Category: Relaxation

Help Your Unheard Self Be Heard

How often do you really hear what you’re saying to yourself? Have you ever thought about helping your unheard self be hear? “I can hear myself just fine thank you.  I hear myself all day long chattering away to myself in the background.”   You may be hearing this chatter in the background but are …

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Organising The Chaos Of Stress

Oganising the chaos of stress is a fabulous skill to have but does this come from nature or nurture?  Life can be running along smoothly, everything is under control and your managing life beautifully, organising the little bits of chaos easily one at a time.  Then suddenly, WHAM, something unexpected happens.  But, it’s okay, you’re …

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Only One Week Till Christmas

Only a week till Christmas and I hope you’ve nearly finalised all your arrangements. We can plan, prepare and think we have everything in place ready for a great season of good will to all men. I just wanted to share something with you. I am like any other Mother, looking forward to having my …

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The Breathing Secret

Breathing? What’s so secret about that, you might be thinking, I do it automatically? Yes, we do, and as you know, our breathing alters when we’re asleep and during exercise.  Our breathing also alters when we are anxious, frightened, excited and during periods of concentration. At the end of an intense concentration period we will feel …

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Keeping The ‘oo’ in Cool.

As I was driving about yesterday with travel reports of numerous accidents and motorways in grid lock it reminded me how difficult the Great British public manage in extreme weather conditions. Keeping the ‘OO’ in cool with temperatures in the high twenties and thirties plus the humidity can also create humid and steamy atmospheres in …

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Quick Fix Holidays To Beat The Stress

How many times have you been tempted to book a holiday because you’re feeling ‘so stressed’? We all need a break, a chance to put ourselves in a different environment, unwind, relax, have fun, and see new and exciting things.  We are all guilty of the quick fix holiday from time to time but what …

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Hip Hip Hooray For The Holidays – Or Is It?

Hip Hip Hooray For The Holidays – Or Is It? The main holiday season is upon us, the kids run out of school on the last day of the school year, hip hip hooray for the holidays, with the majority of the population spending approximately 50% of their time longingly wishing their life away from …

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Beat The Festive Stress

Beat The Festive Stress

Most of you by now will be well on the way to arranging your Christmas celebrations. Christmas work parties, cards, budgeting for presents, food and don’t forget the arrangements with who you’re going to spend the Christmas period with and for how long. This ongoing juggling of making the time to do the buying, the …

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Stress: Which do you want, the control or to be controlled?

Stress – Which do you want, the control or to be controlled? Stress, distress, anxiety, tension, pressure, we all call it different things but they are all closely related. As a life coach and teacher of Developing Effective Thinking Skills, I listen to people talk about their feelings quite often and the phrases I hear …

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And So We Arrived

And So We Arrived As we finished packing the van for a weekend of camping in the middle of Shropshire for the final of No.1 Sons riding event.  Watching the rain coming down we decided to leave the house in wellies.  However, much to our pleasure the weather was dry with perfect conditions for setting …

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Pets Are For Life Not Just For Christmas.

Pets Are For Life Not Just For Christmas For those of you who aren’t animal lovers it must be hard to understand the complexities of love and contentment people get from their pets. As a child I was never allowed a dog but I was allowed hamsters and rabbits.  However, I think that was mainly …

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The Trials of Holiday Preparations

The Trials of Holiday PreparationThe main holiday period is up-on us. The children are breaking up from school and the annual holiday is what everyone is talking about; at the gym, the hairdressers and at work.I don’t know about you but the preparations can be a little bit stressful at times which will vary according …

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