I am at the tail end of what has been quite a mean chest infection. It crept up on me after the fabulous Celebrate Life party (our Less Ordinary annual alternative to the company xmas do!) last Tuesday. I ignored it for a bit and then BAM last Thursday morning, after one too many late nights, it hit me square in my chest. As an asthmatic, this is never fun….Read More
So who are you?
How many of us really think before answering this?
Many of us give the name that was given to us from birth. Maybe you give the name of what you do for a living.
But who are you deeply? What are you made up of? What are your core values?
What are those individual qualities within you that show the world who you really are?
Do you even show the world? Or do you feel the need to hide your true self away?Read More
Maybe you can relate to this…
Last week started out so well. And then it got ugly. Pretty fast.
I had super productive Monday! I was up at 6AM, hot yoga, meditation, reading and journaling were all in the bag by 8AM.
Then I was at my desk like a productivity ninja and by lunch my to-do list didn't know what had hit him. A great coaching session with a new client and a drink with my dear neighbour Phil later and I was on cloud nine...Read More
The days are growing brighter, flowers are in bloom. But you might not be.
You might be feeling fatigue? You may have reduced interest and enjoyment in activities? Or reduced ability and difficulty concentrating? Or you might have alterations in eating or sleep patterns?
Sometimes you may not feel able to show up. You may not feel capable of being presentable. You may have days that you feel so low that you don’t even want to exit your bed. I’m not talking about a Monday morning here. After the weekend a lot of us would prefer to snuggle up under the covers! I’m talking about a deeper sadness.Read More
As we come to the end of mental health awareness week I am so glad that more open, honest conversations about mental health are happening online. And that more conversations are taking place offline, where they need to to really #endthestigma.
I had a rant on twitter earlier this week about the mental health challenges that exist socially and professionally...Read More
“Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realise that you haven’t fallen asleep yet” - Unknown
Ever felt like screaming? I sure have and according to statistics I’m not the only one. In fact stress has accounted for 37% of all work related ill health cases in 2015/2016.Read More
- Do you have bad habits you want to break?
- Keep finding yourself in the same negative situations?
- Repeating unwanted behaviours that you can not seem to shift?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) enables you to question these behaviours so you can get into the habit of breaking bad habits!
Awareness of the relationship between our thought processes and behaviours is key to dissolving bad habits. The goal of CBT is to explore your mental routines so that you can break free from conditioned thought patterns...Read More
When is the last time you took time out from your hectic life to look in the mirror and really see who stares back at you? How often do you give yourself 50 minutes to sit and speak about yourself and how you feel? Imagine you could do that in a space where there is no judgement...Read More