Self Help

Are you a people pleaser?

Are you a people pleaser? Hands up ladies, who thinks they’re a people pleaser? Let’s define this shall we? A people pleaser is someone who wants to do things for others to make them happy, sometimes at the expense of their own needs. I think every one could rate themselves…

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Greatness is Sifted Through the Grind

The past couple of weeks has been a veritable cornucopia of world class sport. England beat Sweden in the quarter finals of the World Cup, Formula One visited Silverstone in Northamptonshire, we’re in the throes of my beloved Wimbledon and, most importantly of all, my children are preparing for their respective sports…

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How To Pause In A Non-Stop World

I bet you remember moments in your life where things seemed so much less stressful. You might, like myself, be of the pre-mobile phone generation when we all seemed to have a little more dedicated time for everything, or perhaps you don’t go that far back, but you might remember…

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WELCOME TO THE POWER OF YOUR MIND

The day I discovered hypnotherapy, was the day I decided that a lot more people needed to know about it. Most importantly, I wanted people to know that ‘all hypnosis is self-hypnosis‘ in the wise words of my hypnotherapy teacher. That meant that every single one of us has the…

How Positivity and Self-Help Could Improve Your Life-positivi†y

How Positivity and Self-Help Could Improve Your Life

Over the past two decades, positive psychology has gained the support of the academia community and the general public and is now recommended as one of the best solutions for personal improvement. It is seen as the embodiment of happiness and a perfect route through which an individual can achieve…

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HOW YOUR NEGATIVE SELF TALK CAN TORPEDO YOUR CHILDREN’S SELF-ESTEEM

By Karan Scott We know that our babies are born weak and defenseless, and that our sacred mission (as adoring and conscientious parents) is to protect and nurture them into maturity. At this point we’re supposed to let them spread their wings, fly the nest and create their own lives. Apparently this whole…

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WHY IT’S IMPERATIVE YOU PRUNE YOUR BUSH

Good Lord, I meant rose bush! I was taught something about rose bushes recently, which I thought I would share with you. They are complex little devils, which need a great deal of attention, and their care and maintenance is not wholly dissimilar to nurturing your productivity (as an entrepreneur). Did…

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Your Breakthrough Will Come With…

Your Breakthrough Will Come With… Whatever you’re seeking a breakthrough for, be it a career promotion, dieting results, fitness goals, relationship hopes or business growth and development, there’s one key ingredient you need to make it happen: momentum. Imagine pulling your bike out from the garage and sitting astride it,…

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From nature to nurture, all is energetic

From nature to nurture, all is energetic – How to respond and adapt to new energy streams. Life is a series of flowing energy streams. Some we carry throughout our life and many carry us. Some are intentional, and others we are not always aware of…until something wakes us to them….

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LIFE LESSONS ARE EVERYWHERE

LIFE LESSONS ARE EVERYWHERE  Whilst visiting friends and enjoying a BBQ recently, something made me stop, chuckle and take this photograph of a drainpipe. You’re probably thinking I should get out more, or find more scintillating friends, but I go out plenty and these are the best friends a girl…

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Let Intrigue Be Your Guide

Let Intrigue Be Your Guide Intrigue…a word which captures the imagination. A word which within itself suggests there is more…a hidden discovery to be made. Seeing the world and each other through the lens of intrigue allows for expansion; which invites development of the psyche – of the soul and…

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A Spring in your Step

 A Spring in your Step! As I write this article I am watching the hailstones hammering down onto my patio and confusing all my spring plants. Apart from the beautiful bloom of cherry blossom everywhere to remind us it is Spring, arctic winds, hailstones and temperatures struggling to get beyond…

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EMBRACE THE WINDS OF CHANGE

Embrace the Winds of Change I was out in the garden not too long ago, picking up the broken twigs and branches, left in the wake of Storm Doris. This got me thinking about the cycle of life. Again. It fascinates me to observe Mother Nature making change happen, in…

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The Vibration of 2017 – getting to the heart of what we want.

The Vibration of 2017 – getting to the heart of what we want. Struggling with upholding your New Year intentions and resolutions? Is the enthusiasm beginning to wane as the cold nights sap the Christmas spirit of change and newness? Does the 1st of January seem…just so long ago? There…

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The Secret to Achieving your Goals

The Secret to Achieving your Goals How are you with goal setting? Do you set big hairy audacious goals, or are yours small and manageable? Are your goals always the same, meaning that you never achieve them? Or maybe you are waiting to be stronger, smarter, more beautiful, even fitter…

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Be Smarter with your New Year’s Resolutions

Be smarter with your New Year’s resolutions. It’s time to review those New Year’s resolutions. Review them I hear you say? This early? Well you might be doing ok with yours but there’s no harm in giving them the quick once over. According to a survey done by BUPA, the…

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Don’t forget the Past Year. Learn from It!

Don’t forget the Past Year. Learn from It! The year is nearly at an end and I guess that you’ve been so busy living life that you haven’t had time to review it. Taking time out to review always feels like a bit of a chore but I am here…

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WHICH WORD WILL YOU GROW INTO IN 2017?

WHICH WORD WILL YOU GROW INTO IN 2017? It is almost the time for New Year’s resolutions but, as a sweeping generalisation, I don’t like them. Too often people make their resolutions flippantly, and without any genuine intent to fuel their successful implementation; so they are more likely doomed to…

Exercise your way to a better mental health

Exercise your way to a better mental health Now lets make one thing clear here, I am not an expert in exercise nor nutrition. I am simply a human being who has had shitty mental health and been on a long and challenging journey encompassing much learning on how to…

How Cyberbullying Differs from Standard Bullying How to Stop It

How Cyberbullying Differs from Standard Bullying and How to Stop It Bullies will always exist and they will always try to attack you where they think you are weak. Their personal insecurities manifest in the form of intimidation, belittling insults and the siphoning of self-confidence. Until around ten years ago,…

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Do You Need To Be More Social Media Selfish?

Last week I saw the very knowledgeable Andy McKenzie put something on his Instagram about being selfish to be happy. I’m not going to go into the ins and outs of that post, other than to say in general I agree. The bits and pieces I have utilised from NLP and my own personal…

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Stress is seriously stressful

Stress is seriously stressful By Fliss Baker Stress is such a little word. I visualise someone pulling their hair, tired, pressured and feeling trapped but it’s even more than that. It is very dangerous physically and mentally to the body. I’m going to tell you what stress does to my…

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A Flow of ideas…

A Flow of Ideas… A long established wisdom and central tenet in personal and spiritual growth, is the saying “Know Thyself.” Such a fundamental aspect which influences all we do through our choices and decision-making, and yet how much time do we give to understanding ourselves? Do you really know…

STOP SAYING YOU’RE “FINE”

  STOP SAYING YOU’RE “FINE” There is a four letter F-word that’s holding you back, but it’s probably not the F-word you’re thinking of right now <chuckle>. The F-word I’m referring to is fine; think about it. In this context, the dictionary defines fine as something that is of a…

The Connection to Ground.

The Connection to Ground. We are live-wires; electromagnetic bundles of energy connected to streams of activity and interest. We give out signals – of what we want and need – and receive calls, consciously and subconsciously from corresponding attractions, be they people, places or events. As space and time moves…

WHEN THE HORSE IS DEAD, IT’S TIME TO GET OFF!

WHEN THE HORSE IS DEAD, IT’S TIME TO GET OFF! When the horse is dead, it’s time to get off may seem like advice taken straight out of the Stating The Bleeding Obvious Handbook, but you’d be surprised how often I find myself encouraging mentees to do exactly this. Some…

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The Art of Self-Care

The Art of Self-Care The art of self-care is a simple yet profound concept. It involves no-one else and is best practiced held-lightly and with grace. It teaches self-love, inclusion and gentleness. Its intention: to bring together the disparate aspects of our psyche and physical awareness. It soothes and it…

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Perfectionism

Perfectionism Where did we learn the message that we needed to aspire to perfectionism? We could blame the media but every element of our personal learning and life experience gears towards the ideal that perfectionism equals success. If we think about our upbringing we are taught from an early age…

Roll with life’s punches

Roll with life’s punches Life has an uncanny and infuriating habit of sucker punching us when we’re already down. How often have you ever looked skywards and pleaded “…could I please just catch a break?!” A case in point. My brother, Philip, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin Lymphoma last…