MIDWEEK MANTRA : STOP JUDGING

YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION AND POSITIVITY TO UPLIFT YOUR SPIRITS AND RESTORE MENTAL HEALTH AFTER A DEMANDING WEEK !

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TODAYS POWERFUL THOUGHT IS TO FOCUS ON ON WHO AND WHY WE JUDGE OTHERS. VERY OFTEN IT HAS TO DO WITH OURSELVES RATHER THAN THE OTHER PEOPLE WHOM WE ARE CRITICIZING. MAYBE WE SEE OURSELVES IN THE ACTIONS OF OTHERS. OR MAYBE IT MAKES US FEEL RIGHTEOUS WHEN OTHERS FAIL.

ITS MUCH HARDER TO REFLECT ON OUR OWN NEGATIVE QUALITIES WHEN OUR THOUGHTS ARE CONSUMED WITH THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF OTHER PEOPLE.

ITS A HEAVY BURDEN TO BEAR CONSTANTLY JUDGING AND SEEKING OUT ONLY NEGATIVE. THERE MAYBE A REASON FOR THAT PERSONS BEHAVIOUR BASED ON EXPERIENCES THAT DIFFER FROM YOUR OWN.

SO RIGHT NOW SPEND A FEW MINUTES :

  1. LIST YOUR OWN NEGATIVE QUALITIES AND FOCUS ON ONE OR TWO THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE. OR A RECURRING PATTERN THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BREAK.
  2. DETERMINE HOW YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR RESPONSE TO THE PERSON AND SITUATION INSTEAD OF JUDGING. THINK ABOUT A PARTICULAR SITUATION WHERE YOU ARE BRINGING A LOT OF JUDGEMENT TO THE TABLE. WHAT IS ONE WAY YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR RESPONSE TO THIS PERSON.
  3. FIND A POSITIVE IN THE SITUATION OR ABOUT THE PERSON.
  4. LET IT GO !

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXX

JOJO STYLELIST TIP: VERY OFTEN WHEN WE ARE JUDGING SITUATIONS WE BECOME STRESSED AND ANGRY AND CREATE CONFLICT WITH OTHERS. IT IS MUCH EASIER TO CHANGE YOUR RESPONSE TO THE ACTION THAN CHANGE THE OTHER PERSONS BEHAVIOUR. PRACTISE THIS DAILY FOR A MORE HARMONIOUS LIFE !

MIDWEEK MANTRA

INSPIRING YOU TO BE YOUR BEST SELF WITH MOTIVATIONAL MESSAGES AND TASKS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK X

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

HI EVERYONE ! I JUST RETURNED FROM LUNCH WITH A GORGEOUS AND MENTALLY AGILE FRIEND OF MINE NOW IN HER LATE SEVENTIES. LIZZY WAS TELLING ME ABOUT A WONDERFUL GROUP OF FRIENDS SHE MEETS WITH AND THEY HAVE SET UP A GROUP CALEED “WHAT THE PAPERS SAY”.

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THEY MEET ON A WEEKLY BASIS AND EACH FRIEND BRINGS A CUTTING FROM THE NEWSPAPERS THAT WEEK OF AN INTERESTING ARTICLE TO DISCUSS. IT CAN BE AN AMUSING ARTICLE OR A BUSINESS/POLITICAL (ALTHOUGH ANY BREXIT TALK IS BANNED) ARTICLE. ANYTHING THAT CAN PROVOKE DISCUSSION AND DEBATE. THIS KEEPS THEM ALL INFORMED BUT ALSO KEEPS THEM MENTALLY ASTUTE. RATHER THIS THEN JUST MEETING TO DISCUSS TRIVIALITIES OR IN HER WORDS KNITTING PATTERNS AND DWELLING ON AGEING HEALTH ISSUES.

THIS WEEKLY MEET UP REALLY WORKS FOR THESE GIRLS BUT IT GOT ME THINKING THAT THIS WOULD WORK FOR ALL AGES. SO I WANTED TO PASS THIS GREAT IDEA ON TO YOU.

SO THIS WEEK, TRY IT ONCE AND SEE HOW IT GOES. CHOOSE A DISCUSSION GROUP OF MAYBE 6 FRIENDS TO BRING AN INTERESTING ARTICLE FROM THE PAPERS OR A MAGAZINE TO DISCUSS. HAVE A REAL CONVERSATION ABOUT REAL ISSUES. BE YOUR OWN LOOSE WOMEN/MEN PANEL, HAVE FUN WITH IT AND FEEL PART OF IT. STIMULATE YOUR MIND TOGETHER YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD !!! BUT REMEMBER TO LISTEN AND RESPECT EACH OTHERS POINT OF VIEW.

Choose a Fun Social Environment for Your Discussion

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP MAKING YOUR GROUP A MIX OF AGES, RACE AND GENERATIONS COULD BE EVEN MORE INTERESTING . MY FRIENDSHIP GROUP ENCOMPASSES MANY GENERATIONS AND RACE. I LEARN SO MUCH FROM THEM ALL.

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXXX

LIFESTYLE: DISCOVER A SOUNDBATH MEDITATION

Many of you are reporting that you are not sleeping well or have anxieties due to the current Covid 19 disruption in our lives. As one of the leading Sound Healing Therapists and a member of the College of Sound Healing (COSH) and also the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT)I am a massive advocate of the benefits of soundbaths for meditation and healing. So I thought I would share one of my Soul Junk-e videos with you. Try to listen through headphones for maximum benefit but it will work just as well without.

So, grab a mat, a pillow and a blanket and all YOU have to do is let the sounds wash over you while you lie there. No more commitment required !

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: BEGIN WITH 2 0R 3 SOUNDBATHS A WEEK FOR 3 WEEKS THEN WEEKLY WILL BE ENOUGH TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM BENEFIT. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING A MORE RELAXED REJUVENATED YOU !

MWAH MWAH XXXXX

JOJO XXXXXX

MIDWEEK MANTRA : REFLECTIONS

FEELING DOWN AND LETHARGIC ? WE ARE HERE TO CHANGE YOUR OUTLOOK ON LIFE AND ITS TRUE BEAUTY. TUNE INTO OUR WEEKLY CLUB OF INSPIRATION, FOCUS AND POSITIVITY TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS AND GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK.

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What Do You REALLY See ?

In Jay Shettys Think Like A Monk (Thorsens £14.99 ) he lists four common regrets that people have as they approach the end of their life.

Imagine your last moment on earth which can be seen as your greatest reflection point on everything that is leading up to it.

The most common regrets people express are:

I wish I had expressed my love to the people I care about

I wish I had not worked so much.

I wish I had taken more pleasure in life.

I wish I had done more for other people.

So TODAY reflect on these questions and do not wait until your dying day make the changes now. Lead a more purposeful, service based and meaningful life. Next time you look in the mirror you hopefully will see the person you want to be right here right now.

MWAH MWAH XXX

JOJO X

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE . NO REGRETS.

FOOD : 3 JUICES YOU NEED RIGHT NOW !

THE HEALTHY COCKTAIL

If like me you like to go light on the alcohol, and particularly as you get older you require less as it seems to affect you more (or is it just me) than this one is for you. I love a good night out or a long lunch but I don’t always want to consume lots of alcohol but none of the non alcoholic alternatives excite. I hate gassy drinks so mixers are out and I hate syrupy sugary cocktails loaded with calories. This ‘Mocktail’ is healthy , cooling and absolutely delicious. Most barmen have a blender and these 3 ingredients behind the bar and how cool is it you can create your own AND stay sober AND keep your good looks.

Cucumber > mint>lime>lots of ice and a smidge of honey to sweeten.

Blend

Cucumber Cooler

THE WATER RETENTION ELIMINATOR

This your ‘go to’ juice when you have a big event coming up or just experiencing bloating. Twice a day for 3 days maximum.

Celery.> parsley >lemon juice>cold green tea> ice

Blend

Get Rid of Puffiness and Bloating

THE MENOPAUSE MIX

The two juices above are as and when you require the solution but the Menopause Mix I genuinely mix up every morning and I would thoroughly recommend for the 50+ every ingredient serves its purpose.

Greek 0% yogurt- calcium for healthy bones and teeth

Blueberries-

Collagen powder- I use marine collagen (by Vital Proteins))> Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. Better bone health and skin.

Flax Oil- contains phytoestrogens which can help reduce hot flushes and keep the joints lubricated.

Chia Seeds- High in Omega 3 healthy fats and protein and can also reduce appetite by keeping you feeling full.

Ashwagandha Powder -this herb can control hormone fluctuations as it works on the endocrine system and can help with mod swings and metabolism.

Pineapple- add for sweetness as is also a hormone regulator . Rich in polyphenols and vitamin c and is a powerful anti oxidant and detoxifier.

Menopause Mix Add More Ingredients Depending On your Symptoms……cheers !

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: TO BLEND YOUR DAILY JUICES AND CLEANSES I USE THE NUTRI NINJA PROFESSIONAL, 900 WATTS DOES THE JOB PERFECTLY £49.99 SharkNinja

MWAH MWAH XXXX

JOJO X

MIDWEEK MANTRA: A POWERFUL THOUGHT

A WEEKLY CATCH UP TO SEE HOW YOU ARE FEELING ? NEED AN EXTRA DOSE OF INSPIRATION, POSITIVITY AND IDEAS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK. CHECK IN HERE EVERY WEDNESDAY TO THE MIDWEEK MANTRA CLINIC.

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OKAY THIS WEEK I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU A WEEK OFF FROM TASKS AND EXERCISES.

BUT I WANT TO GIVE YOU A POWERFUL THOUGHT:

IT IS BETTER TO BE A FLAWED PERSON WHO KNOWS THEY ARE FLAWED. THEN A RIGHTEOUS PERSON WHO KNOWS THEY ARE RIGHTEOUS. THE FORMER AT LEAST HAS ROOM AND POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH THE LATTER DOES NOT.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP:IT IS IMPORTANT TO ALWAYS ALLOW ROOM FOR A LITTLE GROWTH….AND A LITTLE HUMILITY !

MWAH MWAH. XXXXX

JOJO. X

MIDWEEK MANTRA: TODAY YOU CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

THOUGHTS, POSITIVITY AND INSPIRATION IN OUR WEEKLY CATCH UP TO GET YOU THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK. JOIN OUR CLUB TODAY. SUBSCRIBE BELOW AND GET THE WEEKLY MANTRA DELIVERED TO YOUR IN BOX EVERY WEDNESDAY.

ONE THING YOU CAN DO TODAY TO CHANGE SOMEONES MENTAL HEALTH

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ENCOURAGING WORDS CAN BE A LIFELINE FOR SOMEONE DROWNING IN SELF ABUSE. WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE WHEN WE FEEL THE WORLD IS GUNNING FOR US AND WE ARE SUFFERING ,SO WE ALL KNOW THE RIGHT WORDS AT THE RIGHT TIME CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE.

SO , TODAY, TELL THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE WHAT THEY MEAN TO YOU, HOW MUCH YOU APPRECIATE WHO THEY ARE…….AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING RIGHT.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: WE TEND TO SWITCH OUR FOCUS FROM THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GETTING IT RIGHT IN OUR LIVES TO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE AFFECTING US FOR THE WRONG REASONS. SO SWITCH YOUR FOCUS BACK TO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE SUPPORTING YOU CONSISTENTLY AND QUIETLY, WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU THANKED THEM ?

MWAH MWAH. XXXX

JOJO X

MIDWEEK MANTRA

YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, POSITIVITY AND MENTAL EXERCISE TO GIVE YOUR MIND PAUSE FOR THOUGHT AND GET YOU THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

GOING FOR GOLD

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IF YOU HAVE BEEN AS ADDICTED TO THE OLYMPICS OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS AS I HAVE, YOU WILL KNOW IT IS THE FINISH THAT COUNTS. GETTING OVER THAT LINE. IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE WINNING THOUGH IT IS A MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT JUST TO FINISH. BE STRONG AND FOCUSSED ENOUGH TO COMPLETE WHAT YOU START.

TODAY TAKE A LOOK AT THE TASKS AND PROJECTS THAT YOU HAVE LEFT UNCOMPLETED AND CHOOSE ONE TO COMPLETE TODAY !

JUST COMPLETING THE JOB NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL CAN REALLY LIFT YOUR SPIRITS AND IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH. A REAL SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT IN FINALLY COMPLETING OUTSTANDING TASKS IS GETTING OVER THAT FINISH LINE IN YOUR OWN PERSONAL RACE.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP:MAKE LISTS AND GET IT DONE ! BE A WINNER !

MWAH MWAH. XX

JOJO XXXX

MIDWEEK MANTRA:DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT

YOUR WEEKLY CLUB OF INSPIRATION, POSITIVITY AND TASKS TO UPLIFT YOU, STRENGTHEN YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AND JUST GET YOU THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK !

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OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS WE PROBABLY HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE DISCONNECTED FROM SOCIETY. BUT AS WE ARE ALL NOW LIVING LIFE PRETTY MUCH TO THE FULL AGAIN. BUT THERE ARE MANY LESSONS TO BE LEARNED BY BEING LOCKED DOWN FOR SUCH A LONG PERIOD AND DEALING WITH ALL THE ADVERSITY THAT LIFE THREW AT US DURING THIS PERIOD. SOME OF US FLOURISHED AND FOR OTHERS IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT. BUT ONE THING IS FOR SURE WE ALL LEARNED A LOT ABOUT OURSELVES AND ALSO GAVE US A N OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE WITH LESS AND DE CLUTTER DEADWOOD FROM OUR LIVES AND HOMES.

SO BEFORE YOU RUSH HEADLONG BACK TO THE CHAOS OF NORMAL LIFE SPEND SOME TIME TODAY REFLECTING ON THE POSITIVES THAT CAME OUT OF BEING DETACHED FOR THIS PERIOD.

WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF ?

WHO WAS THERE FOR YOU DURING THIS PERIOD ? WHO WAS NOT?

WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW?

CHANGES THAT NEED TO BE MADE IN YOUR LIFE?

REWORKING YOUR WORK/HOME LIFE BALANCE ?

APPRECIATION OF NATURE ?

APPRECIATION OF CULTURE THEATRE, ART GALLERIES, GREAT RESTAURANTS ?

MORE TIME FOR YOUR CHILDREN, FRIENDS,HUSBAND,LOVER ?

CONTINUE TO COOK HEALTHY MEALS AND KEEP UP THAT DAILY WALK ?

CHOOSE THE LIFE YOU NOW WANT TO LIVE. SOMEHOW IN THE WAKE OF THIS PANDEMIC LIFE SEEMS MORE COLOURFUL, FREEDOM IS SOMETHING TO TREASURE AND LIFE IS SOMETHING TO VALUE SO LIVE YOURS WITH INTENTION FROM TODAY !

MWAH MWAH XXXXXX

JOJO X

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: DO NOT WASTE THE LESSONS THAT THIS PANDEMIC HAS TAUGHT YOU REFLECT, REINVENT AND LIVE YOUR LIFE IN A BETTER WAY THAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD. RECONNECT STRONGER THAN BEFORE.

MIDWEEK MANTRA:THIS WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF EXERCISES FOR THE MIND. YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL THINGS INSPIRATIONAL AND POSITIVITY TO UPLIFT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH FOR THE WEEK AHEAD.

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GRATITUDE

OKAY OKAY I KNOW I GO ON ABOUT BEING GRATEFUL BUT I CAN TOTALLY GUARANTEE YOU THAT THIS IS THE ONE THING WHEN PRACTISED ON A DAILY BASIS CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO YOUR MENTAL HEALTH. I DO IT AND IT WORKS. MANY OF MY CLIENTS HAVE DISCOVERED THIS TOO.

IF GRATITUDE WAS A PILL WE WOULD BE PAYING A FORTUNE FOR IT. IF A DOCTOR TOLD YOU HE COULD IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IN ONE WEEK AND IT IS GUARANTEED YOU WOULD BE RUSHING TO THE CHEMISTS.

THIS IS THE MOST PRODUCTIVE ACTION FOR CONTENTMENT.

WE HAVE TALKED OVER MANY YEARS OF KEEPING A GRATITUDE JOURNAL WRITING 3 THINGS EVERY MORNING THAT YOU ARE GRATEFUL IN YOUR LIFE SO HOPEFULLY MANY OF YOU ARE TAKING THIS ON BOARD.

BUT TRY SPEAKING IT OUT LOUD. IF YOU ARE FEELING VERY LOW AND ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY THINKING OF THINGS TO BE GRATEFUL FOR HERE IS A PRAYER/MANTRA TO BE RECITED OUT LOUD EVERY MORNING THIS WEEK UPON WAKING. THIS WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND SET AND STRENGTHEN YOUR NEURAL PATHWAYS AND INCREASE ENDORPHINS IN YOUR BRAIN. REALLY FEEL THE PRAYER AS YOU SAY IT OUT LOUD.

GRATITUDE PRAYER

THANK YOU FOR THE SUN RISING EVERY MORNING SO I CAN SEE THE FACES OF THE PEOPLE THAT LOVE ME AND FOR THE THE STRANGERS WHO REFLECT MY SMILE BACK AT ME AND THE WARMTH IT PROVIDES TO GROW THE SEEDS TO NOURISH MY BODY.

THANK YOU FOR THE SUN SETTING EVERY NIGHT ALLOWING ME TO REST AND NOURISH MY BODY AND MIND AND ALLOWING ME TO RECONNECT WITH MY SUBCONSCIOUSNESS,

THATS IT ! SOMETHING WE CAN ALL RELATE TO. TRY IT. EVERYDAY. OUT LOUD.

MWAH MWAH XXX

JOJO X

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: I HAVE KEPT A GRATITUDE JOURNAL FOR 7 YEARS AND IT DOES PUT EVERYTHING INTO PERSPECTIVE. IF THERE IS ONE THING TO CHANGE YOUR OUTLOOK IN LIFE AND MAINTAIN POSITIVITY THIS IS IT. YOU ONLY KNOW IF YOU TRY IT AND SEE IF IT WORKS FOR YOU TOO !!!!