How much is overwhelm costing you?

And yes, I do mean financially. How much are you spending on nutritional supplements to ease your exhaustion or treat those niggling undiagnosable symptoms that just won’t go away? Herbs to help you sleep? How about rushed purchases to make your life easier? More expensive food, clothes that seemed to offer a solution but are …

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Time to rebel!

Are you a high functioning coper, like me, hiding the fact that you’re often close to tears and not sure why? It felt to me like living on a precipice between achieving masses and it all coming tumbling down with shame, that actually I couldn’t cope – and in the end didn’t want to anymore. …

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Wow – what a difference!

Wow-what a difference! Walked around London this weekend so happy to feel well.  The more I move out of overwhelm, the more I realize what it robbed me of. I’ve never enjoyed the Christmas lights as much as this year – so happy to have the energy to walk for miles, unbothered by the crowds …

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Exhausted and Overwhelmed?

These are my three steps: Tune into and listen to your body Pay attention to what brings ease to your body In laughably tiny steps start creating a life that works better for you Step 1: Tune into and listen to your body So, your body has the information you are looking for tofeel better. …

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When walking slowly seems too fast

I’ve noticed an extraordinary amount of fungi this year. Apparently there’s been extra. So many different types – so exciting! Like a whole ‘nother world, a miniature world. I’ve been entranced. And yet I nearly stood on these guys in the photo. We were at the marvellous Westonbirt Arboretum and I was mesmerised by a …

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‘By taking steps so tiny that they seem trivial or even laughable, you’ll sail calmly past obstacles that have defeated you before.’ Robert Maurer

Quote for the week in all my classes. Letting the words wash over my students whilst they dare to lie still in the middle of the day, cosied up in blankets, resting and resetting their nervous systems. It’s from a great little book I keep coming back to called ‘The Kaizen Way – one small …

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The Shame of Burnout

There’s a lot of shame associated with my burnout. The shame of quitting a career I’d worked hard for – a rather the fact that I’d worked really hard to make myself that miserable. The shame of not being able to find a better way to cope with the demands of the job. Others seem …

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