Habits: How long does it actually take to change them?

Habits. We all have them. Some good, some bad. The good ones? Well, nothing wrong there. The bad ones? Hmmm...'nuff said about those the better, huh? But you want to stop the bad habits. You want to change them into the good habits that you love and embrace like the welcome friends they are. So,... Continue Reading →


5 ways you can get to know yourself

How well do you know yourself? That may be a simple question to answer but let's be honest here. Do you really understand who you are? Stop for a moment and ask yourself why do you think the way you do. Why do you act the way you do? We like to think we have... Continue Reading →

The motivating force of depression.

There are a lot of articles on the web that discuss the issue of depression and its effect on motivation. But I want to look at the topic from a different perspective in that depression can become a motivator. That sounds controversial but let me explain from my own personal struggle with depression. When one... Continue Reading →


What is Reflecting back at you?

Hi folks, how are you all doing? I want to start this post with an illustration: John wakes up to a beautiful, sunny morning. The birds are singing and he gets out of bed and thinks to himself "Today is going to be a great day!". On the drive to work he gets stuck in... Continue Reading →


Get Tense!

Welcome to the third installment of my overcoming stress series! It may seem ironic that the title to this post is "Get Tense", when the whole idea in overcoming stress is to alleviate the tension in our bodies. However, deliberately tensing your muscles is the whole purpose of the relaxation exercise I am going to... Continue Reading →



Welcome to the latest instalment of my series on how to identify and overcome stress. In my previous post I discussed a technique that you can use to identify any areas of tension in your body. Now that you know how to find where you are tense it is time to learn how to relax! Notice... Continue Reading →


Where am I tense? Time for a Body Scan!

Welcome to the first installment on how to recognise when you are stressed and what to do about it! My aim is to provide you all, over the next few weeks, with tools and techniques to help you release stress and relax. Remember how I mentioned in my last post that, when we are facing stress,... Continue Reading →


Why am I so STRESSED!?!

Stress. It's an unavoidable part of life. Every day we face someone or something that will cause us stress (a traffic jam, moving house, getting married, winning the lottery, a noisy neighbour, the boss being a grouch), but is stress all bad? The answer to the question is "No" with a qualified "Yes". When we... Continue Reading →


I am not who you think I am!

We all have different roles that we take on each day: maybe you're a student, a husband, a mother, an employee, a compassionate friend. Within these roles there are different requirements on how we are to act and react. If you are in a role long enough, then people may feel that they get a... Continue Reading →


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