JoyQ Blog

October 3, 2016

Hello beautiful friends,

Today's blog is all about joy (not surprisingly!). 

Recently I've been asked several times what is 'JoyQ' about and what does the ‘Q’ stand for anyway? 

So today I'm going to answer these questions and let you take the JoyQ test.  

The ‘Q’ of JoyQ comes from the expression “IQ”, meaning Intelligence Quotient or similarly ‘EQ’, which stands for Emotional Intelligence Quotient. So by calling my workshop and mentoring sessions ‘JoyQ’, what I’m inferring is that…

Through my services I help...

February 18, 2016

Hello beautiful friends,

GO PLAY… BE DARING

Happy New ‘Fire Monkey’ Year! We’ve just entered the Chinese New Year and guess what? It’s my year. I was born (a while ago) in the year when the fire element and the monkey got together making for a dangerous but exciting combination of high energy, fun, adventure and passion.

But all that excitement isn’t just for me. We can all use the energy of this year to step up and out of the ordinary and create something new and wonderful especially and MOST IMPORTANT...

October 21, 2014

Hello beautiful friends,

Below you’ll find details of my upcoming JoyQ Course and Workshop starting very soon and to inspire you to join me, I’m talking today about a great “Truth”, i.e. the paradox, that to find JOY we need to cultivate inner peace.

The key to experiencing a natural flow of JOY from within is in first creating the fertile ground of inner peace. 

Well it’s quite obvious isn’t it, that if you have a great deal of angst, stress, inner turmoil and conflict going on, then clearly it will be difficult to access...

September 26, 2014

Hello beautiful friends,

As we’re getting older and the decades are mounting up, it’s easy to be complacent about, or to accept as true, the idea that our bodies will become less flexible and more uncomfortable and that our minds will become more set in our attitudes, beliefs and behaviour.

Well I don’t believe it. I won’t believe it. And everything that’s happening to me is telling me differently (and I’m not alone if ‘granny’ above is any indication… that’s an impressive peacock pose!)....

June 5, 2014

Yes you CAN meditate…

Hello beautiful friends,

Would you like more peace of mind and JOY in your heart… less stress and anxiety?


Want to learn to meditate once and for all?


In this blog I put some widely held myths about meditation to rest and reveal the essence of meditation and if you’re ready to enhance your life with greater calmness and contentment then join me for the next JoyQ Retreat. All details including dates at the website.

The Myth of Meditation

I’d like a dollar for every time I’ve heard the line… “I’ve tried...

January 26, 2014

Hello beautiful friends,

Feelings are like waves, we can’t stop them coming but we can learn how to surf.

Well it’s late January already and the year is in full swing. What’s this year looking like for you? Are you sticking to New Years’ resolutions? Do you have a plan? Or are you just taking it one day at a time?


Whatever’s happening there’s one thing I know for sure.

Whatever you do in life is going to be easier and turn out so much better when you feel good inside.

Feeling is actually the reason why we do everything in...

January 20, 2014

Hello beautiful friends,

Imagine what it would be like to wake up every day with JOY in your heart...

feeling empowered and free to be all of yourself.

Wouldn’t it be nice to be calm and JOYful and ...

feel that life is a pleasure to live every day? 

Do you crave to be free of restless and incessant thoughts and find peace of mind?

Would you like to manage your emotions with ease and face lifes’ challenges feeling calm and centered?

Or do you know that there’s so much more to you, but you just can’t find a way to release the bondag...

August 23, 2013

Hello beautiful friends,

JOY, it’s something we can all relate to isn’t it? Or is it? Does uninhibited laughter bubble out of you? Do frequent attacks of smiling interrupt your day? Are you happy for no good reason? Or does a dark cloud of worry, pessimism or fear hang over you and take the zing out of your ‘happy’?

There was a time when I failed the ‘JOY Test’ in psychotherapy! I sailed through ‘Crying’ with a higher distinction and blitzed ‘Angry’ but I just couldn’t convince the judges that I could do JOY! True story. You d...

October 25, 2012

Hello beautiful friends,

You’ve probably all heard the statement:-

 If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.

When we’re feeling stressed and are faced with an issue or a challenge, we often try to work it out by throwing everything at it that we know from our past.

We may also try so hard to resolve the issue that we build up a lot of stress and tension in the process.

For a while this may work and we can carry this stress. But you may come to a time when what you know doesn’t work anymo...

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