What is Resilience?

I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, no one told me that life would be easy. And it certainly isn’t! Life is full of challenges both big and small, and every day we seem to come up with new challenges to deal with.  It can feel never ending, can’t it? Those…

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How Halloween can teach us to be mindful

Halloween is a fun and spooky time of year. Where horror films and thrillers are the go-to for adults while children are playing trick or treat, trying to make others jump and over-indulging on sweets and chocolate (ok, maybe the adults are overindulging too!) Halloween is all about being scared. Scared by ghosts and things…

Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

Do you practice gratitude, are you regularly grateful for the things you have and what people do for you? We can often take things for granted and only appreciate them when they are gone. For example if we break a bone we suddenly appreciate how fortunate we are when we are able to move easily,…

Yoga: the quick-fix stress relief we’ve all been looking for?

Does anybody notice the calm and contented feeling we get after a good old yoga session? Ever wondered what the reason behind this is? It goes without saying that the tasks and challenges of everyday life can prove a little bit stressful. In fact, it has been found that almost half a million people in…

Benefits of Mindfulness in the Workplace

As the nurturing of our mental health becomes a more spoken-about issue in today’s society, some have turned to the practice of mindfulness as a way of finding peace in a hectic world. However, most of us are completely unaware of this process and how it can be such a benefit in day-to-day life. Studies…

Dispelling the myths

When you hear the word meditation, what do you think? Do you associate the act with reduced stress levels, greater happiness and inner peace, or do you simply dismiss it as a load of old hippy rubbish? Of course, there is a certain stereotype which comes with the act of meditation and mindfulness, and here…

Sport and Business – Matching Mindsets

As someone who is passionate about gender equality, I was really looking forward to the ‘This Girl Can’ event at Derby’s 3aaa County Cricket Ground. Sally Gunnell OBE was the keynote speaker for this event and she shared with us that, she believes, that on the day she won her Olympic Gold Medal it was…

Resilience

Resilience is a person’s ability to cope with adversity and stress. Everyone experiences setbacks and challenges from time to time. Sometimes, they’re hard to cope with. The ability to recover from setbacks and adapt to change is an essential skill within life, your career and your business. You need to have the right mind-set to…

Getting MindFit with mindfulness

Do you wrestle with your thoughts as you lie in bed at night? You’re desperately trying to get to sleep but you can’t seem to quieten your mind, and then you start worrying about how tired you’re going to be in the morning! So much of our lives is taken up with stress and exhaustion…

MindFit For Meetings

Let’s talk about meetings. You might think that’s a boring thing to be blogging about but I actually find them fascinating! It is possible to have a fun and creative meeting that actually produces results but you have to know how to manage them effectively. How many times have you sat in a meeting, knowing…

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