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MGS 14 – Optimism

Power up your positive!

Living on the bright side is way better for our wellbeing than we might realise. Episode 14 is about how to bring our force for good to the fore.

Further reading:

Feeling positive really is good for us, as being optimistic can help us combat heart disease.

Despite her own hardships, Helen Keller wrote extensively about seeing positivity in the world.  Her essay on Optimism, written in 1903, is well worth a read. Here’s a quote to get you started:

“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven for the human spirit.” ~ Helen Keller

Martin Seligman is known as the father of Positive Psychology. He has written several books on optimism and happiness. I found his book ‘Learned Optimism’ particularly helpful as a learning tool during a turning point in my life.

Remember, there’s no such thing as half full or half empty … our cup is always FULL of hope and possibility.

As always, be brave, think big, stand tall.

Cheers, Mich

MGS 13 – Confidence

It’s all about ‘Can’…

It’s within our power to manage our confidence. We do it by matching our beliefs to our actions.

In this week’s episode of Mini Growth Sessions, I share three steps we can use to build and exercise our confidence.

Further reading:

If we know our weak points, then we can work on them…

  • Here’s a more detailed description of self-confidence, with  some super tips on how to develop it.
  • Research indicates that men tend to feel more confident than women. This article (and the video within) has some interesting insights.

Interested in the ‘grown up’ version of these for your company? Find out more here.

Until next time, be brave, think big, stand tall.

Cheers, Mich :)

MGS 11 – Cadence

Cadence is about achieving rhythm in your life

It is far better for us (and more realistic) than striving for the elusive work/life balance.

In episode 11, I reconnect with my inner Madonna and use a choice word to share my opinion on the hype around the elusive goal of creating “balance”. Sensitive viewers cover your ears, or if you’re ready to take charge,  then join me in creating a new movement!

If you want to find out more about cadence, I wrote a Medium post about it here.

You can watch more Mini Growth Sessions here . Or find out more about the ‘grown up’ version of these Growth Sessions here

Remember, be brave, think big, stand tall.

Cheers, Mich :)

MGS10 – Love

The thing about Love…

Looking after ourselves includes loving ourselves in spite of our flaws. To care for and support others well, we first need to have a love of ‘I’. Find out more in Episode 10.

Further reading…

You can watch more Mini Growth sessions here . Or find out more about the ‘grown up’ version of these here

Cheers, Mich x

MGS9 – Breathe

Breath is life…

Breathing is fundamental to our state of wellbeing. In episode 9, we explore how we can use breathing to change our mind and body for the better.

Practising conscious breath is one of the most effective ways to change your physiology and your emotional state. It starts with one inhale and one exhale.

You can watch more Mini Growth sessions here .

Or find out more about the ‘grown up’ version of Mini Growth Sessions here

Cheers, Mich :)

MGS8 – Move

A bit of rhythm and moves…

Our third fundamental self-care habit is all about the moves. In episode 8, I share quick ways to incorporate movement into your workdays.

This article highlights several reasons why movement trumps sedentary habits.

Now take your moves to the next level by getting in on some of this Madagascar ‘Move It’ action. You’ll thank me later.

You can watch more of these teeny videos here and find out more about the ‘grown up’ version of Mini Growth Sessions here.

Cheers, Mich :)

MGS7 – Eat

You are what you eat…

Becoming more aware of what we choose to put onto our forks is the topic of Episode 7. Nutrition is the second fundamental habit of good self-care. We need to learn how to master our forks like a Jedi masters ‘the force’.

I mentioned a few dietary styles you might not be familiar with:

  • Veganism is an ethical philosophy as much as a dietary preference.
  • Paleo focuses on our historical ‘caveman’ tendencies.
  • Pescatarians are fish eating veggies.

Healthier eating starts with awareness and choice.

  • Watch That Sugar Movie… to learn more about the effect of sugar on your system.
  • The documentary What The Health informs on how our current food system impacts on our health.

You can watch more of these Mini Growth Sessions here and find out more about the ‘grown up’ version of them here.

Cheers, Mich :)

MGS6 – Sleep

The Sleep Factor…

In episode 6, we head to Club Duvet to find out more about why sleep is one of our most important fundamental self-care habits.

As you’ll see, in true cheesy 70’s disco style, I’ve got all the moves!

There’s a lot of research out there about the side effects of poor sleep … here’s a few articles to help you improve your ZZZ skills:

The findings might seem scary but once you’re in the know, this helps you put your pillow first and sets you up for sweeter dreams.

You can watch more Mini Growth Sessions here and find out more about the ‘grown up’ version of them here.

Cheers, Mich :)

MGS5 – Self-Discipline

The Third Foundation Stone

Episode 5 of Mini Growth Sessions is about the importance of developing self-discipline and a training mindset.

In future Mini Growth Sessions, I’ll touch on ways to build good self-mastery practices around care, knowledge and discipline.

You can watch more of these teeny videos here and find out more about the grown up version of Mini Growth Sessions here.

Thanks for watching!

Cheers, Mich :-)

MGS4 – Self-Knowledge

The Second Foundation Stone

In episode 4 of Mini Growth Sessions, I touch on what happens when we get to know ourselves deep down.


In the next episode, I’ll cover the third and final foundation stone.

After that we’ll be diving into key aspects of each of them.

You can catch all of the Mini Growth Sessions here.

Until next time… be brave, think big, stand tall.

Cheers, Mich :)

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