let’s break up…..

.....I said to stress   It has been described as an epidemic and one that appears to be out of control.   Isabella Goldie, director of the Mental Health Foundation thinktank, who recently commissioned an Extensive Mental Health study into the impact of stress in the UK  said: “Millions of us around the UK are experiencing high levels of stress and it is damaging our health. Stress is one of the great public health challenges of our time but it is not being taken as seriously [...]

By | 2019-07-17T09:01:40+10:00 July 16th, 2019|Anxiety, Confidence, Depression, General Wellbeing, Insomnia, Mental Health, Panic Attacks, Self-esteem, Sleep, Stress|Comments Off on let’s break up…..

The Art of Doing Nothing – Meaningful vs Mundane

The Art of Doing Nothing - Meaningful vs Mundane Why do we have to be at deaths door, or have something significant happen before we look at our lives from a different perspective. Why do we find it so hard to chill, is there an art to doing nothing? After a recent illness which knocked me for six I was forced to make some changes and slow down.  I looked for ways to simplify and quieten my life.  I started to look at what I was actually [...]

By | 2017-11-13T20:09:41+10:00 November 13th, 2017|Confidence, General Wellbeing, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-esteem, Stress|Comments Off on The Art of Doing Nothing – Meaningful vs Mundane

Help with Exam Stress and Text Anxiety

Help With Exam Stress And Test Anxiety I have been asked many times to create a video/audio session around Exam Stress for Students and today uploaded my latest video on YouTube which you can access here. Exams were always a major stressor for me at both school and university and to be honest I’m not sure, thinking back, how I handled the stress.  I do recall the stomach problems and not doing as well as I could have done during the times I let the [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:22+10:00 May 3rd, 2016|Anxiety, Children, Confidence, Fears, General Wellbeing, Insomnia, Mental Health, Motivation, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Self-esteem, Sleep, Stress|Comments Off on Help with Exam Stress and Text Anxiety

Dump the Resolutions!

What if, instead of wasting your time on a list of resolutions that you may or may not remember come February, this year you decide to dump the resolutions!  Then, in their place you apply the simple mantra "I Am Ready For Change" and get ready to work towards a better and more fulfilling life.   To build the life you want consider starting by grabbing each day with both hands.  Recognise that life is full of ups and downs and without the downs we would [...]

5 easy ways to dissolve stress by an ex stressaholic

Stress – we are all feeling it and it’s not going away any time soon.  So, if we can’t get rid of it then we must find ways to manage it. A 2015 study by the Australian Psychological Society on Stress and Wellbeing (link here) stated that a whopping 49% of those surveyed said that financial problems were the main cause of their high stress levels.  Over the last 5 years, financial issues continues to rank number 1 followed closely by family issues. Not surprisingly [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:23+10:00 November 19th, 2015|Confidence, General Wellbeing, News, Self-esteem, Stress|1 Comment

How to crush your fear of public speaking (celebrities show the way)

Did you know that public speaking or performing in front of an audience is our Number 1 fear. More and more in the media we hear about performers, actors, singers, even politicians who struggle with the dreaded fear of performing.   A few years ago Adele (British singer) was booked to perform the Bond theme Skyfall at the Academy Awards.  She was so anxious that she suffered sleepless nights and panic attacks for weeks before the performance due to extreme fear about this one performance.  Apparently on the advice of a friend she chose [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:23+10:00 October 16th, 2015|Anxiety, Confidence, EFT, Fears, General Wellbeing, Motivation, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Self-esteem, Stress|Comments Off on How to crush your fear of public speaking (celebrities show the way)

3 foolproof ways to destroy your child’s self-esteem in an instant

I remember when my son first stared rowing a few years ago.  He was excited and before he even got in the boat he was convinced he was going to win medals! During his first on-water session he seemed to be doing well when I noticed him starting to struggle.  As I watched him I could see his smile fade replaced by a frown as he struggled to maintain balance and falls into the water.  I sense his growing discouragement and frustration as he struggles [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:45:23+10:00 September 29th, 2015|Anxiety, Children, Confidence, Fears, General Wellbeing, Self-esteem, Stress|Comments Off on 3 foolproof ways to destroy your child’s self-esteem in an instant