Often the conversations I have with clients end up being about the more minute details of life and occasionally someone will say, “I can’t believe we’re talking about this!”. They expect the real issues to be much bigger. I have come to learn that it’s…

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Most of us imagine that once we find the perfect partner, reach our ideal weight, land our dream job, or once our kids are sleeping through the night, then we’ll feel happier. In 2012, psychologists and happiness experts Kennon Sheldon and Sonja Lyubomirsky wrote a…

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When our relationships are going well, they’re a source of unequalled joy but when they’re not, they inevitably cause us worry and hurt. In an ideal world, we would always listen and communicate from the best part of ourselves and we’d monitor our behaviour when…

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I work with clever, creative and interesting clients. They’re good at what they do (even if they’re not always crazy about their current roles) but many have a habit of harsh self-judgement. Negative self-talk happens to all of us, but it’s often more common in…

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I read an article on the weekend about the rise of health conscious women who post beautiful images of themselves on Instagram. Mostly they’re clever and creative women who are simply doing what they love but while I was reading, I worried about how my…

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When I first started meditating, I resisted an early morning practise. I’m not a morning person at all. Eventually though, I found that other things were getting in the way of my day time meditation (work, kids, life) and I could see myself reverting back…

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‘We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.’ Plato Fear is a strange thing. Sometimes you’re not even aware that you’re feeling it. It can sit there, under…

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‘Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognise how good things really are.’ Marianne Williamson My dear friend Judy lost her mother just before Christmas. Over the years that we have known one another, Judy has taught me a lot about…

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I was interviewed by a journalist recently about how to stay calm in the lead-up to Christmas, and we both agreed that it’s crazy how we create an imaginary deadline by which time we need to get all projects completed, or catch up with every…

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