Follow me on

Staying merry and bright when the world feels dark and cold

Staying merry and bright when the world can feel dark or cold isn’t always easy.  I want to share some things that I do in the hope that you will be inspired or encouraged.  But…

View Post

Positive affirmations for peace of mind and hope

Positive affirmations and mantras are now hugely popular in the wellness world.  A lot of psychiatrists will talk to their patients about the power of positive thinking.  Science shows us that we can rewire the…

View Post

Why the term ‘broken home’ is outdated

I heard someone use the term ‘broken home’ recently and it didn’t sit right with me.  One of the key definitions of broken is: ‘having given up all hope; despairing’

View Post

Finding the light when ‘life’ gets in the way

The ability to find the light when life gets in the way is a super power.  I often ask people who are struggling the following: What is one small thing you can do today to…

View Post

Lessons from being hacked on Instagram

Many of you will be thinking – where has Jojo gone?  Many of you will have been messaged by a scammer.  Thanks to The Daily Record for covering my story about being hacked on my…

View Post

Guardian angels – processing experiences with the spiritual world for peace of mind

I have always been so curious and open minded about the spiritual world but none more so than over the last few years.  I think it was a number of things that inspired me.  One…

View Post

The danger of ignoring repressed emotions

Holding back our true feelings for too long can be deadly.  Research shows us that repressed emotions result with ‘dis ease’ be that physical, mental, emotional or spiritual.  I spoke very openly about this on…

View Post

A head full of everything – Do you have the world on your mind?

I was super excited when my friend Gavin Oattes informed me he was writing his 6th book especially for teenagers, which is called A Head Full of Everything. He had given me a sneak preview…

View Post

Mental Wellness Advice – Letters from my readers

Dear Jojo,  Can you help me raise awareness about something really close to my heart?  I have left my husband and it feels like the weight of the world has been lifted.  BUT.. some friends…

View Post

Mental Wellness advice – Letters from my readers

I was touched to read this message and always try to reply to as many as possible. Dear Jojo, I am now 60 and a different person from my 30’s when I had extreme anxiety.…

View Post

Understanding when to separate mental wellness and mental illness

I’m huge on wellness and believe we should all have a range of toolkits to help us with our energy, overall health and outlook. I think it’s great to be curious and question why we…

View Post

Lessons from Will Young: Losing my twin Rupert – Mental Health Awareness Week

Will Young, in his powerful documentary, Losing My Twin Rupert, did an incredible job of sharing what it is like to be a carer for someone you love who is struggling with their mental health.…

View Post

Some important reminders about wellness – The Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival 2022

Last weekend, I was delighted to be back speaking at The Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival.  This was my 4th year speaking and interviewing at the festival, which takes place at The Assembly rooms. As always, it was…

View Post

Wild Swimming Scotland – Can you swim in Loch Uaine aka The Green Loch?

I am always up for a new wild swimming adventure.  I love being by the water and it really is super invigorating when it comes to waking up that mojo each and every day.  I…

View Post

Why bloggers need a break too

This morning on the school run I was chatting with my neighbour about the Easter break and we were sharing tales of our holiday adventures.  I commented that I felt quite bad as I realised…

View Post

The best lessons my parents have taught me – 50 years married today

50 years ago today, on 1st April 1972, my parents were married.  I have heard that it was a great day, full of laughter and dancing.  There were a few jokes on the day.  My…

View Post

Conversations with my psychiatrist part 2 – Jojo Fraser UNCUT

It’s been almost two years since I shared the uncut blog, Conversations with my psychiatrist and I felt that it was time for an update.  Today I had my first face to face appointment with…

View Post

World Sleep Day 2022 – How to protect your sleep

World sleep day.  Today is world sleep day and this year’s theme is ‘Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World.’

View Post

How to show kindness through the art of surrendering

My daughter wrote a poem about Kindness last week.  I will share some of it below: Kindness is not a blanket but it can warm you up. Kindness is not covid but it can spread.…

View Post

Top 5 tips on Wellbeing While Working from Home

With more people working from home than ever, it is useful to focus on the very many benefits. Perhaps that involves more time in bed in the morning, walking your kids to school, comfortable loungewear…

View Post

How should we talk to our kids about the Russia-Ukraine invasion?

It has been really hard to watch the recent news about the Russia-Ukraine invasion and I often think about how our kids are processing everything.  My daughter informed me that the school have been keeping…

View Post

Overcoming Fear and getting Clear – Random acts of Kindness day

Today is random acts of kindness day and in a world that can encourage us to compare and feel inadequate, I want to remind you of how important it is to be kind to yourself. …

View Post

Growing Together – Children’s Mental Health Week 2022

Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 kicks off today and  the theme is growing together.  Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to support and help each other grow.  I did a little dance…

View Post

How to live with feelings of fear and anger

Fear and anger are natural emotions, our brain is wired to look out for fear to keep us safe.  Based on our past and all of the experiences we have had in our life, we…

View Post

Blue Monday 2022 – 33 ways to make it beautiful

Today is Blue Monday and it is a beautiful day in Scotland as I type.  Many of us are now aware that Blue Monday is actually a made up day, yet words and labels can…

View Post

How to wake up the mojo in January

I wanted to share a very important reminder with all the inevitable pressures of January: How you look is the least interesting thing about you.   I remember chatting with a friend about 10 years ago.…

View Post

Happy 2022 – Life Will See You Now

I wanted to end my last podcast episode of 2021 with a boom, bang, bosh so I simply had to bring in fellow motivational speaker and author Gavin Oattes who always leaves me feeling entertained,…

View Post

Yoga and mantras for adults and kids – why it’s great for our mojo

I used to think of yoga as loads of complex moves designed for super tiny people who are amazingly flexible, which scared me a little.  However, over the past few years I have come to…

View Post

An important reminder about Happiness and Joy – Uncut

I get paid to talk about happiness to rooms full of people and I love it.  Those closest to me will tell you that happiness has always been my number 1 definition of success.  Even…

View Post

How much longer? When your boy turns 7

Happy 7th birthday to our kind, contented, super smiley, gentle and pure magic wee boy x You no longer jump in the shower with your clothes on or cover your face in pens. You no…

View Post

The blog turns 6 years old today – thanks for all the support

Today is the 6th birthday of this blog and I have LOVED being able to share so much in this space and hear from so many awesome people. It’s also given me the opportunity to…

View Post

How to tackle online trolling

It’s so important that we set boundaries online so that we can look after our mental health and teach our kids to do the same.  I feel very grateful that most of the messages I…

View Post

Tips for coming off mood stabilisers or anti depressants

A couple of weeks ago I spoke on my instagram stories about medication in reference to mental health. I had lots of messages from those struggling with this so wanted to share a little more.…

View Post

Top tips for staying in Glencoe for wild swimming lovers

I was buzzing to go back to Glencoe last month, it’s such a stunning part of our bonnie land.  The last time I was there, I was being shot in a film which involved running…

View Post

How to cope with change and get your mojo back

I joked on an Instagram reel recently about how we respond to change.  Even the smallest change can make us a little uncomfortable, such as sitting in a different seat at the table.  I did this…

View Post

Wild Swimming for Make 2nds Count and Secondary Breast Cancer

On world mental health day, I was delighted to arrange a group mojo swim where we met on Gullane Beach, East Lothian to unite and take to the cold water in support of those living…

View Post

Sleepover essentials for kids

Kids love a sleepover don’t they?  It’s been so nice to see Bonnie and Charlie get back to a little normality over the past few months.  I still remember sleepovers from my own childhood.  I…

View Post

My favourite Edinburgh Wild Swimming spots, Restaurants and more

I had a few questions through the blog and across social so wanted to do a quick vlog with the answers.

View Post

Conifox Adventure Park Bounces Back Bigger and Better Post-pandemic

Last night the kids and I were delighted to attend the pre launch of the new indoor activity centre at Conifox Adventure Park which offers an indoor play barn with soft play, parenting room, three…

View Post

Wild swimming at Avon Lagoon – a fab day in Linlithgow

Over the summer, we enjoyed a fab evening swim at Avon Lagoon in Linlithgow.  The water was pretty warm and the kids loved it so much.  I was shocked at how busy it was, the…

View Post

Mojo at 39 -39 Life Lessons

On Friday I celebrated my 39th birthday, it’s been a blast and I always feel very blessed each year I reach a new number.  I love birthdays.

View Post

Wild swimming at Gladhouse Reservoir

Wild swimming around Scotland has been part of our pandemic survival.  I love that so many of you are finding my blogs about these adventures and visiting the places yourselves.  It’s so good for the…

View Post

Favourite Lessons from Ten Years of Marriage

Today we celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary.  I’ve written a lot about what relationships have taught me over the years, it would be easy to fill a book.  With a decade of marriage comes…

View Post

Reflections – When we keep it real

Yesterday I had great fun as guest speaker for the teams at Sighthill Early Years.  It was so nice to connect with people face to face.  I was super touched on arrival, when lots of…

View Post

Should all Dad’s pull a Boris Johnson and go teetotal until their baby’s arrival?

This morning I spoke on BBC Radio Scotland about my thoughts regarding Boris Johnson going teetotal until his second baby arrives around Christmas time.  I did a poll across social media and many have a…

View Post

9 thoughts for my 9 year old on her birthday

Happy 9th birthday to our fun, thoughtful and lovely Bonnie lass. Here are 9 thoughts for a very precious 9 year old and for you reading this post:

View Post

Decluttering to create a calm space at home – Jojo chats with The Batch Lady

I love this chat with the lovely Suzanne aka ‘The Batch Lady’ about keeping the mojo in check at home.  Perhaps you have a drawer or a breakfast bar or table that becomes a dumping…

View Post

Swimming and Cycling at Loch Lubnaig – An amazing day in Scotland

We recently had an amazing day in Scotland, swimming and cycling at Loch Lubnaig.  It is crazy to think that before my love of wild swimming, I stayed in a lodge, right next to the…

View Post

The first Go Ape for Kids in Scotland

You may have seen across social that the kids and I enjoyed some serious mojo injections for the launch of @goapedalkeithedinburgh – the first Go Ape course in Scotland for under 10’s. Bonnie (8) and…

View Post

When meditation feels too hard

I’ve had some feedback recently about the fact that Doctors have been prescribing meditation to help improve mental health. I was asked if I have some tips in terms of when this feels impossible, perhaps…

View Post

Avoiding Riptides at Canty Bay, North Berwick and checking out Drift

I caught up with a friend recently who lives in North Berwick and he suggested we go for a swim at ‘the secret beach’ aka Canty Bay.  I was super keen to go a little…

View Post

Center Parcs Whinfell Forest post pandemic – should I stay or should I go?

I have visited Center Parcs Whinfell Forest 6 times.  The first time was way back in 2000, when it was called Oasis.  I went with a bunch of uni friends and we had a blast. …

View Post

Tips for Overstimulation and looking forward

I smile as I reflect on the difference in me from 16 months ago.  Back then, something as simple as booking a haircut would be sorted no bother, with military precision.  I booked things in,…

View Post

Raising Happy Kids – The most important part of the school report

I recently interviewed a super interesting spiritual life coach, called Pradeep Susarla (listen in here).  He spoke about the boarding school he attended growing up in India, with the emphasis being all about trying to…

View Post

Tyninghame Beach – swimming off the beaten track in Scotland

Sometimes you need to go off the beaten track.  Just like our mission to find ‘Charlie’s cave’, we had a bit of an adventure to find the gorgeous Tyninghame Beach.  Once we had committed, there…

View Post

Dodging the blue/green algae at Threipmuir Reservoir, Edinburgh

With all that has been going on in the world, I have been feeling really thankful for the simple joys, such as an invigorating, cold water swimming session out at Threipmuir Reservoir.  To my knowledge,…

View Post

My experience of Havening Therapy and a fun and grounded approach to Mindfulness

I have spoken a lot over the past year about getting the balance between connecting to our spiritual health whilst remaining grounded.  This can be hard if you take your practise to deeper levels, whatever…

View Post

Feeling peace of mind in a frantic world

Here are some tips that can help us to feel a greater sense of calm and peace of mind.

View Post

How to feel lighter when you are spinning plates – Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 and to kick it off, I shared an open and inspiring chat with the lovely Emma Kendrick, from EK Holistic Therapy You can hear the full conversation at the…

View Post

Our mission to find the hidden gem Gilmour’s Linn and Charlie’s Cave

Last weekend, after seeing a recommendation on the fab Wild Swimming Scotland Facebook page, we went off on a mission to find the hidden gem Gilmour’s Linn and Charlie’s Cave.  A great blog was shared…

View Post

Wild Swimming in Edinburgh to wake up the mojo

The mojo is always in there, you just have to wake it up.  Cold water is a wonderful way to do just that and I continue to embrace wild swimming in Edinburgh.  I am delighted…

View Post

A vaccination for your vibration

This week, on time for a mojo injection episode 121, I had the pleasure of heading to Sydney via zoom and chatting with Spiritual Guide & Meditation Teacher Rohit Sahoo.  Rohit puts content out to…

View Post

Mojo Injections – cutting down on refined sugar and eating mindfully

Eating is one of the greatest pleasures in life. However, eating too much or not eating correctly can seriously affect our mojo and overall health. The key to changing our relationship with food is an…

View Post

International Happiness Day 2021 – top tips to feel the mojo

Tomorrow is International Happiness Day 2021, which is a chance to reflect and an excuse to go out and seek some joy.  Here are my top tips to ‘feel the mojo’.  The mojo is always…

View Post

When ‘being there fully’ isn’t possible physically or mentally

Image by Anilorak Photography There are places in your heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child but that doesn’t mean it’s always an easy ride. Last week, I came across my…

View Post

The power of connecting with your body and living in tune with your natural cycle

This week’s podcast, time for a mojo injection episode 119 (tune in here) is CRAM PACKED with tips.  My guest is Sam Heaney.  Sam is an Intuitive Coach who helps women live in flow by…

View Post

Happy world book day 2021

Happy world book day. There are so many amazing books out there. I’m currently on book 10 of 2021 and I’m a sucker for underlining parts that jump out to me. Or pausing audible and…

View Post

How to feel alive and care less about what other’s think

Above image by Anna Deacon This week, on time for a mojo injection episode 118, we are talking feeling more alive and caring less about what others think.  Jump in here. I shall throw in…

View Post

A super tasty brunch at home – The cafe milk launch their Mother’s Day Hampers

On Friday, serious mojo injections hit our kitchen.  I received a delicious treat from @thecafemilk – a beautiful brunch box, a couple of weeks ahead of their launch for Mother’s Day weekend.  

View Post

How do we know what our values are?

I joked on the podcast this week (episode 117) about the pressure to box tick all the ‘good values’ in order to live our best lives.  My amazing guest, ex CIA agent, now successful and…

View Post

Should couples sleep in separate beds?

Should couples sleep in separate beds?  I have been asked to speak on this topic on BBC Radio twice in the space of a week, the reason being that new stats have come to light…

View Post

We need to wake up and start saving more lives

Today’s date puts a strange feeling in my stomach.

View Post

Tips for anxiety and low vibrational thoughts

I have had a few messages this week about anxiety and lower vibrational thoughts and as a result have decided to make a little extra time this week to explore this in more detail on…

View Post

Life changing moments that make your faith stronger

This week on podcast 115, we are talking about life changing moments that make your faith stronger. Jump in here.   I have always had a faith but there have been spiritual moments in my life…

View Post

Childrens Mental Health Week – Express Yourself

It’s children’s mental health week 2021 and the theme is express yourself. If we want to teach our kids that it’s important to talk and share their feelings, we (as a society not just parents)…

View Post

Feeling your way through life – Time to Talk Day 2021

This Thursday, it’s time to talk day 2021.  Whilst days like this are important, my vision is that talking openly about our emotional and mental health doesn’t have to be reserved for one day.  We…

View Post

The quest for peace of mind in an anxious world

Peace of mind is a beautiful thing but I have been there when my mind was absolutely racing and spinning out of control to the point I needed to go to hospital.  That gave me…

View Post

Finding Joy in the little moments

This week, on podcast episode 112, I talk about finding joy in the little things.  For many, this is so important as we adjust to lockdown life yet again.

View Post

Releasing Resistance and Negative Energy

Today, I share a story on time for a mojo injection, podcast episode 111. The story is about a time a few years ago when my body felt heavy. I was carrying around hurt, anger…

View Post

Did I piss my mind off? Mental and Spiritual Health UNCUT

I have been reflecting over some of the voice notes and messages I left around this time last year. Wow. Whilst it was a rollercoaster of highs and lows, I sure gave some insightful and…

View Post

2021 – Focus on how you want to stay, not what you need to become

2021 – Focus on how you want to stay, not what you need to become. May you stay laid back and calm instead of becoming uptight. Hold onto hope, faith and trust, don’t let this…

View Post

Psychology and Spirituality don’t need to exist in opposition

Thanks to @scottishdailyrecord for picking up my @tedx_official story and helping to raise awareness of hypomania. Now that I’m out the other side, I’m of the belief that psychology and spirituality don’t need to exist in opposition.  I…

View Post

The virus that kills – my Tedx Talk is now live

So there it is, time to share my story with the world.  There are a few twists and turns so hold on until the end.  The video will soon be uploaded onto the Ted website…

View Post

After dark festive adventures – Winter Mojo – Edinburgh Highlights

This weekend we attended the press event for Spectacle of Light and a magic time was had by all.  I am a huge fan of festive lights.  My favourite thing about the street we currently…

View Post

An uncut chat on the beach about Mental and Spiritual Health plus wild swim

Last week, on my show, time for a mojo injection, we did something a bit different.  We took you to the beach for a live wild swim, meditation and deep conversation. Jump in with us…

View Post

Struggling to find your why? Let’s break it down

When I coach people, we always start with keeping it real and breaking things down.  I need to know that a person is clear with their intentions before we get started.  I have thought in…

View Post

This is not the face

This is not the face of someone who would have a full on mental breakdown, just two months later.  This is the face of a happy and content Mum.  This is not the face of…

View Post

How to increase your charisma without being fake

This week on podcast episode 103, we are talking about how to increase your charisma without being fake.  We get fairly deep at the end so stay tuned.  When I first spoke with charisma coach,…

View Post

Can you study too much?

Last week, I read the following words: ‘The average person somehow manages to watch 28 hours of tv a week, yet ask them if they have time to study philosophy and they will probably tell…

View Post

Keeping the Mojo in Winter

Last week, in the Sunday Post magazine, I spoke about keeping the mojo in check when the clocks go back. There are times that we need to dig deep to look after our Winter wellness. …

View Post

When you are ghosted or rejected

This week I am covering the topic of being ghosted and rejected on my podcast, which was inspired by some recent messages I received.  Ghosting is hot topic at the moment, just in time for…

View Post

The importance of relaxation and a healthy bedtime routine

Sometimes relaxation is a choice and it is a very important one.  We have to select moments in the day to slow both the mind and body down.  Some of my favourite ways to relax…

View Post

World Mental Health Day 2020 – Mental Health for all

Today is a reminder to be kind to ourselves.  The theme for 2020  is ‘mental health for all’.  We all have mental health and sometimes people who are living with a mental illness have better…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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. 

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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. …

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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. …

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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,…

View Post

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…

View Post

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. …

View Post

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…

View Post

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.

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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. …

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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. …

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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 –

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

The benefits of wild swimming for our physical and mental health

I love being in the water and swim outdoors as often as possible.

View Post

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. …

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post

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…

View Post