Posts by Lark Ismail

Yeah! It’s Blue Monday

Despite today being labelled as Blue Monday, there’s no reason to be feeling down on this or any other day. The sun is shining, the sky is blue. A lovely change from the rain and wind over the last few weeks. After a flurry of snow at the weekend, the day’s are getting longer and…

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Are you good busy or bad busy?

One of the first things I frequently hear from clients, when we check-in at the beginning of a session, is they’re busy.  I ask whether it’s ‘good busy’ or ‘bad busy’?  “What’s the difference?” they ask. It’s usually pretty easy to tell, from the tone of their voice and what comes next. Often we can…

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How to Survive Christmas

Christmas can be stressful – particularly with all the added pressure that gets piled on at this time of year. You’ve fought your way through the crowds of Christmas shoppers to grab the best bargains and stressed over the size of the gifts and whether you have enough. Families who rarely speak to each other…

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Are you up for a challenge?

What is it about October – it’s the month for giving things up. Stoptober – the NHS encourage you to become a non-smoker. Go Sober – to go alcohol-free for a month for Macmillan Cancer. All great reasons to change a bad habit. Perhaps after the Summer holidays people come back with a new perspective…

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Start Your Day With A Morning Routine

Whether it’s a daily ritual of your morning tea or coffee, reading the papers, meditation or a morning run, how you start your day is important. A good morning routine will help you to be more organised, more productive and more focused for the rest of the day. Here are a few ideas to get…

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What makes you happy?

It’s the International Day of Happiness – so how happy are you and what makes you happy. The sun has come out – that makes me happy. A lovely bunch of flowers – freshly delivered or picked from the garden – that makes me happy. Chocolate (good quality) – that always makes me happy. Watching…

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