Where has the year gone? The shops have already filled their shelves with Christmas goods even though it seems like we had Christmas just three months ago! Unfortunately Christmas time can be filled with worries and stress for a lot of us. Maybe you’re worried about whether Josh will lose his temper and end up in an argument […]
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A good friend and I were having drinks the other day and the conversation turned to New Year’s resolutions. My friend complained that she’s had many years of failed new year’s resolutions and she asked me if there was anything I could recommend to her to make sure she will actually stick to them this […]
“You’ve decided it’s time to stop procrastinating and make things happen. .. You’ve set your goals and worked out what you need to do to get there. Admittedly it’s going to take some dedication and hard work but you’re pumped to achieve what you want and get stuck in. The day arrives that you’ve set aside […]
Is it difficult to find a Positive Parenting course that delivers all the information in one day (rather than over 4 weeks) and fits in around your work? Here’s a great solution – come along to my Saturday workshop specifically scheduled to suit working parents of 0-12 year olds. It combines all Group Triple P sessions […]
Not feeling on top of the world right now? Here are some ‘feel-good’ suggestions that will turn your negative feelings and emotions into positive ones instantly. Happy Music – Turn on your favourite (happy and upbeat) music and sing along. Better still, move those hips and feet and put some energy into it. You’ll get […]
We all know that meditation is ‘good’ for you, but what is it good for? And what actually is meditation? Meditation can be a fuzzy concept and confusing for a lot of people. This is probably because society, the media and maybe your yogi friends (through attempted self-promotion) have made it seem much more complicated […]
I’m absolutely stoked to be featured in this month’s Cosmopolitan. As Principal Life Coach for Cohesive Coaching, I was approached to provide professional advice for an article about toxic people, how they can impact your life and how to effectively deal with them. The article is on page 102 if you’d like to check it […]
Twisted thoughts are beliefs caused by our experiences, beliefs and social conditioning. These beliefs create a stain on the lens of our perception. Unfortunately they can distort reality and can be very unhealthy and unhelpful as they ultimately affect our contentment and happiness. In my last article I talked about the first Twisted Thought, called […]
This article is the first in a series to help you identify any negative ‘Twisted Thoughts’ you may have that can really affect your levels of contentment and happiness. It will also suggest ways to ‘Untwist’ your thinking by putting the thoughts into perspective. This will help you feel more positive and ultimately happier. We all have mental filters […]
In my last article “Are you in a difficult situation right now and giving yourself a hard time?” I talked about how it’s necessary when you’re dealing with a problem to clear your mind from as much negativity as possible. This includes negative comparisons with others as well as debilitating inner criticism. I’m focusing on the word […]