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CHOOSE YOUR MOOD

CHOOSE YOUR MOOD

The topic of ‘mood’ has come up in several conversations in the last couple of weeks. When that happens, I know it’s a sign (a nudge, if you will) that I need to write about it.  For some reason, I’m still surprised when I talk to someone about choosing their mood,...
MANAGING CHALLENGING RELATIONSHIPS

MANAGING CHALLENGING RELATIONSHIPS

Whether it’s a partner, boss, colleague, family member or friend, we all have (or have had) people in our lives whom we find ‘challenging’. Luckily, most of us don’t have to see or be around them every day. However, for some, it’s unavoidable. One of my specialities...
ARE YOU A PERFECTIONIST?

ARE YOU A PERFECTIONIST?

For as long as I can remember, perfectionism has been an issue for me, not least in my writing. I used to agonise over everything I wrote, trying to make it as accurate as possible before publishing. I would pour endlessly over every word, resulting in a single post...
USE JEALOUSY AS A SIGNPOST

USE JEALOUSY AS A SIGNPOST

Do you ever feel that familiar pang of jealousy when you see someone seemingly doing ‘better’ than you or when you witness another person having, being or doing something you wish you had?  Most of us have experienced it at some time or another. After all, we’re...
I’LL BE HAPPY WHEN…

I’LL BE HAPPY WHEN…

So many of us live our lives waiting to be happy, often without even realising it.  I often hear variations on, ‘I’ll be happy when…’ I get married/divorced I get a new job I get a new partner My kids go to university I have a child/I have another child This project...
NARCISSISTIC ABUSE CYCLE

NARCISSISTIC ABUSE CYCLE

I’ve had such a huge response to my previous post, ‘Is Your Boss a Narcissist?’ (you can read it here) that I thought it pertinent to delve a bit deeper into the topic of narcissist abuse. I believe that knowledge is power – when we know...
IS YOUR BOSS A NARCISSIST?

IS YOUR BOSS A NARCISSIST?

Over the next few posts, following feedback from several readers and clients, I will be focusing on toxic work environments. In particular, I’ll do a deep dive into toxic personalities, bullying and narcissistic cycles of abuse. I’m passionate about this...
HOW TO HACK YOUR HAPPY HORMONES

HOW TO HACK YOUR HAPPY HORMONES

When we undertake certain activities, we release specific combinations of neurochemicals.  All of these chemicals have a purpose. As well as the ones we emit when we are stressed (cortisol and adrenaline – responsible for our flight, fight, freeze response), we...

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