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Focus. Positivity. Resilience. Stress-proof mega mojo. These are what we all want—and some days we’ve got them—but life can get complicated. What then? Can we de-clutter our heads and keep our brains sharp and happy?
Let’s find out. These articles explore the care and keeping of your number one asset—your own mind.
When the going gets tough, it’s easy to feel like crawling under a blanket with a family sized bar of chocolate and the Downton Abbey boxset. Counting our blessings can provide a guiding light in times of darkness, lifting our spirits and helping us to work through...read more
This parenting malarkey, it never ends does it? Just when you think you have cracked it, along comes another challenge, another situation to negotiate, work out and make decisions on. As a mum of 2 boys aged 10 and 8, I am in the thick of my ‘must do better’ parenting...read more
Are you feeling more frazzled than you are festive this December? As our calendars start to fill, the schools break up and our Christmas to-do list seems to grow daily, it can be easy to feel a little overwhelmed and under pressure. We want you to have the best and...read more
In fact, receiving gifts could well be just as important as giving them... I don’t know about you, but as a child my mother instilled me with the maxim: ‘it’s better to give than to receive’. As goes the famous quote… ‘For it is in giving that we receive’ – Frances of...read more
Infrequency of sex is one of the commonest complaints in couples, in both heterosexual and same sex relationships. Classically, women are cited as the 'with-holders' and men as the 'pursuers', although in my clinical experience as a sex and relationship...read more
The seasonal chill of Autumn is upon us, and Winter will soon be hard on its heels. For the 21% of those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or any mental illness that has a seasonal component, winter means one thing: The Blues. With long, dark nights,...read more
If you are a watcher of Soap Operas, you’d be forgiven for thinking that relationship breakdown is all about infidelities and screaming matches. The truth is, this just makes good telly. In reality, relationship breakdown is, on average, far more mundane and boring....read more
Stress, it seems, is everywhere. At work, home and even on holiday. We never seem to have time to wind down. Nowadays ‘threats’ appear in the form of deadlines and performance reviews, even children not getting their shoes on and threatening to make you late for work....read more
The 1st of November every year marks Stress Awareness Day. I have been supporting this important awareness day since I made the leap and started my own business ten years ago. I was in and out of organisations delivering stress management training to managers;...read more
You know when you get into one of those moods and you just can’t seem to shift it? No matter how hard you try, you simply can’t find your happy vibe, escape that creeping feeling of anxiety or shake off that Monday blues mindset. Try listening to our very own...read more
Contrary to what you might think, embracing spirituality is not all incense burners and chanting naked in the woods… Mostly it is about teaching kindness and compassion, even when you are angry with someone else’s behaviour. As a mum this comes up on a regular basis,...read more
Is your life feeling rather menaced at the moment? Ok, perhaps ‘menaced’ is too strong a word, but there are few of us who do not feel disquieted or ill at ease at least some of the time. And if we feel unease, then there is something causing it. Try as we might, we...read more
Would you love to understand yourself better? Or find a simple way to enhance your emotional, psychological and spiritual wellbeing? Then Byron Katie’s Loving What Is has been written for you. In this compelling read, the author shares her revolutionary four-step...