The Importance of Finding Clarity

Being clear about what you want is the basis for all your plans. When you do what you love instead of what you think you should do, you do it differently AND with bigger impact! This self-study course only takes 10 minutes a day and costs less than a meal for 2. Can you afford to miss out on your dreams?

FINDING CLARITY

SELF-STUDY COURSE JUST £39.00 £19.00 + VAT ENROL

When you find clarity you know what you want. You can set clear goals and create more impact.

“. . . empirical research has repeatedly shown that striving toward self-concordant goals strengthens the link between goal progress and well-being”
Bettina Wiese, University of Zurich

When you are following your dreams, not only are you happier, you are more motivated and ultimately more successful. Finding Clarity is a FUN online resource designed to help you gain momentum and results in your business and/or personal life.

Sometimes we have to slow down to speed up. DOWNLOAD the free Progress Planner here.

How will slowing down and becoming more self-aware even help? That’s the question I asked myself when I first received this advice.

Does that mean stop taking clients or stop putting myself out there? Does it mean physically doing things slower? Should I throw out my business plan!?

It can be confusing I know! But in reality it is simple. We tend to overcomplicate and over think.

online study course to finding clarity - When you do what you love instead of what you think you should do, you do it differently AND with bigger impact!

Slowing Down to Find Clarity entails a few things …

1. Pause and take time to get clear on what you are feeling. Increase your own emotional IQ. Get in touch with yourself again.

2. Now you can lay the foundations around your true vision and goals for a future that resonates with you.

3. With your true goals you know where you are headed and why. Create a new plan. If you think just doing the same old things is going to work in the future, think again! When you do what you love instead of what you think you should do, you do it differently AND with bigger impact!

4. Plus, take note on what method is getting you the most conversions. What activity is producing 80% of your results?

I’m always here for you if you have any questions.

Writing Mentor - Francesca Hepton

Imagine how your life, business and relationships could change if you allowed yourself to slow down, getting clear on your goals and consciously create what you are WORTHY of receiving.

Download your FREE Finding Clarity – Progress Planner and see how on/off track you are with your dreams.

Download your FREE Finding Clarity - Progress Planner and see how on/off track you are with your dreams.

This fun course covers foundational necessities to scaling or starting a business for Personal Brands and Entrepreneurs wanting to make a massive impact. 

How to Find Clarity – Giving you inner peace, helping you feel happier and more in line with yourself. Hush all the crazy chatter and live in alignment with your true nature – an online course that only requires 10 minutes a day – 10 minutes to your dream.

Can you afford not to know what your “why” is?

If you know your passion, everything else is easier. As a result, you can plan, project, set out your goals.

If you don’t know what your true passion or what makes you happy is, then you will drift aimlessly. Nothing will satisfy you. Projects will be completed half-heartedly at half quality.

Enrol for the price of a dinner for 2! And be happy for the rest of your life!!

Finding Clarity Progress Planner - Discover how on track you are with your true dream.

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Self Care for Writers: My Strategy for Success

Making it in the world of writing takes a lot of creative energy and self discipline. All the more reason to look after yourself. Relaxing, doing less, eating well, exercising and self care routines are all essential to helping you stay focused, productive and on top of your game. Take a step back to take a step up the success ladder.

Self care for writers may not be a sexy topic as we prefer to think of ourselves as artistes slogging away in dank rooms lit by smouldering candles. Romantic as that may seem, if you’re  healthy and have a balanced approach to your writing, you are more likely to have financial success.

Paying heed to your emotional and physical well-being is important for staying creative, healthy, focused and alert! Mindfulness, stretches, workouts, massage, self-care, meditations and healthy eating all play a part. This site gives you tips on how to combat depression, anxiety, exhaustion, and/or stress.

7 relaxation and revitalising techniques for writers - essential self care routine for success

The secret to success is simple: Living a natural, holistic life, making sure our wheel is balanced. The World of Wellness and Writing champions the concept of “Personal Wellness”, offering illustrations, explanations and courses to open up opportunities for writers to push through boundaries, feel better about themselves and be rid of the struggles.

WELLNESS BEFORE WRITING

Most websites addressing the concept of wellness in association with writing, usually refer to writing as a method for improve your personal wellbeing. Writing is often used as a cathartic method for releasing inner emotions, negativity and memories stored at a cellular level. This website however turns this process on its head. We are looking at how wellness can help the writer .

For example, you cannot perform if you haven’t got a healthy diet. Having the right nutrition and diet feeding and fueling yourself properly is essential (read the aloe vera story)

 Writing a book takes a huge amount of energy, in every sense: physically, mentally, emotionally, and creatively. Keep up your energy levels and focus with the right diet for you.

If you are physically uncomfortable or unwell this will be a hindrance to your performance as a writer. Most writers suffer from poor posture as we hunch over when we are engrossed din our writing. And when we get into the “flow” we can hold this position for hours without noticing. Take some easy steps to counteract this pain and potentially harmful writer’s habit.

Writers often sit for hours at a desk - discover how to relieve and even heal your back pain - free ebook.

Self care practices for writers bring balance to the choppy seas of a writer’s life. Learn to cultivate a life that supports your writing! By putting Wellness before Writing and you will perform better.

RELEASE YOUR INNER WARRIOR

Conquer self-doubt, find your true path and become a confident writer

That is why we advocate “stepping out of your body and onto the page”.

If you feel good about yourself and are working with all your engines fixing at 100%, it is amazing what results and work you can produce.

Simple tricks like eating healthily, getting enough sleep and having the right environment can improve your writing  no end. The same also applies to freelance workers of all kinds. I offer tips and routines her to help you become more energised, organised and productive.

I BELIEVE IN WORKING SMARTER NOT HARDER.

STRANGE AS IT MAY SOUND, BY DOING LESS YOU ACTUALLY ACHIEVE MORE. FOR STARTERS YOUR'RE MORE RELAXED AND LESS ANXIOUS. YOU BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE AS A WRITER BY DOING LESS. DON'T FORCE IT. GO WITH THE FLOW.

Only do what you need or want to. Ditch the rest. There really isn’t any more to it than that unless you are looking to make your life complicated. here are some tips to help you plan.

Don’t forget your local community

In order to sustain my personal wellness I noticed that I also needed to  have the right “community wellness” around me as well. By that I mean the right surroundings, support and stimulus. I am fortunate to live in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate in the north of England. Here everything is in balance, the architecture an open green spaces, the nightlife for the younger generation plus activities and communities for the older generation. We have a proactive local council who promote the physical and mental health of local residents whilst also providing a beautiful environment in which we live. This attitude is further supported by local business owners.

A town with a healing past and still developing business for the future. I’m very lucky indeed. What great assets does your town have to offer?

WHAT YOU NEED AS A WRITER

Some key ingredients to success as a writer

  • Personal wellness – you’re probably familiar with this but our blog posts will keep you informed of effective methods and provide you with informative articles on improving your wellbeing, explaining concept of personal wellbeing. A lifestyle.
  • The right surroundings from your home office, to your garden and town. Everything you see impacts on you. In a boxed dark room depressed, open spaces free to think.
  • Changes, stimulus – mental and visual: theatre, conferences, meet-ups.
  • Very active local community with its own Tribes and Book Clubs, Writing Circles, etc.
  • Variety and routine

MACRO level – celebrate and use your town

MICRO level – promote and support your personal wellbeing

When your energy is flowing, your chakras are open and your brain is firing you will set your pages on fire.

Use crystals to get your energies flowing freely. This will improve your focus, creativity and productivity as a writer.

Have a few freebie guides to self-help your way to this state of creativity and productivity. Guides on how to get organised the absolute key to any freelancer’s life, plus some help on getting published, retreats to stimulate your inner writing warrior and courses in Yogitivity that will change the way you live and write forever.

If you need to break free from bad habits, feel a little better about yourself and get focused, one of my own guides can help you with that. Remember self care and personal development are your secret weapons to becoming a great writer.

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Spirituality & Wellness Diploma

Benefit both on a personal and professional level from this pioneering qualification integrating Spirituality and Health and Wellness.

This is the first Spirituality and Health qualification to be on the Ofqual Register.

ALMOST SOLD OUT! HURRY!
Explore and deepen your spirituality and get a nationally recognised qualification at the same time – two courses for the price of one!!

What could be better! You gain SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT and WELLNESS COACHING plus you receive a professionally recognised qualification at then of your course!

spiritual growth and wellness coaching

 CI Level 3 Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness.

You will be part of a like-minded and friendly group meeting on 8 weekends
from March to November 2019.

The course is tutored by Martine Moorby, one of the region’s most trusted and reputed wellness and reiki mentors. Entry by application only. Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness (VRQ) Ofqual Qualification Number: 601/8673/2 Sector Subject Area: Health and social care

The course has received a 5-star rating based on more than 1,000 positive reviews. An explorative course, students learn the answers to some fundamental questions about to become more compassionate on a day-to-day basis and enhance their wellbeing. For instance:
– How do we create time and space for ourselves?
– How do improve our practice of spiritual companionship?
– How can we make better decisions?

personal spiritual growth

In particular, the course demonstrates how ongoing personal development can help us arrive to carefully analyse our situation and rid ourselves of tension and help others to do the same. Students learn the value of slow self-exploration over quick and rash spontaneous and reactive thinking.

Taught by wellness mentor Martine Moorby in Harrogate, this highly beneficial and sought-after course is self-paced,  with 1 weekend a month of personal tuition and workshops over a period 8 months. For just £1,370 payable in 8 easy instalments you can gain personal spiritual enlightenment as well as wellness coaching – plus get the certificate to boost your professional credibility and integrity.

wellness coaching

The course consists of four units

1. PERSON-CENTRED SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
Study and experience the spiritual practices that benefit health and wellbeing. Clarify and implement your own daily spiritual health practice. Appreciate  the diversity of approaches in your fellow learners. How best to support others in developing their own spiritual health practice.

2. SCIENCE AND CONTEXT
The important historical relationship of spirituality and medicine.   The evidence base and science of how spirituality can benefit health. The relevance of all this to your own personal experience and that of your colleagues and clients.

3. DEVELOPING REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
The crucial importance of ongoing honest and emotionally literate self-examination and self-care. This is built on a foundation of mindfulness and the compassionate witnessing of your thoughts and feelings. Implementing your own reflective practice. The mental health challenges that may be linked to spirituality.

4. SPIRITUAL CARE IN PRACTICE
Builds on the knowledge and practice of the other three units.  The fundamentals of giving spiritual support. Whole-body listening, empathy and holding. Leading individuals and small groups into meditation. Risk-assessment and referral. Working in multi-disciplinary community teams.

To enrol in Harrogate visit: Martine Moorby

Signs of a Burnout

Burning the candle at both ends?
5 signs that you may be chronically fatigued because your body is on constant ALERT mode. If you are, here are some steps to reverse the effects.

Are you burning your candle at both ends?

I never believed or paid any attention to people who told me that I’d burn out. “Be careful, you’ll burn out at some stage if you carry on like this!” I thought I could go on forever working like the fury, fitting into other people’s schedules but never stopping to take time out for myself – what  waste of time I would think. If it wasn’t productive, I didn’t do it. Then I stopped and looked at myself. I had been scurrying for so long I had forgotten what I liked to do, what my favourite meal was, how to dress nicely when not at work, how to simply have fun for no reason, I was constantly tired and worried and anxious… does this sound familiar?

What are the signs of a burnout?

Tiredness

An obvious one. Even though you’ve had 6+ hours sleep. You become chronically fatigued even if you have a lie-in or two lie-ins because your body is saturated with free radicals and toxins caused by stress. Your body is unable to let the energy flow freely or the nutrients to be digested properly because your system is on constant ALERT mode.

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Short attention span

You are struggling to concentrate on your work. Your mind flits constantly and is easily distracted. Could be too much caffeine or the hangover, but your fatigued mind needs a proper rest – that does not include flicking through social media for an hour!

Workaholic

Are you constantly pushing yourself to do, do, do because you haven’t achieved what you wanted in life and think that working hard is the answer?

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Emotionally exhausted

Are you feeling empty. Do you feel sad or even depressed? Are you short-tempered when you don’t mean to be. You are drained. Are you retreating into your turtle shell. Can’t face the world?

Low self-esteem

Putting others first. Don’t do nice things for yourself because you don’t think you deserve them. Constantly saying negative things to yourself. You are literally dragging yourself down.

What to do to avoid a crash and burn

Give yourself some love

You need to start respecting yourself and give yourself a break. Recognise your accomplishments. Work smart not hard.

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Try meditation, yoga, breathing classes – release the stress that is clogging up your body. Let it out through exercise, cut back the hours you work, stop, you will be more productive and less stressed!

Me time – chillax

animal cat face close up felineIt may sound obvious but try to cut back on work relax on a regular basis. Your mind and body need to refuel.

Keep a diary of how you are feeling so you can monitor if you are feeling more in charge of yourself again or if you are still experiencing fatigue and anxiety – then it’s time to get some therapy from a professional. It is worth it, because you are worth it.

Create positive daily rituals

A nice slow wake-up before the chaos of the day. If you are not so tired you can get up a little earlier, fit in a little stretch, 10 minutes quirt time to get your head sorted (or stroke the cat or dog), a yummy breakfast, long shower, wear something nice.

Take a walk at lunch, meet up with friends instead of working late, have a nice bath or go for a foot massage. Say nice things to yourself. Create an easy achievement list and a wish list of some treats you can do just because you want to! Repeat 3-5 positive affirmations (things you are grateful for and positive things about yourself) when you get up and before going to sleep. Try aromatherapy with a burner in your room or crystal healing grids… get creative!

Act now before it is too late

Don’t ignore your tired state, it will not simply go away. If you leave it too late your fatigued and over-stressed body will develop other ailments and long-lasting problem or damage. A holiday cannot sort this out, it will simply be a time for your body to let the illnesses in instead of a time to be enjoyed. You need a little holiday time everyday. You need to get the work life balance right. Instate the law of Kintalini into your personal life. Get your chi flowing and develop a more positive attitude about yourself. You don’t have to be perfect. Being happy is much better and more satisfying!

 

 

 

The 4 Doctors of Wellness

The doctors for happiness, movement, diet and quiet all work together to provide a healthy recipe for balanced vitality and good health. Try a dose.

The Only 4 Doctors You Will Ever Need

courtesy of

Graham Whitehead Health

First and foremost, I cannot take the credit for this concept and system, but through my training with the CHEK (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Institute I have applied it to my own life and I have coached numerous clients through the 4-step process.

Dr Happiness

Wellness - Dr HappinessWhat makes you happy? What makes you feel good? What gives you a sense of purpose? What are you passionate about? What would be your chosen career?

These are some of the questions you can ask yourself. Your Dr Happy is always there to lead us to a life that fulfils our individual wants and needs. Furthermore, it can advise us if we are leading a life that does not maintain our core values and if this appears to be the case then every facet of our life can become a burden.


Dr Diet

We all know diet is a key part of our health and wellbeing. The quality of our food and drink we consume will affect our energy levels, emotions, physical health, mental clarity, productivity, performance, and overall health.

Wellness - Dr DietThe interesting thing about Dr Diet is the fact that what we think is healthy isn’t and what we think isn’t healthy is. There is an awful lot of confusion out there regarding our perceptions of healthy foods. What I can tell you is that everyone’s nutritional demands will vary.

Time and time again when working with people individually I have found that when the diet is deficient there simply is not enough energy or clarity of mind to initiate and sustain the changes needed for self-healing.

Dr Quiet

Dr Quiet is the chief physician making it the most important of the 4 Doctor.

Dr Quiet is responsible for energy management and recovery. One of the most common Meditation - Dr Quietissues with Dr Quiet is sleep. People simply aren’t getting enough sleep. You can make some big improvements in your health if you get adequate amounts of sleep. I recommend getting around 8 hours of sleep per night. Timing is also crucial because our body’s circadian rhythms are related to the rising and falling off the sun. 10:00pm is an optimal time to go to sleep by as the time from
10pm – 2am is the stage in our sleep of physical repair and 2 am – 6 am is dedicated to cognitive and mental repair.

Dr Movement

Dr Movement is related to our exercise. Do you work out? Or do you work in? Working in is the body accumulating energy through activities such as yoga, tai chi, stretching, massage etc. Working out is the body expending energy, such as cycling, lifting weights, running, or playing sports.Wellness - Dr Movement

Quite often people do not really have the energy to work out because their body is short of resources and is not getting enough Dr Quiet, Dr Diet, and Dr Happy. When the 3 Doctors mentioned are balanced we can begin to exercise in a way where the body receives a positive response from exercise. Without the right amount of movement, we suffer not only physically but mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

I am sure you can begin to see how the 4 Doctors integrate with one another. Day in and day out I see how people’s daily challenges in life, occupation, relationships, and ambitions are heavily related to imbalances in their 4 Doctors. It is vital for health and wellbeing that the 4 Doctors are balanced.

Be your own doctor – the only prescriptions you’ll be writing are the ones that come naturally or free: happiness, exercise, good food and meditation.

Graham Whitehead is a Personal Trainer based in Harrogate, specialising in Injury Rehabilitiation, Wellness and Sports Conditioning, Weight Loss, Holistic Lifestyle Coaching, Improving Posture, Corrective Exercise, Nutritional Coaching, and generally improving your health and lifestyle.

When I Change, the World Changes

Dare to make a difference by adopting just 5 new attitudes for 24 hours. Experience the power of inner peace and a pure positivity. Release your inner – peaceful – warrior.

I had arrived on my own. The last thing I was feeling was adventurous. The Queen Suite at the Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate was dotted with prospective listeners, certainly not enough to afford a secure hiding place where I could sneak in unnoticed to listen to:

Dare to Make a Difference

an experiential talk by Jane Kay, Brahma Kumaris

My intentions may have been narrow-minded, to while away some time, but the results were mind blowing.

The genteel speaker’s words were thought-provoking and I rose to her personal challenges (see below). When the rickety music player began emitting some poor quality Hindu music I felt sure that the group meditation at the end would be more of a moment for further reflection and relaxation. I did not expect to see the flood of light emanate from Jane Kay to fill the room… was it some kind of technological trickery or an optical illusion? Perhaps I could explain it away with the fact that I was focusing on the centre of her forehead as instructed thereby de-focussing my peripheral vision. Yes, my logical ego-lead head had managed to explain away the phenomenon, but it was stumped when the room was then filled with a purple haze. True wondrous purple everywhere I looked.

Now I was ready to take the dare to change myself, to change the world. Are you?

1) Retain a sense of peace

Regardless of what situation you are confronted with, you should try to retain an intrinsic sense of internal peace. After all, we only get upset or annoyed when others don’t do things the way that we would… just let go of this need for control. Example: If your child does not tidy his/her room, is it worth you loosing your temper? You and the household will suffer and the room will be untidy again next week. Don’t let things bother you; experience how peace will reign.

The challenge is not to complain or criticise for 24 hours

2) Love everyone and everything

This is a hard one. You may meet people you really do not feel any love for, so here is how you manage this challenge: see everybody as a sunflower. Everyone out there is like me and you. We are all doing what we can to get on in life, we’re all different, but all the same too.  Do not judge, you only see a snapshot of peoples’ lives not the whole picture. Like a dirty river does not tell you about the clear bubbling spring and the beautiful lush green landscapes it  has carved through before you now see it muddied and littered.  Remember: be open-minded, see the sunflowers instead of just a limited snapshot.

sunflowers

3) Be happy all the time

You may already know that this is a challenge. Perhaps if you considered happiness to be more of a choice rather than an accidental emotion you might think differently. If you have a blue balloon to represent your sad emotions and a red balloon to represent your happy emotions and put an equal amount of effort into blowing them up, they would float and last the same, but if you were to put more effort into keeping the blue balloon afloat with negative thoughts the red balloon of happiness would deflate through neglect. Putting more effort into your red happiness balloon will make it soar and your blue balloon of misery will effortlessly shrink and drop. Keep your red balloons full!

red balloons

4) Have pure positive thoughts for others

This may not be as straightforward as the other challenges. Still its message is straightforward: do not be jealous or covet what others have. Do not rob them of their time. Everyone in life has their time to shine. Maybe you have already had yours, maybe it is yet to come. If you see someone else basking in the glorious light of success (whatever form that may be) do not deprive them of this time to be happy and fulfilled, do not wish it were you and think ill of them as a result. Rejoice with them. Be happy for them. Have pure and positive thoughts. Enjoy your time when it comes – and when it does, you will want others to join in with you, not to think you undeserving. Share in the positivity.

glistening shine

5) Pursue a spiritual path, make wisdom part of your life

I do not think this challenge is meant to be religious, well I certainly do not take it that way as I do not follow a religious faith. It is more about expanding your horizons, letting go of doctrines, habits and ways of thinking that may have been thrown upon you by society or your parents. Let go of this imposed resistance. Let go of this stubbornness that is rooted in your egocentric tendencies. Free yourself from prejudicial traditions and habits that are stopping you from experiencing life as you would like to naturally. Follow the instinct from your “second” brain, your gut instinct. Let go of your ego. Let go of resistance. Embrace all the peace, love, happiness, purity and positivity these 5 “dares” will open up to you and become a force to be reckoned with.

Try these five Dares for just 24 hours, then maybe  for couple of days because you notice how good you feel, then make them part of your life – you may be surprised at how it unnerves others as you can no longer be manipulated.

Dare to challenge your world!