wellness

Here’s a little pick me up

Although we are out of winter, traditional SAD territory (Seasonal Affective Disorder), you can feel down at any time of year, and for any number ...
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World Meditation Day?

The concept of a World Meditation Day (officially next Wednesday, 15th May) sits strangely. I get that the idea is to raise awareness of meditation, ...
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Feeling Foggy? Try This!

There are so many times in your life when you might feel a bit foggy-headed and uncertain. Whether it’s because you’re overtired, overwhelmed, or facing ...
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Do You Sleep Like A Baby?

Many  people's answer to the question in the title would be a resounding "No!" Perhaps you struggle to get to sleep at night, tossing and ...
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Do you feel like the Red Queen?

Have you ever felt that you are doing so much, and yet not achieving the results you want. Similar to overwhelm, this is a common ...
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Transforming Overwhelm

In modern life, overwhelm is often a familiar companion. While the definition to do with emotions is 'to have a strong emotional effect on', I ...
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Finding Calm in the Face of Change

With kids, it sometimes seems like as soon as you've got a handle on what's going on with them, it changes! It can be really ...
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How to break a bad habit

Everyone has habits, some good, some bad. In the video below, I talk about how habits form, and how to change them, as well as ...
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Top 5 benefits of a group

Some people see groups as the poor cousin of one-to-one therapy, including some therapists. However, this is a very short-sighted perspective. While it's true that ...
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How high are your standards?

You might think it's good to have high standards, and in some ways it is. Still, one of the dangers of high standards is that ...
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This is how to beat procrastination

Have you ever procrastinated? Okay, that's probably a silly question. Almost everyone falls prey to this time-wasting practice at some point, some of us often. ...
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Top Ten Ways to Improve Your Self-Esteem, and Why it Matters

In the social-media-filled world of today, there is so much evidence of what other people are doing. So much emphasis on how you should look, ...
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This is why I use pictures with my clients

How often have you struggled to put into words something that you're feeling? Maybe it's a goal you want to achieve that you can't quite ...
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Here’s why you need to tap into emotion

Like the Christmas song 'I saw Mommy kissing Santa,' everyone has a story of something they experienced which affected them at a deep emotional level. ...
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Taking a Blogging Break

When life gets busy, sometimes it is necessary to prioritise. This is part of the approach I discussed last week, in terms of building resilience ...
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How To Navigate Life’s Winding Roads

Problem-solving for particular issues is a great skill to develop. Yet, life has its ups and downs, its twists and turns, that must be faced ...
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What To Do When Life Throws Stones In Your Path

Have you ever had one of those days/weeks/months/years when life just seems to keep throwing stones in your path? For example, you want to change ...
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What Is Hypno Relaxation

Relaxing mindfully is a great thing to do for your mental and physical wellbeing. One way of doing it which is growing in popularity is ...
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Top Eight Reasons To Relax

Relaxation is something we all need and enjoy in one form or another, be it reading a book, listening to music, walking in nature, or ...
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How Understood Do You Feel?

A recent blog post caught my eye. It asked: if you speak multiple languages, do you need multiple therapists? Language Is Cultural The conclusion was ...
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Top Nine Reasons to Write

How often have you thought about a question, come up with an answer in your head, and then written something else entirely? There is something ...
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How Ready Meals Keep You Addicted to Sugar, or Why the Third Princess Inherited the Kingdom

Life is so busy, who has time (and the skills) to cook food from scratch for every meal? Who Cooks For Whom? It's not just ...
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S-T-R-E-S-S and 6 Ways To Counter It

Who hasn't said, "I'm so stressed right now!"  Seems like our lives and society are set up to stress us out on a fairly regular ...
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Top Five Factors Affecting Your Weight – Not What You’re Expecting?!

Most people think they know what the best advice is to get control of their weight: eat small portions of healthy food and exercise.  Yet, ...
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How To Really Make Healthy Eating Easy

The Starting Point Have you seen this TEDx Talk, which promises to explain “How to make healthy eating unbelievably easy”?  Unfortunately, it only manages to ...
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5 Kinds of Motivation and How to Make Them Work For You

Motivation is often considered the biggest factor in whether or not you succeed at something you set your mind to.  Be it getting a new ...
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What Do You Do WhenYou’re In A Stressful Situation?

You're about to speak in front of an audience and your heart is pounding and you feel nauseous.  Or maybe you have to go to ...
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Four Reasons Tracking Promotes Change

When you are trying to make any kind of change in your life, about the most important thing you can do is to keep track ...
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Top Five Keystone Habits

One of the main reasons you might go to see a Life Coach is to help you make changes to your how you are living. ...
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Top 10 Vision Board Tips

  Why Create a Vision Board? Visualisation (or imagination) is an incredibly powerful tool for getting your whole self on the same page.  By imagining ...
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2 Little Words That Are Incredibly Powerful

Yes and no are two such small words, it's hard to believe the impact they have on your life.  One vital aspect is the importance ...
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What’s your set point?

Everyone has heard how often people lose weight only to put it straight back on.  This can lead to the bane of yo-yo dieting, which ...
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Top Five Reasons to Drink Herbal Teas

Herbal teas can be wonderful for improving your overall sense of wellness.  They can more accurately called herbal infusions, as they don't contain any tea.  ...
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Top Five Tips When Choosing a Gym

Christmas is finally over, and after the weekend it's back to work.  And last night, you may have gone out partying, or just stayed home.  ...
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Porridge Passion

Last week I wrote about eating healthily.  For me, that definitely includes breakfast as the most important meal of the day, and one where you ...
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How Healthily Do You Eat?

Talking with someone last week, they asked: how can we know whether we are eating healthily?  This person's point was about our perception of what ...
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The Elements of Weightloss

Everyone has heard that weightloss is simply about eating less calories than you burn: balancing what you eat with how much you exercise.  So, how ...
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