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Do you feel emotions strongly? Do you often feel misunderstood?

Do you seem to be aware of subtleties around you? Maybe you are the 15- 20% of people who are highly sensitive people… Wikipedia states “People with an increased sensitivity of the central nervous system and a deeper cognitive processing of physical, social and emotion stimuli have a personality trait termed highly sensitive person [...]

Do you feel fulfilled?

  Or do you feel that something is missing? The answer often depends on whether …and how often, we choose to stay in our Comfort Zone or whether to take a challenge and Grow. Most people need to be achieving personal growth in some way in order to feel fulfilment …..but how often do we [...]

Do you have a challenging teenager?

Do you have a challenging teenager? Do you have a very, very challenging teenager who you are watching make decisions that are damaging to him or her and whatever approach you take to try and encourage them on to a better path, nothing seems to be working? It can be the most testing, stressful, [...]

Does your life look like what you want it to?

It looks how you choose to see it. And what you see depends on what you choose to focus on. Have you ever played that game while on a car journey when you look out for a particular colour of car, say, yellow. You focus on seeking out the yellow car, seeing any that appear in [...]

Rates of depression and anxiety among teenagers have increased by 70% in the past 25 years. Why?

  Whilst doing some of the research for a course I am running, I came across an article in the Independent stating the following statistic “rates of depression and anxiety among teenagers have increased by 70% in the past 25 years” Although I work with a good awareness of emotional health, I found this [...]

Glass half-full or glass half-empty? Optimism is an important skill!

  Some may say, whichever it is, it clearly needs topping up! Optimism and pessimism are states of mind. We have learned to be whichever we are by our own experiences, the influence of other people in our lives, and our beliefs. Despite this we can choose to change how we see things by [...]

Coping with a Bad Day: What’s Your Strategy?

Having a bad day? How do YOU cope with a bad day? We all have them! Sometimes they come one at a time and sometimes, like buses, they come one after another. And, of course there is a scale of severity of the distress we feel on bad days. Some bad days can be shrugged [...]

Optimism: The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Would you like to feel better and enjoy your life more? There is a good amount of evidence that shows that optimistic people maintain better health and enjoy life more than pessimistic people. So, if you are a pessimistic person how do you become an optimist? Can we learn to be optimistic? I believe so. [...]

Lost in Interpretation?

Will you interpret my words in the way I hope? And what do I mean? Do our emotions evolve from our thoughts which, in turn, are based on our interpretations? I recently watched a box set of The Affair  …..with my 23 year old son, which had a few moments bordering on uncomfortable but also [...]

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