• How Will You Be Kind To Yourself Today?

    “And some days I forget, what it is to be gentle with myself – how to look at myself with kind eyes and speak to myself with soft words. Forget that I am my home and a temple worthy of worship.” Becca Lee We are surrounded by uncertainty, fear and loss. Adapting to this new ‘bat shit’ way of living. Which can sometimes feel completely overwhelming. And that’s okay. Replace judgement with compassion and remember that you’re doing the best you can. Show yourself the same kindness that you would a friend or any woman that was struggling. Let’s support each other through this, today and every day… Love Zoe…

  • Simple Technique To Help You Sleep

    Yesterday I wrote a blog about sleep and then last night it just wasn’t happening. *Cue Alanis Morissette I’d set my alarm clock for 6am – for the first time in a fortnight (Merry Christmas). So the pressure was on to clock up my 8 hours. Luckily I know an amazing self hypnosis technique that works every time, so I wanted to share it with you. Here goes; Lie in bed with your eyes open and begin to notice; 3 things you can see 3 things you can hear 3 things you can feel Now close your eyes and repeat the exercise, only this time using your imagination. I usually…

  • Festival of Sleep

    “Go to bed you’ll feel better tomorrow” is the human version of “Did you try turning it off and on again?” Unknown Today is the USA Festival of Sleep (An unofficial yet fabulous holiday.) So here are my top 10 tips for getting a good nights kip; 1) Create a routine, It sets an intention which prepares your body for rest. Following a similar routine each evening, allows your brain to recognize this as a pattern and unconsciously begin to prepare the body for some Zzzz’s. Incorporate your beauty routine into your sleep ritual. Cleanse your skin of the day, and then prepare it for tomorrow with some wonderful smelling…

  • When There Are No Words

    I love this beautiful illustration Saudade by Portuguese Illustrator and Visual Artist Fatinha Ramos. Fatinha describes Saudade as; “The only Portuguese word without translation. It’s the feeling of missing someone so hard, that the pain goes deep into the soul. Saudade is a deep sadness and emptiness, a void that can only be filled with memories.”

  • Happy New Year!

    I think it’s safe to say that most people are more than happy to kiss goodbye to 2020. So today I’m all about focusing on 2021, but not in my usual way. I won’t be planning a holiday, arranging to meet up with friends or organizing visits to places I love. Since no-one knows what 2021 will bring… normality I’m sure, it’s just a question of when? So I’ll be dealing with the uncertainty of life on a day-by-day basis.  It’s really all we can ever do, because tomorrow is only ever a promise and never guaranteed. It’s my year to live each day with more curiosity, discovering the magic…

  • Merry Christmas

    The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all, is the one you have with yourself.   This is my last blog of 2020, not that I’ve published many this year! So, inspired by the wonderful Seth Godin, my New Year’s resolution is to write a blog post every single day of 2021. Where I’ll be wondering… in true Carrie Bradshaw style. How do you improve the relationship you have with yourself and become the best version of you? I’m now booking appointments for January,  just e-mail me zoe@mascaraforthemind.co.uk and book your complimentary 15 minute discovery call. Have a fabulous Christmas and I’ll see you next year. Love Zoe Sometimes…

  • A More Beautiful World

    If we try to see things with the most generous eyes – searching for the truth, yes, but then bestowing upon that truth the brightest and kindest interpretation. We can learn how to perceive a more beautiful world. Do that, and I promise you this… you will get to live in one.   Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Zoe Asks – Liz Earle MBE

    I asked “What top tip would you give to women, wanting to become the best version of themselves?” “Don’t try and do it all at once. Give yourself some breathing space and time to decide what it is you really want to achieve. Try not to get swept along in the moment but focus on what’s right for you long-term – you might surprise yourself!”   Liz Earle MBE Co-Founder of Liz Earle Beauty Company and Founder of Liz Earle Wellbeing

  • The Voice

    There is a voice inside of you That whispers all day long, “I feel that this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.” No teacher, preacher, parent, friend Or wise man can decide Whats right for you – just listen to The voice that speaks inside.   Shel Silverstein