Many relationship difficulties arise out of us failing to be who we are seen to be, in a given moment. As individuals we can return to be who we really are in any given environment – using a little mindfulness. [Read more…]
It’s New Year’s Eve 2012, and like many, I find myself musing over the last twelve months. I’m lucky that nowadays I have learned to celebrate with a brief reflection, that which deserves celebration, and just as briefly remind myself of that which I have learned from less pleasant, but no less important and even welcome stuff.
Christmas is a time for festive fun and family dinners – being more mindful will help avoid roasting the emotions – as well as the turkey. [Read more…]
With little doubt, it IS wise to compare providers of services and products in these tough economic times, but is this also true of your place in this world?
I recall being about 14 yrs old. I was at school and whilst moving from one lesson to the next recall thinking “no one else thinks like me, my thoughts are so intense”.
Of course, I was mistaken, but in that moment… and for some considerable time after, I believed I was the only one in the world; it felt really, deep and lonely! [Read more…]
After all, you are good enough! Do you really know that though? Have you granted yourself permission to really, truly believe in you? Many people have something in them that is waiting to ‘be discovered’ and are sadly held back for any number of reasons!
Our imaginations change as we move through our lives… as a child, we were able to experience positive imaginations, fantasising about who we were, what we could do… the possibilities appeared endless. We know we also had less helpful, though ‘normal’ thoughts leaving us frightened! [Read more…]
One of the most challenging times for our communication skills is when someone we know suffers bereavement. Death and grief are often taboo subjects in our society, so we are often unsure what to say or how to act around people who are grieving.
Whether to say anything at all, and if so, ‘What, how and when?’, are common thoughts. [Read more…]
Anger… is a natural and healthy emotion. [Read more…]
I enjoy sharing content that provides international perspectives. This article from Dr Jim Manganiello is an excellent piece that focuses on the challenges in the US – and which are highly relevant in most areas! Dr Manganiello is a clinical psychologist and diplomate-level medical psychotherapist based in Groveland and West Boxford. He is also an author and teacher focusing on stress, personal growth, meditation and “inner fitness.” His book “Unshakable Certainty” is available on Amazon.