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Why more people should get a mental health first aid qualification

Last week I was delighted to pass my mental health first aid qualification with the wonderful NewbyCore Consulting Limited I think it’s really important that more people take these courses to help those in need and…

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38 life lessons at 38

Last week, on the 10th of September, I turned 38.  It was a great day full of love, pamper and surprises.  The kids totally stole the show as always when they came to meet me…

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Why keeping it real is good for your health

Thank you so much for all the messages about my recent article, in sickness and in mental health. I am blown away by the feedback and delighted that it is helping to open up further…

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In sickness and in ‘mental health’ – 9 years married today

When you make vows, they often involve some form of ‘in sickness and in health’.  Little did I know when I stood in front of around 190 people to say them, that less than 9…

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Our trip to the Sheriff Muir Paradise Pools, Scotland

I had a lot of messages asking where we were swimming at the weekend.  My love of a good dip in cold, fresh water is still going strong.  There are SO many benefits to cold…

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Our trip to the Isle of Harris aka The Scottish Maldives

Lots of people have told me how amazing the isle of Harris is, so a visit was inevitable.  We managed to book a last minute trip at the end of July, just as lockdown started…

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A note for ‘Intense People’

Have you ever been called ‘too intense’?  I have.  The first time I remember it was 14 years ago when I was travelling around Australia.  It bothered me.  I took it personally.  These days, I…

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Keeping the mojo in check when you work in a creative role

I really enjoyed being interviewed by my good friend Donal Doherty, on his wonderful podcast.  Check the discussion out here. We spoke about looking after our mental health when working in a creative role and…

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My thoughts on Kayne West being Manic and signs to look for with loved ones

A friend had mentioned the recent chat about Kayne West being hypomanic.  I checked out the latest footage and it took me back to the time I was in that state myself.  It appears that…

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Clearing anxiety, emotions and trauma with Susan Watson

I spoke recently about my own emotions and trauma this year.  Whilst this video below is lighthearted, I went through some incredibly intense stuff.  I have enjoyed doing some speaking gigs and writing now that…

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Being productive despite crippling Anxiety

It was an honour to chat openly and deeply with Drew Carson on my podcast, time for a mojo injection (tune in on spotify here), where he talks about being productive despite living with crippling…

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We come one

‘These arms lack a purpose, flappin like a humming bird I’m nervous, cause I’m the left eye, you’re the right Would it not be madness to fight? WE COME ONE Faithless In 2004 I attended…

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Getting off the screens at home

Don’t get me wrong, sometimes screens are an absolute blessing, especially with two young kids after over 100 days of lockdown.  Silence can indeed be golden, in fact platinum. But since a lightbulb moment in…

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Keeping the mojo in lockdown

I gave a talk via zoom on resiliance last week to a team of around 130 people.  It was lovely to get some great feedback on this session, with another booking from a listener the…

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Jojo Fraser to become a Patron for Make 2nds Count Charity

I am delighted to become a patron for Make 2nds Count, you can read here to find out why I am so passionate about this amazing charity.  Make 2nds count was founded in 2018 by…

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Kindness is not weakness – Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

It’s mental health awareness week with the theme being kindness.  Like cream cheese frosting on carrot cake, you can never have too much kindness.  We need to spread it on thick. Being kind is an…

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Conversations with my psychiatrist – Jojo Fraser UNCUT

Image fromBeautiful Bairns Photography  Having been working hard to break the stigma of mental health since 2014, I would be an absolute fraud if I didn’t speak openly about my own recent experience.  I care…

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Are you carrying ‘stuff’ that isn’t yours? Podcast episode 92

I loved catching up with the lovely Jill Richie  on my podcast, time for a mojo injection.  You can tune in here on spotify or hop onto itunes and download.  I feel very proud that…

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Get out your old photos – lockdown 2020

Image fromBeautiful Bairns Photography  New research reveals Brits find looking back at photos more relaxing than meditating. Personally, I love a bit of both and it is lovely watching Bonnie enjoying looking through memories at…

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My burning star – a letter to the sun

I love basking in the power you have over me.  You slow me down.  You are addictive.  Even when I have a long list of things to do, you pull me in.  As that blast…

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2020 – One day at a time

There is no doubt that for many, 2020 has been a monster of a year so far.  I was chatting to a great friend on the phone earlier and he reminded me that it’s important…

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Recovery from mental illness – don’t be so hard on yourself

Don’t be so hard on yourself. Lots of people offered me this lovely advice earlier this week after a post I put out on Instagram to smash the stigma of mental illness, where I dubbed…

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Good Friday – a reminder to forgive

If the day Jesus died is now called Good Friday, then our worst days can be called good too. 

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How to slow your racing mind down?

At the moment, millions of minds are racing.  It’s a very strange time as we navigate through our new normal.  Your mental wellbeing has never been more important.  To slow down, we need to get…

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Are you an empath? Faith and Spiritual mental health

Are you what the world calls ‘an empath’?  For clarity, an empath is defined as: A person with the paranormal ability to perceive the mental or emotional state of another individual. I have been asked…

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When does being a dreamer and visionary become dangerous?

I have always been a huge dreamer and visionary.  This image below was a dream which I worked hard to make happen within around 16 months.  I had no doubt in my mind. I think…

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Coaching with Jojo Fraser – Reviews

Jojo comes to life when she is coaching and speaking on stage.  Here are some of her latest reviews: ‘Jojo is so down to earth yet really energising and motivating – it’s like talking to…

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Mania – What was real and what was the illness?

I am in recovery from my first ever manic episode.  I have asked myself what was real and what wasn’t.  The truth is, I may not know for some time and I can’t rush it. …

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Recovery from Mania and Hypomania

The past few months have been a blur. To be frank, the virus seems insignificant to me compared to the mental illness I had to fight. I was in denial for some time as I…

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Self love for survival – Jojo Fraser UNCUT

I work with a lot of incredible people and I adore seeing transformation.  I have a range of tools and mojo injections that I use.  It is important for me that we always keep it…

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Meditation for people who are wary and find it hard

I adore meditation but it takes practise.  The first time I tried it a few years ago, my mind felt so busy.  I had too much to do, it felt indulgent.  Now I get why…

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Move over January ‘guilt’ diets – Intuitive eating is where it’s at

I am slightly in love with this weeks podcast episode, 82 which you can tune into here, with the wonderful Gillian McCollum.  Gillian is an intuitive eating health coach and body positive yoga teacher based…

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Challenging learned behaviour in a gentle way

I love writing about my mistakes and lessons. But sometimes I worry that I can come across as ‘preachy’ with my content.  I want to be grounded and measured about topics I feel passionate about. …

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How to give off good energy and vibes?

  One of my most asked questions of 2019 was: ‘What is the mojo injection?’ I get it.  It sounds like a gimmick.  I like to have fun, because it is so important that we…

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What is love? Goals for 2020

Our 7 year old, Bonnie, was given a signed first edition copy of Heidi for Christmas from her Uncle David.  I’ll be frank, I was more excited about the gift than she was.  Heidi was…

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Uncut conversations with Claire from This Little House – do you need a creative outlet?

It has been a joy getting to know Claire from This Little House in 2019.  We share a love of fun, food, a great margarita and good old chat and of course SINGING.  Boy can…

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Are you a stingy listener? The art of really listening and why it matters

I remember years ago my Dad said to me ‘you are a great listener Jojo’.  It stuck with me.  We have two ears and one mouth for a reason, but sometimes listening can be difficult…

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Jump in – Not just a trampoline Park – Birthday Party Giveaway

Jump in has been one of my mantras for 2019, so when the wonderful team at Jump in trampoline park got in touch, I was all in.  Initially, we were invited to check the venue…

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Look a little closer – Happy 5th birthday to my little boy

Look a little closer, to the mundane of the day.  You will then begin to recognise the magic hasn’t gone away.  The labels and stories we carry, ‘help this Mum need’s gin?’ but parenthood can…

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Mental health tips for musicians and artists

Last month I recorded a podcast with Laura Williams aka ‘The Secret Inspirer’.  Laura is a belief coach who specialises in supporting people in the entertainment industry to believe in themselves , build resilience to…

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What’s so special about The Stockbridge Restaurant?

On Sunday we were invited to check out The Stockbridge Restaurant who are now offering a 2 or 3 course meal every Sunday for just £28/34 plus BYOB.  BYOB is charged £4 for wine and…

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My biggest lessons from 2019 so far

I would like to make clear that I am not getting too carried away just yet – we have two months left of this year.  But I feel an urge to share this right here,…

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Self Aware Leaders – why we need them more than ever

I loved last weeks podcast with Neil McLean, the Chief Executive of Social Enterprise Academy.  We spoke all about self aware Leadership, purpose, passion and wellbeing.  You can tune in here.  I found our conversation…

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Get your cape on – some motivational thoughts this Halloween

Halloween has got me thinking about capes.  We all have many capes hanging up, some that we are not even aware of.  I have been out trail running with my Hubs a fair bit recently. …

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Should people still have to ‘come out’?

I recorded two podcasts recently with awesome chaps here in Edinburgh who I met via good old Instagram.  Funnily enough, we covered the subject of ‘coming out’ and then a week later I found it…

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Finding your wellness and handling criticism with Burnout Coach Dr. Haidar Al-hakim

Last month I recorded a super interesting and inspirational podcast about finding your wellness, with author, international speaker, ophthalmic surgeon and burnout/mindset coach Dr. Haidar Al-hakim.  You can tune in here at episode 66.

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Mojo at 37 – My top tips from the past year to keep the mojo in check

Thank you SO much for all the birthday love, I was blown away yesterday by all the messages and story shares across social media.  I had a video sent to me last night from Create…

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The Sustainable Entrepreneurs who made me stop and really listen – Protect the planet and your time

A few months ago I was introduced to a couple via email called Céline and Zino, the founders of the sustainable and super portable ili laptop stand.  I had been informed that they are well…

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I don’t care how many followers you have on social media

Image by Ema Pruteanu My name is Jojo and I don’t care how many followers you have on social media.  I don’t care what your engagement is like, I care about how well you know yourself. …

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From 7 year itch to 8 year rash – Is your marriage worth fighting for?

From 7 year itch to 8 year rash – Is your marriage worth fighting for?  The truth is, only YOU know the answer to that.  Allow me to give some insight.  If you have followed…

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You will not be broken

I threw a mug not so long ago.  I threw it hard and it was full.  I like the mug, it has a pink flamingo on it with the words ‘you are awesome’, so go…

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A message to anyone holding onto something that is NOT their fault

I love the film Good Will Hunting, with the late Robin Williams and Matt Damon and there is an outstanding scene in it that gets me every time.  Four simple words are used: It’s not…

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My top 10 tips for coping with overwhelm – when the wheel of life puts you in a head spin

I have had a lot of messages lately about overwhelm.  This is something I often talk about, because we are fully aware that with the rapid developments in technology and how connected we have become…

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The chat that blew my mind – need a mojo injection? Wow

This weeks podcast (episode 57) gave me SO MUCH to think about but most importantly it got me thinking about our dreams.  First off, do you know what you want? That’s a great start.  I…

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Why do people who ‘have it all’ get depression and anxiety ? Important questions I want you to think about

In chapter one of my first book, I discuss the fact that people who have a ‘great life’ on paper are not immune from depression and anxiety.  These mental health conditions do not discriminate.  As…

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Express yourself, don’t suppress yourself – The Key to Connection

I think in songs.  I want to burst out in song right now.  ‘Express yourself’.  Don’t suppress yourself because it’s bad for your health.  I had an amazing podcast discussion with Nicola Humber, author of…

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Thoughts on Fathers Day – The Real You

The word Dad means a lot of different things to us all.  Perhaps your Dad is your hero and always will be.  Perhaps you have other role models and people you love and are thankful…

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How to feel more connected with those we love

Music has a huge impact on me, so when I go for a run, which I am trying to do a lot more of these days, some lyrics really stick with me.  This weeks mojo…

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The brain, gut connection – Inspiration and mental fitness for Healthy Eating Week

I am feeling very inspired this week when it comes to healthy eating which is apt given the fact it’s now officially National Healthy Eating week.  Where has my inspiration come from? Firstly, my podcast. …

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Tips for when a friend or family member is in danger of burnout

I feel very fortunate to have two sets of grandparents around, and with two young kids, it can be easy to take them for granted.   Any help with childcare is a blessing and I love…

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Why dance is important – Family Hip Hop classes in Edinburgh that will give you a mojo injection

I’ve met people over the years who tell me they don’t dance.  It makes me a bit sad.  Keep on dancing is one of my mantras for life.  For one, our bodies need to move…

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Thoughts on the Smacking Ban in Scotland and tips to tame the short fuse

This morning I spoke on BBC Radio about the smacking ban in Scotland.  Personally, I think a smacking ban is a step too far and could lead to extra pressure on parents who are merely…

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A great book for sports day season that promotes road safety to kids and adults

Last week, on the lead up to Bonnie’s sports day, we were kindly sent a book all about the famous Ziggy, the main character from a series of road safety story books aimed at nursery and…

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Body Image – Uncut Conversations with Daniel Euan Henderson for Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 #BeBodyKind

This week is important, crazy important.  It’s important for you reading this, it’s important for our future generations, it’s important for everyone.  The theme for mental health awareness week 2019 is Body Image – how…

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Tips to cope with hormones, PMS and PMDD with reproductive health expert Georgie McCulloch

I am fascinated by our hormones and the impact that they have on us. Some examples –

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Where does depression come from? Uncut conversations

Jojo,  I was reading your article about antidepressants which mentions talking therapy for those struggling with their mental health.  Surely for some, depression is just a chemical imbalance and no amount of talking can fix…

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Unwind and tighten the skin with the new Guinot Lift Summum Facial

Last week, to cram in a bit of chill amongst the school holiday madness, I went to check out the new Guinot Lift Summum Facial, which is launching at Chamomile Sanctuary next Thursday 25th.  I love…

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Why mindset training is taking over good old fashioned hard work

Last week I recorded a powerful podcast (episode 45) all about our mindset and mental health with Kaye Taylor, co founder of SK Chase. I felt lighter at the end of it and Kaye’s soothing…

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Uncut conversations with Jojo Fraser and Ruth Micallef – Antidepressants dull my sex drive and orgasm

Jojo, antidepressants dull my sex drive and orgasm and it sucks! I want to come off them but am not sure how safe it would be. This discussion comes up a lot.  We need to…

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The life changing benefits of Mindfulness and why we should all send compassion to our younger self

I have heard some negative comments in reference to mindfulness such as it’s ‘self-indulgent nonsense’ or ‘woo woo’, in other words unconventional with little or no scientific basis.  I wanted to see for myself and…

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Uncut conversations with Jojo Fraser and Ruth Micallef – Tempted to cheat on my long term partner

I get a lot of messages and I understand that many will experience the same issues.  With this in mind, what I would like to do is launch a series of blogs, with tips and…

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The benefits of wild swimming for our physical and mental health

I love being in the water and swim outdoors as often as possible.  Although the small print is that I do this in a heated pool that I call my Blue Lagoon. and yes you can…

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Luxury giveaway at my favourite Edinburgh Spa – Time for a screen detox Mojo Injection?

I write in my book about self-care being significantly underrated.  We need a small dose of it daily and sometimes we need to go all out and prioritise it for the majority of the day. …

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Mindfulness and Fun for all ages – Deep Sea World, Sharks and Flumes

Over the weekend, we set aside a full day to go out and explore.  Having a clear day excites me as it means there are no time restrictions, sometimes it can get pretty tiring running…

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What everyone should remember this Valentine’s Day and every single day

  I used to think there was this Prince that was going to rescue me and make my life complete.  Sometimes I would think to myself ‘I wonder what he looks like, I wonder what…

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How do we live with greater integrity? Time for a Mojo Injection

It can be hard to push the ego aside and tell the truth but integrity is a beautiful thing. One of the most memorable reviews I’ve had on amazon about my book to date came…

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When should we wear makeup and who are we wearing it for? – Mojo injection Giveaway with Caroline Stewart

When should we wear makeup and who are we wearing it for? I have collaborated with amazing humans in the past, discussing topics such as makeup and mental health.  Research shows that makeup can be…

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Childrens Mental Health Week 2019 – the truth about social media

Children’s mental health week is a fantastic opportunity for us to make lots of positive changes in schools.  We heard some disappointing news over the weekend that a large council in Scotland are cutting all…

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Bringing the Blue Lagoon to Scotland and the UK – Water and mindfulness

I have always wanted to go to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland and I am sure I will get there one day.  The closest I have been was in Reykjavik airport in 2001. We know…

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The 10 year challenge – how do we get better instead of bitter with age?

I have been enjoying seeing loads of images of the 10-year challenge across social.  I really love the idea that we get better, over bitter with age.  As we live longer, it can become very easy to become bitter as each new…

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Can a vision board change your life? Or is it all nonsense?

New Year’s Resolutions are WAY last decade, it’s all about the vison boards. Of course, many say that are all nonsense and could in fact be detrimental. As someone who loves to set goals, I…

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Is it time to raise your standards and turn off the mood hoover?

Working on our personal development changes our energy and our energy impacts everything. Self-Development is self-care and when we refuse to make time, it drains us.  Is it time to raise your standards?  Maybe it’s…

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Move over ‘mumpreneur’ let’s get focused with The Simplicity Concept

I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with some incredible women this year, who are smashing all gender stereotypes and showing that they can achieve amazing things.  It is really inspiring to see. …

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How to stop fearing rejection and start celebrating it

Rejection can be tough.  It hurts.  It can bruise our ego.  But here are the facts.  It will happen to us all.  Rejection is a normal part of life.  Not everyone will like you.  Not…

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How to be happy and successful as a working Mum with Kylie Reid Founder of EGG

Over the weekend I put out podcast episode 32, which features the super inspirational Kylie Reid, the founder of EGG, formally known as Edinburgh Gossip Girls.  You can tune in here.  It’s hard to believe…

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How to be the ultimate Mum Boss – an honest, uncut catch up with the amazing Vicki Psarias

What does the term ‘Mum Boss’ actually mean?  Can we have it all?  Can we have a healthy and exciting ambition and reach for our goals, whilst being a hands on Mum? I love the…

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How to be happy on a Monday despite the ‘sods law’ culture?

I am one of those annoying people who loves a Monday.  I know it goes against popular culture.  This morning I went to do an Insta story and the standard emoji available was a Monday…

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A letter to my son on his 4th birthday – how can we raise boys to be kind and happy feminists?

A taxi driver once told me that the bond between a Mother and her son is really quite special.  Lots of other people told me this too, but the way he said it really stuck…

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Matching Family Festive PJ’s that won’t break the bank

I was recently gifted some fab festive pj’s from Pyjamas.com. If you have followed my work for a while, you will know I adore Christmas and suck it all up like Piers Morgan and his ignorant…

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The stylist who edited my wardrobe like a boss and changed the way I shop for good

Have you ever worked with a stylist?  I’ll be frank, I could get used to it.  I had the opportunity to work with Diane of Styling by Diane this year.  Diane graduated from London College of Style…

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Living a life you love – Growth Mindset and Adaptive Narcassim 

In my book, I write about the fact we can all be a wasp or a butterfly.  I feel so strongly about this, that I had two butterflies added to my 2018 shoulder tattoo.  I…

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Fighting the cold this winter – my favourite products to keep my mojo in check

I have had a horrible cold for two weeks now but, as a busy working Mum, I have had no choice other than to get the chin up and bash on.  I am trying to…

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Why we need to work harder on our mojo in 2018 – Jojo’s Mojo Injection

Mojo, Mojo and more Mojo. That word brings music to my ears and not just because it rhymes with my name.  When people started dubbing me as ‘the mojo giver’ a few family members were worried…

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Mojo at 36? How I kept my mojo rocking for another year

Wow, just like that another year is complete.  I loved being 35 and I am sure that is down to all the lessons I shared with you all with my Mojo at 35 post last year.…

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All the goss including a podcast from the most magical book launch – Time for a Mojo Injection

I was doing an interview with the awesome Radio Forth earlier and I started feeling pretty emotional when they asked me about the book.  It has been a whirlwind of a few days and I…

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Order my book on amazon or Waterstones TODAY (published 18th August)

My book is now available for pre order on amazon right here and Waterstones right here A million thanks if you have pre ordered it so far – it really helps.  I cannot believe that the…

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My Lifestyle and mental health podcast has launched – WHAT A WEEK

I’m still in total shock in terms of all the messages I have had and all the support.  All I can say is thank you SO MUCH for encouraging me with this vision.  No more…

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New Lifestyle and Mental Health Podcast launches – Mummy Jojo UNCUT – Mojo injection

Hi guys, I am delighted to be officially launching my new podcast, Mummy Jojo UNCUT, Mojo injection  tomorrow on the 4th of June.  The book shall be published shortly after on 18th of August. The…

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Water and Wellness at Taymouth Marina – A Hidden gem in Scotland

Often when we discover a hidden gem, we like to keep it our little secret.  Well many of you will know that’s not how it works over here.  We are big on sharing.  I shared…

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Money, passion, time and value – please read with an open mind

Image by Paul Johnston Money and motivation I was asked recently if I ever pay for anything.  I get that a lot of people still don’t understand this career that is known to many as blogging. …

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Something just clicked ……..

10 years ago to this day I went on a first date.  I was feeling nervous and excited.  I hid it well. It was an incredible day.  Something just clicked.  We walked for miles, we…

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International day of happiness – Eat better, feel better

  Today is international day of happiness.  Can I get a whooop?  I think it is important to remember that the state of being happy is not permanent and that is life.  Yes, I work…

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Mindfulness for the mojo even when you are happy being busy A F

I have a confession.  You see, last week I wrote a very gushy post about parenthood and how magical kids are.  I meant every single word.  Kids are so magical.  I need to be clear…

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She thinks i’m wonderful – thoughts for Mother’s day Weekend 2018

She thinks i’m wonderful I often doubt myself when ‘perfect Mum’ starts whispering in that fragile mind of mine.  But no, not her.  She thinks i’m wonderful.  Perfect Mum told me to ‘play it cool,…

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Wagamama and wellness – healthy dishes that are a big hit with kids too

We were kindly invited along to Wagamama, who have recently partnered up with the mental health charity, Mind.  Two things I am mad for – good food and anything wellness related, so it was a…

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Self Care with beautiful hair – a date with Dean Jones, Bespoke Hair Edinburgh

I talk a lot about finding that mojo.  In fact, I am making it my mission this year to help others bring the mojo back.  Because it feels so good to be in full mojo. …

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Crumbs on the bed: the perfect couple?

I suck at maths and my parking skills are questionable but in terms of emotional intelligence, I am often bang on.  I have this people radar.  My hubs is the same.  It was part of…

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Is 35 the best age? Mid 30 Mojo

Research suggests that life is best for many when we hit our mid 30’s. I turned 35 at the weekend, so I shall give you my take on it.

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An IMPORTANT memo for busy parents

Calling all busy parents I want to share a few things with you, because I know a lot of you will be feeling like me.  You are busy.  Perhaps you are busy with a job…

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Tips to look after husband – 2017

Dinner Buy him some nice recipe books – Jamie Oliver has a new Christmas version out.  Pour yourself a much needed gin and tonic as he prepares the evening meal.  A happy, calm wife is…

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Always your little girl

Dad, I missed you.  I missed you telling me I was your “little girl”.  I missed you wanting to see me and to cuddle my babies, your beautiful grandchildren.  I missed you having a beer…

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Our 'accident' 3rd baby

Some of my pals tell me “you aint done yet, you will definetly be having a 3rd” or “I think you will have an accident”. Well yes that could well happen as long as my…

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Shut it 'perfect' Mum

When we had our first baby I was the Mum who planned play dates with precision (out with nap times), enrolled our little girl into an array of classes and activities.  We baked, went for…

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Why people don’t ‘like’ your facebook posts

Facebook has got so political.  We are either annoyed that our Mother in Law never ‘likes’ our posts but she hits the button for everyone else or seriously hacked off that a facebook friend didn’t take the time to send…

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