Becoming Our Own-Best-Friend-Self

Becoming Our Own-Best-Friend-Self

  How supportive of yourself are you? Does your inner-critic sometimes often get a bit too harsh? Yes, mine too. Despite the work that I do, I always have to be on the look out for when I’m being my own-worst-enemy and getting in my own way in life. It’s an...

Pace Yourself

Pace Yourself

One thing is for sure, and that is that we will all need to emerge from the pandemic at our own pace and in our own way. I've been working with many people from all walks of life throughout the pandemic and it's particularly obvious to me just how differently people...

Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go!

As the first stages of the roadmap out of lockdown in the UK will soon be underway, we have no doubt all looked ahead at the things we can’t wait to do, and the people we can’t wait to see and hug.   This last year has really highlighted all the things we’ve...

Take A Deep Breath Podcast

Take A Deep Breath Podcast

I recently enjoyed a great chat with Mike from the Take A Deep Breath Podcast. We talk all things mindset and breathing. Check it out here ⬇️   Take A Deep Breath offers a huge variety of Breathing Exercises for Health, Relaxation & Motivation so I highly...

From Lockdown, With Love 💕

From Lockdown, With Love 💕

Even in ‘normal' years, with less daylight hours, winter can be a time to honour your energy levels and switch from the higher energy activities of the summer months into a more reflective phase.    This winter feels quite different though doesn’t it. COVID-19...

We Made It To The End Of 2020…..But What Now?

We Made It To The End Of 2020…..But What Now?

2020 was a year and a half wasn’t it. Our entire world, along with all our lives, have been completely tipped upside down and turned inside out. So much has been disrupted, shattered, and unnerved; all whilst so much has felt stuck, held back and suspended in...

One Of The Gifts Of 2020

One Of The Gifts Of 2020

As we move into December and draw towards Christmas and the end of 2020, it’s hard to comprehend the year we have had. So much has happened and whilst we’ve been contained within our own houses and lives, the year has, on many levels, gone by in a blur.   You are...

Top Tips For Moving Into Lockdown Again

Top Tips For Moving Into Lockdown Again

How are you feeling as we move into lockdown for the second time? I sense that people are in a very different place to the first one. Some people felt that they navigated the first lockdown well and, whilst still saddened and concerned by the second one, feel equipped...

Sometimes, Life Invites a Pause…

Sometimes, Life Invites a Pause…

The question is, what do we notice when it does?   Whether it comes about through choice or through the external world creating one for us, it arrives into our life….if we notice it. The definition of a ‘pause’ is a temporary stop in action or speech. I would add...

Life Review….Where Have You Been & Where Are You Going?

Life Review….Where Have You Been & Where Are You Going?

More importantly….Who have you been & who are you becoming?   I don’t know about you, but for many, myself included, this year has prompted a dig-deep life review. It’s prompted a real understanding of all that’s important to us, and if we didn’t know that...

Your Freedom To Choose

Your Freedom To Choose

‘Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.’ Viktor E. Frankl   If you haven’t read Viktor Frankl's book, Man’s Search For Meaning, then I...

Managing Your Internal State Amidst Uncertainty

Managing Your Internal State Amidst Uncertainty

I have been talking about managing our internal state for some time now. (you can read my latest post on that here https://www.louiselloyd.life/the-wake-up-call-of-throwing-up/ ) Now, more than ever, learning to manage your internal state will help you to navigate the...

Coronavirus – Your Choice Matters More Than Ever

Coronavirus – Your Choice Matters More Than Ever

I have been talking about managing our internal state for some time now. (you can read my latest post on that here https://www.louiselloyd.life/the-wake-up-call-of-throwing-up/ ) Now, more than ever is a wonderful opportunity to notice what your internal state is....

The Wake-Up Call Of Throwing Up

The Wake-Up Call Of Throwing Up

Every now and then life helps us to step back from routine and review things. I had such help a few weeks ago when I picked up a stomach bug that pretty much emptied my entire system out at every level for several days. It totally wiped me out and as a result, gave me...

Is It Time You Hacked Your Stress?

Is It Time You Hacked Your Stress?

One of the reasons I feel so passionate about helping people to reduce their stress is because I know that when we are stressed we become people that we don't want to be. We can become short-tempered, impatient, judgemental, closed off, anxious, and depressed. We can...

New Year – True Commitment To A New Way Of Life?

New Year – True Commitment To A New Way Of Life?

Yesterday I heard that a friend of a close friend had a heart attack on New Year’s Day and died. He had apparently complained of what he thought was indigestion, and let’s be honest many of us might over the festive period. He went upstairs to get something, and he...

How To Have An Abundant Wealth & Success Mindset

How To Have An Abundant Wealth & Success Mindset

After seeing the heart-warming and super successful Immanuel Ezekiel recently on Channel 5's Rich House Poor House, I knew he had wisdom that I wanted to find out more about. So I googled him, like you do, and I found his book, The 6 Steps To Financial Freedom - How...

Let’s Talk Menopause with Ruth Devlin.

Let’s Talk Menopause with Ruth Devlin.

Menopause is a growing topic in the workplace, especially as so many of the women going through it find themselves working full-time with both kids and parents to look after. In this month's podcast, I chat about all things menopause with registered nurse, Ruth...

Calling Out Your Own-Worse-Enemy-Self

Calling Out Your Own-Worse-Enemy-Self

I have some exciting news for you! I am working with a fantastic publishing team (nod to Alison Jones and her amazing team at Practical Inspiration Publishing, who I can't recommend highly enough to any of you aspiring authors) on my first book! It's called...

Courage, Confidence, and Imposter Syndrome.

Courage, Confidence, and Imposter Syndrome.

In my latest podcast I had the pleasure of chatting all things courage, confidence, and Imposter Phenomenon with expert Kate Atkin. Many people feel self-doubt at times and we chat about how a bit of self-doubt is a good thing, as well as being normal, but why that’s...

Making Stress Useful And Wellbeing In The Workplace

Making Stress Useful And Wellbeing In The Workplace

How is your September going? Are you feeling a positive shift in energy with things starting to move forwards in your life? Or are you feeling stuck or stressed? Maybe a mix of both?!   Well for those of you feeling a bit stressed, stuck, or a bit unnerved by an...

Inviting The Release Of Stress And Tension!

Inviting The Release Of Stress And Tension!

I hope you have had some time to enjoy the warm weather over the summer. Maybe some time to relax and unwind? The summer months often invite us to take the foot off the gas a bit and offer the opportunity to relax. It can allow the space to release some of the...

The Inspired Zone Podcast!

The Inspired Zone Podcast!

I am delighted to launch my new monthly podcast, The Inspired Zone Podcast!  Each month I will be joined by an expert to have a chat about all things wellbeing, stress management, and mindset. In this months podcast, I am joined by the inspiring Adele Stickland. Adele...

Do What You Can

Do What You Can

Do what you can, with what you have, and where you are. That’s it. No more, no less. Those wise words from Theodore Roosevelt sum up the essence of mindfulness in practical terms. I often think of this as being one of the benefits of being truly present in the moment....

The Surrender Experiment

The Surrender Experiment

I am reading a great book at the moment called 'The Surrender Experiment' by Michael Singer. I first came across Michael's work in a book he wrote called 'The Untethered Soul' which covers the incessant amount of inner mental chatter that goes on in our minds and in...

Are You Choosing Peace Or Stress?

Are You Choosing Peace Or Stress?

I know that sounds like a stupid question in that nobody would choose stress, right? And I am sure consciously nobody would, but ironically people add to their stresses all of the time by the choices they make.   Just to be clear, I am not talking about positive...

It’s Good To Talk…..But…..

It’s Good To Talk…..But…..

I had a lot of conversations with a lot of people during last week’s Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) and as a result a few things mulled through my mind. It’s funny how things you already sort of know in life some how get the spot light on them and as a result you...

Top Tips To Maintain Your Mental Wellbeing

Top Tips To Maintain Your Mental Wellbeing

Given that it's Mental Health Awareness Week I thought I would share a few top tips to keep your mental health in tip top shape.   #Tip 1 is what I call the 'Single Breath Practice'    Simply take a deep conscious breath as often as you can throughout the...

Sleep – Are You Getting Enough?

Sleep – Are You Getting Enough?

For the last few months I have been doing  A LOT of reading and research on sleep. Given that it is a big topic on any of the wellbeing sessions I run I wanted to know more about why sleep is such a big deal.   Now I have to make a confession..... before I did...

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