Archive for July, 2018

Mindfulness has been a hot topic for some time now, but are you still wondering what it’s all about, and how it can help you?

Life is busy isn’t it? Do you feel that it seems to be getting busier and busier?

If the answer is yes, then you’re not alone. Everything seems to change so fast and for many of us we feel like we have to speed up in order to keep up. 

We’re lost in the sea of busyness, and we don’t know how to adapt to all this change.  

We seem to be doing things faster than ever to keep up. And that causes us to get stressed or feel like we can’t stop, even for a second, to catch our breath. 

This is where mindfulness can change everything for you.

Mindfulness is all about how you bring your attention to what you are doing right now in this very moment, rather than letting your mind wander off to the past or the future.

Being mindful helps you become more aware of what’s not working for you. It gives you an opportunity to do things differently and it then creates a powerful shift in your life.

As we go through our days, we miss so much! How often have you arrived somewhere and have no idea how you got there? You can’t retrace your steps, perhaps because you were too busy thinking about what you had to do next, or you were caught up thinking about something that happened earlier that you can no longer change. 

Do you sometimes feel like life is quite literally passing you by?

So, as you start to become aware and take more notice of what’s going on around you, you are able to start making small changes to how you go about your day to day life in manageable ways. 

This is the first step to mindfulness so that it starts to become a way of being, rather than something else we have to do!

By doing something – anything – mindfully you automatically slow down a little. 

But that doesn’t mean you get less done. 

Instead, you are experiencing the moment as it actually happens. This helps you to let go of all the things that are whirring around your mind and cause you to get stressed or anxious. You start to let go of any judgement and accept the situation for what it is. 

In fact, you actually start to get more done!


YOU CAN TRY IT OUT TODAY: Walk down the road today and notice everything. Put your phone, and any other distractions away. Notice the people passing by? Are they men or women? What are they wearing? Are they smiling or do they look happy? What cars are on the road? What are the buildings like on the other side of the road? What have you walked past 100 times before and never noticed?  

As you go about your day, start to notice these little things more and more. What else do you notice?

Remember:  Start small and build from there. 

Much love,

Natasha x 

P.S. how often are you rushing to get somewhere and preoccupied with what you’re doing, that you miss what’s right in front of you? By doing something different you will start to find a solution that works for you. Give it a go, what have you got to lose?

P.P.S Reply via email and let me know how you are getting on and what mindfulness tips that I’ve been sharing are working for you? Or, let me know if you’re struggling and need a little inspiration to make a start!

Do you feel like everything’s always going a bit wrong? Do you always find yourself focusing on the bad or annoying things that have happened in the day? Do you always see how people are letting you down?

Seeing the negative is something many of us gravitate more easily towards. 

It fuels our stress, worry and anxiety. 

And the more attention we give these things, the deeper we feel and experience them. 

But there is another way. 

It just takes a little bit of practice. 

Though not much. 

Committing to as little as 2-3 minutes a day can change everything. 

You’ll see more positive things appear in your life. 

You’ll notice the lovely things that others are doing for you and what they are contributing to others. 

You’ll learn how to celebrate your own positive qualities and gifts and want to share these more and more with others. 

All this for 2-3 minutes a day.

Really? Yes, really. 

It comes in the form of a gratitude practice. 

Last week I hosted a 7 day gratitude challenge over in my private Facebook group. 

If you commit to 2 or 3 minutes a day, you can have all these benefits. 

It’s a bit like committing to brushing your teeth.

You look after your teeth by brushing for 2-3 minutes at least twice a day. And we do this without thinking about it, don’t we?

So why wouldn’t you invest 2-3 minutes a day looking after your own emotional and mental wellbeing in the same way?

You can also get your kids involved and help them to build their emotional resilience and wellbeing. You can do it at the dinner table and together share your gratitude for the day. 

It’s the first thing I get my clients to do and the amazing thing is that those who commit to it, make quicker progress in getting to their goals and creating change in their lives.

So are you ready to commit to 2-3 minutes a day on being grateful?


There are daily short videos and daily tips to help you. Even a few gifts along the way 🙂

I will support you in building a gratitude practice

I don’t want to give it all away now but here are some of the things I’ve been sharing over the last week:

  1. Keep it simple – note down just 3 things, more if you can.
  2. It only takes 2-3 minutes a day, that’s all to feel better.
  3. Note it down – it’s really powerful.
  4. Start to notice the things you’re grateful for as they’re actually happening.
  5. Notice the things about yourself you’re grateful for, your gifts and what you contribute.
  6. Use your senses to help you see what you’re grateful for in the moment. 
  7. Look out for what people DO do for you, not what they aren’t doing – those relationships will improve so quickly.
  8. Check out the tip cards in the group – there’s loads of tips to help you on your gratitude journey.
  9. All the posts from the challenge are under the topic GRATITUDE CHALLENGE, so go to the topics section and you can start on DAY 0.
  10. Get others involved and share the gratitude love.

Remember:  Start small and build from there. 

All you have to do is join the group and commit 2-3 minutes a day (plus watching the short videos in the first week)

Much love,

Natasha x 

P.S. Here’s what a couple of people said about the challenge:

I’m really getting a buzz out of doing this challenge.”

This challenge came just at the right time for me Natasha to re-invigorate my gratitude reflections”

“Loving this gratitude challenge Natasha. My gratitude journal is brimming with gratitude today!

“Loving the challenge. What a great idea”

“My son is loving this challenge, we do it around the dinner table in the evening”

Today I’m grateful to Natasha for running the Gratitude Challenge…thanks Natasha!pastedGraphic.png

P.P.S. What great things are missing right now, that you could be grateful for and will help you to focus on something more uplifting? By doing something different you will start to find a solution that works for you. Give it a go, what have you got to lose?

P.P.P.S. Reply via email – I’d love to hear how you are getting on, or let me know if you’re struggling and need a little inspiration to make a start!