• Be Your Own Piglet

    “I don’t feel very much like Pooh today,” said Pooh. “There there,” said Piglet. “I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.” AA Milne This is what I need to do today… so I’m going back to bed, with a copy of Vogue and a packet of Percy Pigs!

  • Which Books Have Inspired You?

    I love reading, especially books that are inspiring and/or empowering. Here are a few of my favourites… Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert Reveal by Meggan Watterson Untamed by Glennon Doyle Wild by Cheryl Strayed Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo The Awakened Woman by Dr. Tererai Trent Places I Stopped on The Way Home by Meg Fee The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane Von Furstenberg The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin Becoming by Michelle Obama   Love is about relationships, yet the most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. Who else is with you at all times? Who else feels the pain when you…

  • Kintsugi

    In Japan, broken objects are often repaired with gold. The cracks are seen as a unique part of the objects history, which only adds to it’s beauty and strength. A beautiful metaphor for when we are feeling broken.  

  • Hope

    If you only carry one thing throughout your entire life, let it be hope. Let it be hope that better things are always ahead. Let it be hope that you can get through even the toughest of times. Let it be hope that you are stronger than any challenge that comes your way. Let it be hope that you are exactly where you are meant to be right now, and that you are on the path to where you are meant to be… Because during these times, hope will be the very thing that carries you through.   Nikki Banas

  • Zoe Asks – Megan Hess

    I asked “What top tip would you give to women, wanting to become the best version of themselves?” “I think as women we have to find our true passion in life and discover what truly makes us happy. It sounds obvious but living a life that genuinely brings us joy is the bravest thing we can do.”   Megan Hess Fashion Illustrator

  • Let It Go

    An exercise to help you let go of negative emotions. Become aware of any negative emotions you might be feeling, be they worry, anger or guilt, and begin to get a sense of those emotions in every cell of your body. Now start to imagine that you are blowing up a balloon, and with each breath into the balloon you release those negative emotions, and with each deep breath out you see the balloon growing bigger and bigger. Each deep breath out, removing the negative emotion from within you, and the following deep breath in, allows calm to be restored within you. Just breathing into the balloon, filling it so…

  • How To Love

    If you pour a handful of salt into a cup of water, the water becomes undrinkable. But if you pour the salt into a river, people can continue to draw the water to cook, wash, and drink. The river is immense, and it has the capacity to receive, embrace, and transform. When our hearts are small, our understanding and compassion are limited, and we suffer. We can’t accept or tolerate others and their shortcomings, and we demand that they change. But when our hearts expand, these same things don’t make us suffer anymore. We have a lot of understanding and compassion and can embrace others. We accept others as they…

  • 21 for 2021

    Make a list of 21 things you want to achieve in 2021 Research shows that people who construct their goals in concrete terms are 50% more likely to feel confident they will attain their goals and 32% more likely to feel in control of their lives Gretchen Rubin (New York Times Bestselling Author I love this fun idea from Gretchen, so I’m starting my list with… Blog every day of 2021 Learn modern calligraphy Throw a Halloween themed birthday party What will be on your list?

  • Zoe Asks – Meggan Watterson

     “What top tip would you give to women, wanting to become the best version of themselves?”   “Love yourself fiercely, and right now. Don’t wait until you’ve reached a certain point professionally, or until someone else is loving you first. Love the radiant, singular unicorn of your own soul. Love her madly and with all your heart. She will guide you to the most powerful work in the world and to those fortunate ones who get to feel the force of your love full on.”   Meggan Watterson Author of REVEAL – A Sacred Manual for Getting Spiritually Naked and How to Love Yourself.

  • Epiphany

    A moment of sudden and great revelation or realization. My epiphany was this quote, found on a fridge magnet (no one said it had to be glamorous) in a bookstore in Miami. It’s been part of my philosophy ever since and became the foundation for my coaching and therapy business.   Life isn’t about finding yourself Life is about creating yourself George Bernard Shaw   Looking to create a life you love? Book your (15 minute) complimentary discovery call – zoe@mascaraforthemind.co.uk