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 before...

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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!

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, 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

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?

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…..

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

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 day to...

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 all...

April – Stress Awareness Into Action

April may well be Stress Awareness Month and I would like to suggest that it could easily be a month of action too. Noticing stress is a good start, doing something about it is even better.   Here are my top 12 tips:   Try to address what’s causing the stress.  Whilst...

YOU Are The Magic Wand!

The tips and tools that I offer in wellbeing sessions are very simple and don’t take much effort to put into practice. They are so simple that some people make the mistake of thinking that they are too simple for them because ‘their problems are way bigger than these...

Wow! The Winds Of Change Blow Through…

I don’t know about you but I have sensed that this strong wind has intentionally been blowing through us to upend everything that is stuck but needs unsticking. It blows away all that doesn’t have the appropriate roots to stop it growing further. It blasts away that...

Living Life By Your Values

It seems that last week’s post Do You Value Yourself? (here if you missed it https://www.louiselloyd.life/do-you-value-yourself/ ) resonated with a lot of you. Good. I am glad it did because we should all value ourselves….and each other. This week I want to ponder...

Do You Value Yourself?

When I am delivering sessions on well-being I come across a lot of people who put themselves at the bottom of the pile. Not intentionally, but mostly because they put other people and situations above themselves. On first reflection this might mean that they are kind,...

Keep going….you’ve got this!

It’s the small, often subtle steps that we take on a daily basis that lead to the sort of substantial change that seems to suddenly appear as if from nowhere. So often we give up on things right at the point that they are just about to appear - like in all good films...

The Lure Of Overthinking

Every now and then I fall for it. I get swept into existing in life outside of the now. My focus, my thoughts and my energy get drawn into living in the past and future. Not in a productive way, of the bare minimum time needed to be spent there to be able to learn...

7 Days To Less Stress

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