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How can parents help to build their child’s self-esteem?

In many areas, young people’s lives are improving, yet there is evidence of a growing mental health crisis amongst teens. Rates of anxiety and depression have increased by 70% in the past 25 years. According to the Office of Official Statistics, the number of young suicides each year is greater than it has been [...]

Are you looking for greater fulfilment in 2018?

So here we are at the beginning of another new year. Whether you are wondering where the last one went, reflecting that 2017 was a good one or reflecting that 2017 had some tough challenges, a new year is traditionally a time to create new resolutions and decide to change things for the better. [...]

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 [...]

World Mental Health Day 2017: Mental Health in the Workplace

Today, 10th October, is World Mental Health Day, a day which provides an opportunity for raising awareness of mental health and to progress ways to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. This year’s theme is ‘Mental Health in the Workplace’. I recently trained to be a Mental Health First Aider for [...]

Is a lack of meaningful interaction making you feel lonely?

In a recent few days away I was exchanging introductions and initial pleasantries with a charming retired gentleman who asked me what I do for a living - "I am a Life Coach," I told him.  "Oh," he said, looking slightly blank "what does that involve? There are quite a lot of new things [...]

Macmillan’s ‘Go Sober for October’: Support and Encouragement

Some of us may have decided that an alcohol-free month of October is a challenge or experience we want to try... and for some, the link with making some funds for Macmillan will add incentive.  I confess that it's not for me now as I don’t drink much and already have a dwindling tolerance [...]

Flawed or Healthy Attraction?

Who do you attract into your life? Are you attracting people into your life who enhance it or drain you? I am guessing that if it is the latter, then by nature, you are a caring and giving person? A giving person gets some level of ‘inner glow’ from the giving of themselves to other [...]

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. [...]

Creatures of habit

  Most of us are creatures of habit but why, and how do we break bad habits? Humans survive off habitual behaviour to create order in their lives and habit exists across time and society. Some serve us well and some don’t. There are habits we have that are beneficial to our lives and ones [...]

By | 2017-03-30T15:22:04+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Breaking habits, Business Coaching, Change, Habits, Life Coaching|Comments Off on Creatures of habit

Be the Weight you want to be!

It is a common human trait to use a variety of ‘crutches’ to help us through the uncomfortable, challenging or painful times in our lives. The crutch may be one of many such as alcohol, drugs, gambling, cigarettes, over working, excessive exercising, gaming, music, opting out …or food. These crutches may be used for comfort or [...]

By | 2017-03-30T15:22:31+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Breaking habits, Habits, Life Coaching, Positively Shrinking, Weight loss, Weight management|Comments Off on Be the Weight you want to be!