Essential oils – can scent positively impact your mood?

I’ve been loving learning about essential oils and aromatherapy recently, so I decided it was time to share my current understanding and discoveries as I dip my toe into this practice. I was first introduced to essential oils when I was a teenager and often had difficulty sleeping. Mum gave me my own little lavender roller ball which I rubbed onto my wrists and behind my ears before bedtime. I didn’t really think a whole lot more about this until more recently when I experienced it being used in yoga classes and diffused within different studios. I decided I wanted…
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The Joyful Practice is now OPEN

So today marks a very special day. The opening of my own Life Coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming Practice which has been approaching a year in the making! If you’ve followed my social channels or my blog for some time, then you’ll know I’ve been studying for two Diplomas and taking on practice clients whilst I learn, develop and grow as a Practitioner. This hasn’t been easy with a full time job but every ounce of energy and time is 100% worth it when it means I can continue to support and help people.   The Joyful Practice is a…
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Redefining your work / rest relationship

In today’s fast paced society we often see the need for rest as a weakness or something that comes with a healthy dose of guilt if taken in lengthier quantities. Those who work long hours and rest little, are often given the virtuous label of ‘passionate’ – an unrealistic bench mark for those that do care, but also care about the other aspects of their lives and their wellbeing. If working long hours at an intense level works for you then GREAT, but for many people, getting in real, quality rest outside of work is really important. Finding the time…
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Liking Lately – the little joys

The last month has been a real test of all those little self care priorities and acts of kindness I talk about on this blog so regularly. It REALLY got busy for me and whilst I felt that well known pull to throw some form of hissy fit about how much I had to do, how much pressure I felt and how I would remain sane through it all, I some how managed to rationally talk myself into remaining grounded and mindful. This is huge for me! I’ve just returned from a week on holiday and oh boy was that…
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10 TED talks that will change the way you think

One of the best things you can do if you’re stuck in a rut and want to establish some change, is to get a nice healthy does of inspiration. This can come in many forms but one of the ways I’ve supported my growth as an individual, is to engage in free learning which helps to challenge and change the way I think. I’ve pulled together my favourite Ted Talks from some of the leading professionals in their fields – Psychiatrists, Research Professors and Writers.   Click the links to watch the talks and let me know your favourites!  …
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