When facing a challenging situation or a big opportunity, Popeye's salvation lay in his can of spinach.

Consider Mental Spinach your secret thinking weapon.


This bite-sized A6 resource is for people of any age and is focused around Four Lenses or perspectives on life. It's the perfect companion and thought-prompter for you if you're trying to build something (yourself, your relationships, your career), transition into something new (from sport, between careers) or are just curious and looking to get more out of life. It can be read easily in one sitting and kept as an easy reference for inspiration or for navigating big decisions.

100% of income from book sales will go to charities which are positively impacting the education and lives of disadvantaged children and young adults.


Who are we? 

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We're a father and daughter team, sharing our millennial and baby-boomer perspectives as well as our collective experience and research in personal development. We hope Mental Spinach and our other work will encourage you to develop and share with others a way of thinking which fosters greater curiosity, creativity and courage – and more confidence in seeing the amazing extent of the possible in your life. To learn more about us, follow this link.

Where are the profits going?

For us Mental Spinach is not just a book. It's a project. We want to make a tangible impact on the lives of others. We will be donating any income from book sales to charities focusing on positively impacting the education and lives of children and young adults – initially through donations to the Smith Family’s Learning for Life Program and Evidence Action's Deworm the World Initiative. To learn more about these charities you can click on the above boxes.

While we don’t want to put exact targets on our project, we aim to give this our best efforts in 2018 and 2019 to share our ideas with as many people as possible and to raise as much money as we can to help those in need.

In 2018 we're setting off on a journey to share our ideas.

In addition to selling our book we're looking for opportunities to maximise our reach by working with organisations and groups through the following activities:


Speaking, workshop or conference opportunities

Media Opportunities


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Supporting fundraising efforts and events 


Note: We offer organisation, charity and school-specific book deals – with all proceeds going to selected charities. Also, we will not be taking payment for any of our speaking engagements. Where an organisation can afford to pay for our services (eg a business or a private school), that payment will be made directly by the organisation to a charity of their choice or to our selected charities (a possible exception to this principle is reimbursement for any significant postage or travel expenses).

Can Mental Spinach contribute to the fundraising efforts of my charity? 

Great question! While the profits from our online sales go to the above partners we are keen to support local charities through providing you with our books at a discounted price. These can then be used as a resource to support your key fundraising efforts, or you can hire us as an affordable keynote and workshop experience. If you're from a charity and you want Mental Spinach to be a part of your fundraising efforts you can learn more by getting in contact with us.