer with our kids, at work, in our ...

Two mindfulness tricks for managing the morning rush

You know the story. You probably live it every day. Your alarm goes off, your heart rate rises even before your feet have hit the floor. It’s a weekday morning, which means rush and bustle and stress (and sometimes tears!). The mental ‘to do’ list is running circuits in your mind, screaming out the things ...