Despite common beliefs and an influential study from the past, recent research suggests that there is a strong link between income and wellbeing. A study at the University of Pennsylvania found no evidence for a ‘wellbeing plateau’ related to income. With other worlds, wellbeing keeps increasing with income! Crucially however, research indicates that it’s notContinue reading “Money Does Buy Happiness”
Are you one of these people who think a million thoughts a minute, ruminate about the smallest detail and regularly struggle to find the serenity and peace you crave? Then I really feel for you. The good news is that you are not alone. As a notorious ruminator myself, I sometimes struggle to keep myContinue reading “11 Ways to Stop Overthinking”
In business and in life, we often think that our success is dependent on having the right answers ready to the questions reality asks. A true mark of success, we reason, is being able to know the solution to every challenge and problem in our area of expertise. After all, isn’t this what successful entrepreneurs,Continue reading “Who Do You Want To Be?”
The business life of a solopreneur can be relatively lonely at times. As a part-time musician, I sometimes think of it as an one-woman or one-man band where you play all the instruments (some better than others), even though you might hire session musicians for specific parts of the song, or might collaborate with otherContinue reading “8 Strategies for Strengthening Social Engagement”
I know it has been a while since most of us have been able to go on holidays, but perhaps you can still remember your morning routine last time you woke up away from home in your hotel, bed and breakfast, chalet or resort! Most likely, you woke up looking forward to all the excitingContinue reading “The True Reason Why You Are Not Motivated”
I recently asked the following question in my Facebook group for small business owners and solopreneurs: “Does music affect your mental health, whether this is in a positive or negative way”? As various neuroscientists have demonstrated, music has the ability to light up our whole brain. it doesn’t just engage one part of our brain like many other activities do;Continue reading “Music Can Enhance Your Mental Health in Unique Ways”
Have you ever regretted not having had the opportunity to learn to play your favourite songs on your favourite musical instrument? Maybe at some point in the past you were motivated to learn an instrument, but life got in the way with all its challenges and busy demands? There is increasing evidence on the benefitsContinue reading “Playing Music Benefits Your Mental Health”
You can remove a lot of the Monday morning overwhelm and stress by planning the day’s tasks in advance.
I have always believed in personal freedom and everyone’s right to be given the space and time to become the best version of themselves. At the age of 15, I was already on a mission to become a psychotherapist. Way before my classmates had figured out what they really wanted to do, I had takenContinue reading “My Story: How I Came to Help People Overcome Adversity and Find Personal Freedom”
What are we waking up for? Some might dismiss this as a naive question. ‘I wake up to go to work’, they might say. But this is a red herring. What are you really waking up for in the morning? What are you looking forward to do in the new day that has dawned? Waking up is a given, but waking up with a purpose is not.