FOOD: 5 HERBS THAT SHOULD BE IN YOUR DAILY DIET

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Cultivate Herbs To Suit Your Own Symptoms

Herbs add flavour and enhance the blandest of meals but how many of you are aware that they have contain health and medicinal properties that can contribute a great deal to your daily wellness levels. Dried or fresh ! They are easy to add to EVERY meal whether in smoothies, salads, soups or sprinkled onto raw or cooked meals.

It is time to develop your own medicine cabinet in your own back yard with a highly nutritional herb garden to alleviate a wide range of symptoms.

So here are five herbs (out of a list of hundreds) but use this list as a basis to start or even start growing some in the garden. These ones I have selected are particularly easy to incorporate into your daily meals.

OREGANO

This herb is familiar to nearly everyone but actually has MORE flavour dried than fresh. So a great store cupboard essentials. Very easy to grow in a pot in your garden.

BENEFITS

Antibacterial defending the body against bacteria in the gut and the skin. A high content of manganese, calcium, vitamin k and fibre therefore an ideal herb to detoxify the body by assisting the liver function. Also excellent for bone health very useful in later life for protection against osteoporosis. A natural form of Omega 3 fatty acids can rebalance cholesterol and help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

DIET

Great with pasta particularly good with tomato based sauces in its dried form. Or incorporate into homemade burgers including vegan ones.

ASHWAGANDA

This ancient herb I take in the form of a powder EVERY morning in my smoothie. It has very powerful properties and is an important herb in Ayurvedic medIcine.

BENEFITS

There have been many studies that have proven that this herb substantially reduces anxiety and depression and is great for menopause symptoms. reduces cortisol levels if over stressed. Also reduces inflammation. I credit Ashwaganda to significantly alleviating my arthritis. Many studies also link this powerful herb with reducing cancerous tumours when taken regularly. Although I cannot personally lay claim to this it is worth adding this to your diet to see if it is of benefit to you.

DIET

I buy this in powder form and add to my smoothies and green juice every single day. Or add it to your soups.

MINT

This is so easy to grow even I can grow it . Right now I have an abundance of mint in my garden for my daily use.

BENEFITS

The benefits of mint are widely documented. It is uplifting and a fantastic aid to digestion and bloating. Can really help with IBS symptoms. Relieve congestion from colds and bronchitis. Mental clarity and of course mask bad breath.

DIET

Great with boiling water as a mint tea. Fresh leaves incorporated into salads both savoury or fruit salads. Try to introduce after meals. This leaf is more potent fresh and unbruised as opposed to dried but easily picked fresh straight from your herb garden you are now cultivating !

NUTMEG

Known as the sexy spice. Although considered a spice it actually is a seed from a herb the nutmeg tree that bears two fruit mace and nutmeg. Although a word of warning can be dangerous in large quantities as can be hallucinogenic and is actually banned in Saudi Arabia ! so we are just talking about a sprinkle here definitely no more than a teaspoonful. Great in a dried powder form and keeps for many months in the store cupboard.

BENEFITS

A nerve relaxant therefore excellent for inducing sleep and relaxation. Raises sexual libido and improves memory. swap the nightly glass of wine out for a sprinkle of nutmeg.

DIET

Perfect with spinach as an accompaniment to your evening meal. In a glass of hot milk before bed . Commonly used in the Ayurvedic ‘golden milk’. Sprinkle on coffee. Would tend to use this later in the day because of its relaxant properties.

PARSLEY

Native to the mediterranean light scented and fresh taste makes it very versatile and pretty much can be added to most dishes for maximum benefit raw or cooked. Also it is easy to grow in your own backyard. I have included it on this list for its ease of use and availability and its impressive nutritional value.

BENEFITS

Great source of vitamin A and C therefore making it high in anti oxidants so good for the blood and the skin. Helps protect the eyes and help prevent age related macular degeneration . Reduces water retention and neutralises bad breath.

DIET

Add to almost any food dried or fresh, raw or cooked. Add to green juice if suffering from puffiness or water retention or simmer with water then strain to make a tea. Or just chew on a fresh sprig for fresh breath and to neutralise odours such as garlic. This wonderful herb is often not given credit for its amazing nutritional value and is often overlook as just a piece of green garnish so do not push it to one side consume it.

WARNING: DUE TO THE HIGH POTENCY OF HERBS AND THEIR GENUINE EFFECTIVENESS DO NOT CONSUME IN LARGE QUANTITIES. LITTLE AND OFTEN IS THE KEY FOR MAXIMUM HEALTH BENEFITS.

MWAH MWAH XXXXXX

JOJO X

JOJOS STYLIST TIP: THERE ARE MANY MORE HERBS AND SPICES WITH INCREDIBLE HEALTH BENEFITS YOU HAVE TO SELECT WHAT YOUR BODY NEEDS RIGHT NOW. INSTEAD OF REACHING FOR THE MEDICINAL CABINET IN YOUR BATHROOM WHY NOT TRY THE ONE IN YOUR GARDEN AND SEE IF IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE !

MIDWEEK MANTRA : LEARN TO WHISPER

YOUR WEDNESDAY ROUND UP OF ALL THINGS POSITIVE TO CREATE STRENGTH INTERNALLY WITH TIPS,TASKS AND MANTRAS TO HELP YOU COPE WITH THE CHALLENGES OF THE WEEK AHEAD.

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Sometimes the louder we shout the more difficult it is to be heard. When you shout at sommeone they tend to turn off or get angry at you this means they stop listening, as internally their self protection mode is switching on. Even if someone wants to hear us, they cannot really listen when we shout.

If you find yourself shouting it is usually because one wants to be heard. So try whispering so people can really hear you. When you lower your voice and quieten it you will find people more willing to listen and to take your calm considered approach much more seriously.

So today when you want to be heard WHISPER so the other party really has to concentrate on what you are saying.

MWAH MWAH

JOJO. XXXXX

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: THE LOUDEST PERSON IS ALWAYS THE LEAST HEARD TRY TO TURN DOWN THE VOLUME SO THE LISTENER TAKES YOUR POINTS MORE SERIOUSLY.

MIDWEEK MANTRA: HAVE YOU TRIED ‘EARTHING’ YET ?

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YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF ACTIVITIES, MANTRAS AND POSITIVITY TO MAINTAIN YOUR WELL BEING AND GET YOU THROUGH TO THE END OF THE WEEK IN THE MOST HARMONIOUS WAY.

SO THIS WEEK TEAM, I HAVE A NICE SIMPLE EXERCISE THAT I HOPE WILL BECOME A REGULAR PART OF YOUR ROUTINE. THERE IS MUCH RESEARCH TO SHOW THERE ARE CONSIDERABLE BENEFITS TO GROUND YOURSELF BAREFOOT ON THE GRASS AT ONE WITH NATURE. THIS IS CALLED ‘EARTHING’

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS FIND A PATCH OF EARTH AND TAKE YOUR SHOES AND SOCKS OFF !

STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT EARTHING CAN IMPROVE SLEEP, SPEED HEALING AND REDUCE INFLAMMATION AND CHRONIC PAIN. ANXIETY IS CALMED ALONG WITH FATIGUE. SOME STUDIES EVEN CLAIM IT CAN INCREASE BLOOD FLOW TO THE FACE RESULTING IN AN ANTI AGEING EFFECT ON THE SKIN.

30 MINUTES IS IDEAL SO IF YOU CANNOT STAND STILL THAT LONG THEN GO FOR A BAREFOOT WALK IN THE PARK , BEACH……..YOUR BACK GARDEN.

THE ELECTRONS THAT ARE PRESENT IN THE EARTHS SURFACE CAN BE ABSORBED AND ACT AS ANTI OXIDANTS IN THE BODY

MWAH MWAH

JOJO. XXXX

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: A VERY SIMPLE EXERCISE REQUIRING NO PRACTISE AND NO LEVEL OF FITNESS AND INSTANTLY REAP REAL BENEFITS TO YOUR HEALTH. WHATS NOT TO LIKE ? TRY IT YOU WILL LOVE IT.

LIFESTYLE: SLEEP. ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH ?

In these busy times the fist thing to go is usually your sleep time as our schedule gets tougher as we struggle to fit everything in we either go to bed later or get up earlier.

Lack of sleep can literally kill you. It has a profound impact on your organs, your mind and your general wellbeing. You may think that surviving on 6 hours or less a night is not affecting you but studies have shown it really does. 99% of the population need at least 7 hours. only 1% have been shown to have a syndrome called “short sleepers” . So stop kidding ourselves it is time to take our sleep more seriously.

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SLEEP BENEFITS

  • THINKING SMARTER sleeping foe 8 hours can greatly improve cognitive function helping you to problem solve and focus better. Sleeping 6 hours or less can greatly impair our ability in thinking smartly and decision making. Studies have shown that brain function reduces by 60% after 5 consecutive nights of 6 hours or less sleep . Chronic sleep deprivation can cause permanent brain cell loss in the grey matter.
  • WEIGHT LOSS. Trying to lose weight ? Sleep more . It is obvious that you cannot eat when you are asleep !! But when you are fatigued we tend to reach for the carbohydrates or calorie laden food. Sleep deprivation messes with our hormones. The hunger hormone GHRELIN boosts appetite levels and food cravings. Lack of sleep causes our metabolism to slow so your body can’t clear fat from the cells which means it is stores more. Also when you are feeling sluccish and lethargic you are less likely to exercise.
  • SKIN.. Lack (of sleep) = slack (skin). Put simply , less sleep means more cortisol is produced. Cortisol is a skin wrecker , it exacerbates any skin inflammation like psoriasis, eczema and acne. In addition cortisol breaks down collagen and hyaluronic acid leading to lines and wrinkles and making skin less plumper and glowy. We spend a fortune on expensive creams to counteract these qualities when you can counteract this just by more sleep ! AND it is free! Our bodies use the time to rebalance and remoisterise. We all know dry skin can lead to those puffy eys and dread under eye circles !
  • RELATIONSHIP are greatly enhanced through better mood and increased sexiness. In an Oxford Economics study in 2017 it was discovered that the single biggest factor to happiness and living well was not money, sex, friends but ………getting more sleep ! Sleep deprivation obviously will affect your sex drive and your desire to be intimate Back to those pesky hormones your body when asleep produces testosterone which in turn affects your sex drive if not enough levels are being produced. Not to mention what lack of sleep does to your looks and attractiveness levels to your partner >
  • HARMONIOUS HORMONE CYCLE. As we have seen no sleep can play havoc with your hormones.So sleep is vital to hormone health. But if you are finding it hard to get to sleep post pregnancy, peri menopausal or menopause then your hormones my need adjusting. Speak with your GP for HRT or help with some proven sleep techniques such as meditation, controlled breathing herbal remedies. But difficulty sleeping can alert you to hormone imbalances and a simple blood test maybe able to rectify this. Never rely on sleeping pills this can lead to permanent sleep disturbances and lead to even bigger problems.
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HOW TO GET MORE SLEEP

  • PRIORITISE SLEEP. Make it non negotiable. Don’t think of sleep as a luxury it really is necessary to your wellbeing. Do not let your social/work life get in the way of your sleep time. Household chores can wait. The rest of the film can be recorded to watch another time. Make sleep the MOST important thing in your schedule.
  • RETHINK YOUR SLEEPING PARTNER. Snoring, fidgeting can all impact on your sleep. Many couples now sleep in separate rooms to get a better quality of sleep. I personally could not sleep with someone next to me I am such a light sleeper. Interestingly it seems that we get a much better quality of sleep with our dogs curled up next to us.
  • BEDTIME ROUTINE. As we do with our children we as adults need our own wind down routine. Cleansing, cleaning teeth. Light a candle. Meditation and reading. No laptops just before bed. No alcohol or eating late this really can mess with your sleep patterns.
  • HEALTHY SLEEP ENVIRONMENT. Invest in some blackout curtains. This can really help particularly in the Summer when it gets light so early.Make sure your thermostat is set low for night time 17-18 degrees. Noisy neighbours/ traffic can be a big problem, try a white noise app to block out neighbour noise. White noise has been found to induce sleep. It masks disruptions in audible frequencies.
  • CONSISTENT SLEEP-WAKE CYCLE. This fine tunes your body’s circadian rhythm so you go to sleep faster .A regular pattern of sleep is essential. Make sleep a habit. Train your body when to feel tired and when to wake up. Even if you end up staying out late it is still better to wake up at your prescribed time.
  • TRY AN APP. There are many free apps to help you fall asleep. Some good ones are Sleepcycle, calm, and I use headspace. Some apps can track your sleep patterns. Many have sleep meditations on them. Just be sure to set the Do Not Disturb function on your phone so you dont get woken by pings and alerts !!
  • USE NATURAL SLEEP AIDS. Remember do not resort to sleeping pils. There are many natural aids like Chamomile tea, ayurvedic golden milk, lavender pillow sprays, natrasleep with valerian root a herbal aid to get you to sleep. It works.
  • MAKE YOURSELF TIRED. Expend more energy. Exercise more. Get out into the daylight to reset your body clock. Are you doing enough in the day. Or maybe you are doing too much and your head is buzzing. Keep a notepad by your bed to write down thoughts or a things to do list. But just get it out of your head and onto paper.

SWEET DREAMS

MWAH MWAH XX

JOJO

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP:SLEEP IS MY FAVOURITE THING ! I TOTALLY EMPATHISE WITH PEOPLE THAT HAVE DIFFICULTY SLEEPING. I REALLY HOPE YOU FIND SOME SOLACE IN THIS ARTICLE AND REAP THE REWARDS. SLEEP YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS.

LIFESTYLE : WATER, THE BEAUTY ELIXIR ?

There are two schools of thinking on how much water to drink daily. On school say just drink when you are thirsty, your body will tell you how much water you need. But the other school tell you to drink at least 2 litres a day to fulfil all your body and brain requirements and thirst should not be the only indicator.

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So let’s take a closer look at what water can REALLY do for you.

Simply put water is the best way to hydrate your body. Just water no sodas, coffee, alcohol. Simple plain water. Our bodies are made up of 60% water so it needs replacing.. Our brains bare made up of 73% water so imagine the detrimental affects of being dehydrated mentally.

It is easy to see if you are dehydrated , look at your pee ! It should be pale yellow consistently at every urination. 75% of us are chronically dehydrated with many of us drinking less than 0.5 litres per day !!

So lets look at the benefits to staying hydrated.

  • SKIN Drinking water flushes out toxins in the skin cells. These toxins increase ageing and also skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Many studies have shown that drinking 2 litres a day hydrates the water content in cells boosting them and reversing fine lines and plumping the skin reducing blotchiness. We use moisterizer to hold water in the skin , but there has to be water in the skin for your cream to have any effect. We spend a fortune on skin creams but one very cheap change is to drink more water and use a cheaper moisterizer.
  • HEART HEALTH Dehydration decreases the volume of blood in your arteries and veins which constricts the diameter causing the blood to pump harder. In short dehydration is as harmful to your heart as smoking. Studies show that half of all people suffering strokes are dehydrated. So easily preventable.
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  • WEIGHT LOSS Hunger is usually thirst. The same area of the brain controls hunger that controls thirst. So next time you reach for a snack try drinking two small glasses of water. Also water before a meal can fill up your stomach so you eat less. Healthy hydration can boost the metabolic function by 30% this is increased by drinking ice cold water.. Basic thermodynamics the body has to work harder to warm the water to body temperature. Although personally I drink more water if it is room temperature it is definitely harder to consume freezing cold water in large quantities.
  • FATIGUE Even mild hydration can lead to tiredness, sluggishness and brain fog. Trouble concentrating and mood swings can also be affected. This is where I personally notice when I am dehydrated. When I have had my 2 litres of water my energy levels soar my body and brain feel truly alert and my hormones feel in balance. Welcome to more energy.
  • SMARTER If our brains are made up of 73% water it makes sense that when they are dehydrated cognitive function is boosted. Studies have shown that even a 1% deficit of hydration can interfere with your ability to think clearly. Dehydration has been found to cause short term memory loss. Drinking just 6-8 glasses of water a day can amplify your brains ability to work and analyse by up to 30%.
  • BETTER BREATH Oral health is overhauled with better hydration.. Not drinking enough water means less saliva which in turn leads to more bacteria multiplying that no only causes bad breath but can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
  • LESS ALCOHOL When you find yourself reaching for that glass of wine in the evening grab a big glass of water , my bet is that you no longer need the wine. When out on the town drinking water between every drink can help to stay hydrated. Alcohol is one of the great dehydrators so help your body and brain .

So here are just a few benefits of drinking 2 litres of water every day. Not convinced try an experiment, drinking the full quota for one month and see how YOU feel .

MWAH MWAH XXX
JOJO

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF YOU TRY THE WATER CHALLENGE. DID IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO YOUR SKIN AND YOUR HEALTH ?

MIDWEEK MANTRA: DISCOVER SUGARCOATING

Your weekly Wednesday round up of positivity , tasks and mantras to uplift you and take your weekly routine from mundane to magical ! Take control and strengthen your mind for the week ahead. Do it every week to condition your mind and be ready to greet 2023 with a different mindset.

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I was watching a Jordan Peterson interview this week, a great philosopher on the meaning of life and its principles. He ended the interview with a poignant statement that stayed with me throughout the week, that I wanted to share with my readers.

“there are so many people out there who never get a kind word from anyone. It is the easiest thing to do , give someone a kind word but so often we don’t “

“the difference it can make to a persons life to be in receipt of kindness is sometimes all it takes……………………..”

This is so powerful to give someone some positive feedback about themselves. Someone you know or someone you don’t know.It’s time to dip those words in sugar. Keep it sweet ! Get sugarcoating.

Do this simple thing today make a difference.

MWAH MWAH

JOJO. XXXXXX

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: PEOPLE ARE DYING (sometimes literally) JUST TO HEAR SOME KIND WORDS. MAKE YOUR WORDS COUNT TODAY. COAT SOMEONE IN SUGAR !

LIFESTYLE : DISCOVER HAPPINESS YOGA. ITS TIME TO LAUGH AGAIN !

DID WE FIND MUCH TO LAUGH ABOUT OVER THE LAST YEAR ?? My guess is that many of us cannot remember the last time we had a good belly laugh. Many people suffer SAD syndrome during the winter months and laughter seems in short supply. On a positive note (as I always am) I love the first couple of months of the year , a new fresh start, new habits to form, cosy nights in catching up on whole series I missed in my long going out Summer days.

LAUGHTER is something we do often as children but it becomes more infrequent as the seriousness of life takes hold. So my fellow stylistas its time to laugh ……..be loud and proud. Laughing is proven to have many benefits.

  • Relieves physical tension and stress
  • Diffuses anger and conflict. Do this exercise with a partner if there is hidden resentment.
  • Decrease pain.
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Increases blood flow which can strengthen the heart
  • Burns calories
  • Releases endorphins the “happiness drug”

As part of my training in the old days to become a Sound Therapist I had to learn and experience Happiness Yoga or…….Laughter Yoga as it is commonly known. This REALLY works and I GUARANTEE will have you laughing and releasing those feel good hormones and lift your happiness levels and fill your endorphin tubes to the brim. It is such fun if you do it with others but even on your own can start your day off the right way. Equally if you have had a hard day do it in the evening and laugh your way into bed great for relaxation and get rid of the days negative energy.

This is SOOOO good I wanted to share it with you………..

  • No special clothing required . Location your own choice. Get the office involved.
  • We are going to laugh your way up the body.

HUH

Stand with your feet apart shoulders relaxed. Hands on your hips. Bounce your body up and down on your heels. On the out breath vocal a series of rapid HUH, HUH sounds (as in the word hug). Feel your abdominal muscles tightening as you make the sound. Focus the sound into your hip/pelvic area. Rest

HO

Place your hands on your belly. Bounce up and down on your heels. On the out breath utter a series of rapid HO, HO sounds (as in the word holy). Feel your abdominal muscles tightening as you make the sound. Focus the sound in your belly area. Rest

HA

Place your hands on your chest. Bounce your body on your heels. On the out breath vocal a series of rapid HA, HA sounds (as in the word happy). Focus the sound in your chest/heart area. Feel your heart muscles vibrating with the sound. Rest.

HEH

Place your hands on or near your throat. Bounce your body by lifting your heels. on the out breath vocal a series of rapid HEH, HEH sounds (as in the word heaven). Focus the sound in your throat. Rest.

HEE

Bounce your body on your heels. On the out breath vocal a series of rapid HEE HEE sounds (as in the word Heal). Raise your arms above the head as you make the sound. Focus the sound at the top of your head. Rest

FLOW

Use all five sounds at random moving from one sound to another in no particular order. Keep the body moving. When you have finished laughing up and down your body, lie down and rest.

Once you really start laughing its a good idea to keep stamping your feet to keep you grounded and stop getting too light hearted.

If you have enjoyed your Happiness Yoga check out this video we did at The Edinburgh Fringe How TO Laugh More.

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JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: LAUGHING WHETHER FORCED OR NATURAL HAS EXACTLY THE SAME EFFECT ON OUR ENDORPHINS. TRY IT…..AND OFTEN. COME ON GUYS LETS HAVE AGOOD LAUGH TOGETHER !

Mwah mwah

JOJO XXXXXX

MIDWEEK MANTRA : RIP QUEEN ELIZABETH II

THOUGHTS, INSPIRATION OR TASKS TO REJUVENATE AND LIFT YOUR SPIRITS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

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WALLOW IN SORROW

AFTER THE LAST TWO WEEKS WITH THE PASSING OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II MANY OF YOU MAY STILL FEEL GRIEF STRICKEN AND LOST. YOU MAY FEEL AS THOUGH YOU LOST YOUR ANCHOR IN LIFE OR FEEL YOU CANNOT ACCEPT CHANGE.

WELL IT IS NOT OFTEN THAT YOU HEAR THIS FROM ME, OR ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER. OUR MIDWEEK MANTRA IS FOCUSSED ON STAYING POSITIVE AND FIGHTING ANY NEGATIVE NOTIONS IN YOUR MIND. BUT I FEEL THAT INCREASINGLY WE ARE SURROUNDED BY MEDIA AND “EXPERTS” THAT ARE CONTINUALLY TELLING US ITS BAD TO FEEL DOWN AND WE ARE BEING FED AN IDEALISED WORLD WHERE WE ARE ONLY WORTHY IF WE ARE SMILEY AND POSITIVE.

BUT LIFE IS A ROLLERCOASTER (THANKS RONAN FOR THAT ONE !!) A SERIES OF UPS AND YES DOWNS AND WE CAN ONLY RECOGNISE THE UPS BY ACKNOWLEDGING THE DOWNS TOO.

SO THIS WEEK I WANT YOU TO EMBRACE THE IDEA THAT FEELING LOW OR SAD ON ANY GIVEN DAY IS OKAY AND IS IN FACT TOTALLY NORMAL. IT WOULD BE ABNORMAL TO NEVER FEEL DOWN.

THE NEXT DAY YOU FEEL LOW TOTALLY EMBRACE IT . ACKNOWLEDGE HOW YOU FEEL . DO NOTHING BUT …..WALLOW. DONT FIGHT IT , FEEL IT !

JOJO STYLELIST TIP: SADNESS IS NORMAL BUT IF YOU ARE FEELING SAD FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD AND FOR NO IDENTIFIABLE REASON. THEN SEEK HELP AND TALK TO SOMEONE.

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXXX

MIDWEEK MANTRA : 12 MANTRAS TO SOLVE THE HAPPINESS COMPLEX

Your weekly catch up on all things positive to help strengthen your mental health, give the mind a workout and get you though life one week at a time.

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Each week I concentrate on the following 12 mantras but today I am giving you a bumper edition. 12, yes 12 mantras , just one word to focus on . Take one word for each week and make it your own whatever this word means to you and how you can incorporate the thinking into your life. 12 weeks will take you up to Christmas ( yes I said the C word , I wanted you to hear it here first ) so think of this as the advent calendar of happiness. Please notice there is no mantra for money. But with these 12 core values money you will see is not an indicator of happiness it is a short term motivator. Of course we need enough to pay the bills but is not a solution to happiness by concentrating on the following you may find that money flows to you anyway.

  • GRATITUDE
  • KINDNESS
  • PURPOSE
  • JOY
  • AWARENESS
  • FORGIVENESS
  • MINDFULNESS
  • AUTHENTICITY
  • POSITIVITY
  • LOVE
  • COMPASSION
  • PASSION

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXX

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP : By ensuring these 12 mnatras exist in your life is the ket to happiness not just in your own soul but for those who you share your life with too. Lets practise together and trust the ripple effect to make the world a happier place .

MIDWEEK MANTRA : FORGIVENESS

Your weekly club to help strengthen your mental health and develop positivity in your outlook for the rest of the week. Call in each week to this post to lift your spirits and help you to be your own therapist through tasks , mantras, ideas or just chat.

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I think we probably all have someone in our life that have been bad to us or let us down. We probably feel deep anger and disappointment in these people we trusted and let into our lives. Why didn’t they treat us the way with the courtesy and kindness we showed them. The feelings get deep routed into our psyche more than we know and it impacts our other relationships and existing and future friendships.

Today I want you to practice letting go of regret, guilt, or resentment and to start making space for forgiveness, happiness , it is time to set yourself free.

Remember this exercise is about you not the other person . The other person has the problem not you. Forgiving them does not necessitate you talking to them this is about the relationship with yourself.

However if you feel the need to make yourself heard in order to heal. Then arrange to have a conversation with this person.

If you miss the person and want to repair the relationship then write a letter / e mail to this person and SEND it giving them time to digest your feelings without interruption or argument. After reflection you may find you contributed to the situation that arose. So, explore this.

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXX

JOJO’s STYLELIST TIP:Both forgiveness of others or self forgiveness is extremely cathartic it is all about controlling ones own mind and feelings in order to heal oneself in order to move forward and find freedom.

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