Thriving Bites #2

Beautiful September. Spring is here and my azaleas are going nuts.

Roasted veggies will soon be replaced with colourful salads, and I won't have to wear a beanie underneath my cycle helmet! Ah, the simple pleasures in life. 

I'm resurrecting an old blog about getting off the couch being as simple as 1-2-3. It's a technique that has proven itself over and over again for many people so if you've got an exercise plan you want to kick-start, have a read below.

Michelle x

PS: Are we connected yet on Instagram? I'm thought_ratio. If Facebook is your preferred social media go-to, then you can find me @thoughtratio and also @thrivingwithmich.

How to get off the couch!


Well it's not really my latest blog but you'll love it anyway.

If you follow these three steps, you will get off the couch (or out of bed) and start (and stick with) your exercise regime. 

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Anxious to Awesome.


It's very likely you've never heard of emetophobia. Don't worry. Nor had I until about six years ago. 

However research suggests that up to 8% of the population does suffer from it. And 95% of these sufferers are women. It's a fear of vomiting. For severe sufferers, they're living in constant fear of their bodies. 

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What's on the shelf?


I don't often re-read books.

Once read, there are too many others to get on with. However, I've picked this book up again Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck Ph.D. 

The message is simple but put it into practise and lives change (for the better). 

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Keep thriving.


I love hearing how people have changed their lives after “learning-the-thinking-skills-we-were-never-taught-in-school”.

This one is a bit different.

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The Thrive Programme.


The Thrive Programme teaches you powerful cognitive and emotional skills for life. With persistent and continuous effort, your new skills become new habits, and positive change comes quickly. 

To support your "PACE" (persistent and continuous effort) I'll soon be launching monthly webinars for clients that have already completed The Thrive Programme. It'll be a mixture of revisiting some Thrive concepts, Q&A, some real life scenarios for us to apply Thrive learnings to, your positive and thriving stories, and any new research that has come to light. Plus anything else you'd like to discuss!

I'm keen to hear from my Thrive alumni. Do you like the idea? Send your thoughts to

Social anxiety is a reflection of your self-esteem
Michelle Carlyle