Category: Striving for success

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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Opening The Doors To Your Emotions

In my last blog post, I talked about how emotions are formed and how we can connect with them. There are always going to be times when our emotions are triggered quite unexpectedly and the only way to manage them is to let them flow. Some people are afraid to allow themselves this emotional freedom …

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Emotions

Emotions… …are great to have when you feel in control but can be hard to handle when we aren’t managing them as well as we would have liked. The thing is, emotions let us know what is important to us and triggers our behaviours. As we grow up we build a huge bank of emotions …

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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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Happy New Year

The end of the year is nearly upon us, before you know, it will be New Year’s Eve, the strike of Big Ben and promises for 2015 will be made. Vast amounts of people make wild New Year’s Resolutions claiming they are never going to drink alcohol or eat chocolate again, lose two stone in …

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Happiness

  Happiness is an important part of how we can manage our life to be more fulfilled and successful in achieving our desires.  Unfortunately when you are ‘just’, busy getting on, there is always someone who is going to say; “Cheer up, it might never happen.” Or “You ought to smile more.” What some people …

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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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A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park   This summer has been a big emotional roller coaster as it has been ‘A’ Level results time as well as GCSE results.  I thought it was nerve racking enough when I went to collect my own results all those years ago; but I rapidly realised it was nothing compared …

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Floods and High Tidal Waters

Floods and High Tidal Waters If you have been following the ‘Top 10 Tips on How to Survive the Uni. Tour With Your Daughter’ then you will probably be at the same stage as we are in our household with UCAS applications in, offers being given, interviews and decisions on which offers to accept. If …

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Unwanted Baggage.

Unwanted Baggage. There is good and bad baggage and we are all going to have different ways of looking at it.  For me, great baggage is equal to great memories, fun times, holidays, great feelings of calmness, love, happiness, and contentment but also some feelings of sadness of people or things now missing from my …

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