Fed up of being single or having shit dates? Already dreading Christmas dinner this year when all your relatives will ask
Hannah Jane Thompson is a mindfulness meditation success coach & journalist studying at the Oxford University Centre for Mindfulness. She coaches women who suspect they could benefit from mindfulness meditation, but have never been able to make it work for them, to harness its power to improve their stress, anxiety, self-esteem, body-confidence, relationships, and career success.
I found my first business coach, who helped me on the path towards setting up my own business, and who finally gave me permission to say, "You know what, yes, this job is great on paper, but I want MORE, and I want it differently, and I don't give a fuck who knows it".
13/11/2017 11:08 GMT
They say that those of us who are always running late or on deadline are more creative and optimistic than our punctual friends, and I'd be happy to simply accept that, if I meant that I wasn't continually rushing around wondering how on earth a apparently ten-minute task managed to take up one full hour.
31/10/2017 09:52 GMT
Meditation stopped me feeling unlovable and unloved, and like an embarrassing failure, to truly finding my self-confidence, figuring out what I wanted to do with my life, questioning my negativity, and meeting a brand new partner, helping me become happier than I ever dared imagine.
26/10/2017 13:05 BST
Everyone and his dog meditates now, don't ya know? What started off as an esoteric practice associated with gurus and hippies has now become so cool and commonplace that you can carry it around on your new shiny iPhone and talk about it freely on a night out.
18/10/2017 13:14 BST
Despite being a love coach myself, who truly believes in the positive power of looking forward not back, I also know that there is immense value in stopping with the damn goals, just for a second. I know, SACRILEGE. But hear me out.
11/10/2017 11:03 BST
Putting Yourself Out There Or Trying To Change Your Life? Here's How To Ditch The Critics And Thrive
1. Find real-life friends who have what you want - such as a successful new business, or a happy relationship - and ask them how they did it, and believe them. Spend less time with people who bring you down.
07/09/2017 13:43 BST
Yet another wasted date with a loser, a guy who didn't look anything like their photo, or worse - someone who seemed perfect on paper but in reality, another evening with them makes you feel like chewing your own arm off?
05/09/2017 11:08 BST
BUT, enacting these dreams in real life - especially the one where you go round to their place and calmly explain why they've got it wrong, beautiful tears rolling down your cheeks so they see what they've been missing all along - is NOT, I repeat, NOT, a good idea.
25/08/2017 11:44 BST
The biggest lessons I learnt there had nothing to do with History. Sorry, Dr. Supervisor, I guess all your fears about me were correct. On A-levels results day, to those high-achieving students with serious Imposter Syndrome, I have nothing but the following to offer.
18/08/2016 14:21 BST
Pro-choice? No. Just pro-half of humanity. Abortion is never anyone's first choice. But it should always be an option if the worst happens. The idea that I would have nowhere to turn had one of my tests shown up two red lines, fills me with such pale and skin-crawling horror that I can barely even contemplate it.
27/03/2016 20:51 BST
I was particularly affronted to be greeted with this monstrosity of an advert on my daily commute this morning. Funny, I thought I was just minding my own business in my usual spot on the London Underground Jubilee line platform. But NOPE, actually I should be PERMANENTLY stressing over whether my body is "beach ready". Duh.
24/04/2015 11:24 BST
The key thing here? They're all people. The same damn rules apply. Treat others how you want to be treated. Everyone has flaws, successes, insecurities, passions, and issues. Some people's are just more visible. My boyfriend may not have all his limbs or fingers, but he's still a whole human being. That won't ever change.
17/02/2015 17:38 GMT