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Stressed man with a mini-man and megaphone

All of my clients have some degree of fear of change. They wouldn’t be human if they didn’t. Some fears speak to us quietly, some loudly, persistently or in waves. Fear is present because our brain wants us to be […]

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It’s holiday season. You know how disappointing it is when you try to squeeze into summer clothes that seem to have “shrunk” by themselves over the last 12 months? And you know how, unless you do something about it leading […]

Rusty Suit of Armour

In their 40s, 50s and 60s, after years of putting on a suit of armour to protect themselves from workplace disappointment, most people decide it’s time to Bin the Armour. They no longer want to put up with numbing themselves […]

Stressed man with a mini-man and megaphone

Reclassifying something as NOT being a Problem but being a Circumstance calms our mind and our body. This calmness opens up our creative thinking which ironically means we handle the Circumstance in a better way than when we are anxious. Try it on the […]

Choosing not to respond to “injustice” does require effort for us humans. We could easily find many things to battle with every day but that wouldn’t feed our natural positive state. Using a valid example of the lack of interview […]

A stress-o-meter at maximum level

Nearly half of all “sick leave” in the UK is actually “stress leave”* Most of us have been stressed at one time or another for a variety of short-term or longer-term reasons. It’s not fun, to say the least. When […]

Woman looking at the White Cliffs of Dover

Six years ago this very day, I returned to the UK on a ferry with all my worldly goods after living and working in France for five years. My tail was between my legs. I felt small and utterly crushed. […]

Woman's hands around a crystal ball

Now where’s my crystal ball? Every now and again, some employed people wonder whether they would better off being self employed. Every now and again, even people who have already been self-employed and have become employees again still wonder which […]

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How well do you know yourself? (2 minute read) There may be some days when you find yourself resenting certain aspects of your work. Then you tell yourself to be grateful and you stop those thoughts. After all, it could […]

Bride and groom bouncing on a trampoline

You’ve just found out that you have no role anymore. One day, out of the blue you find out in some – probably heartless – way that you have lost your job. A horrid moment. You didn’t see this coming. […]