Just Breathe!

Breathing is the most vital action we take in our lives, because it is the essence of life for us. We can live for weeks without food, days without water, but only minutes without breathing … yet it is the most unconscious action that we take.

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What Is “Wellness”?

Many of us assume that, if we don’t have an illness, we must be well. But if someone is bored, depressed, stressed or simply unhappy with their life, are they truly well? I know from personal experience that over time, negative emotional states can weaken the immune system, leading to physical and mental illness. Also, when we feel down, we may turn to smoking, alcohol and/or food as a substitute for other needs that are missing in our life – such as respect, recognition, support, a sense of purpose and belonging.

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Nurture Yourself

Each one of us knows exactly what we need to do to nourish ourselves – but very often we sacrifice our own happiness and fulfilment to look after those we love. By neglecting our own needs we deplete our internal resources, and in turn, are less effective in caring...

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How Are Your New Year Resolutions Shaping Up?

As midnight struck on 31st December, and the chorus of "Happy New Year" rang out around you, did you set yourself a New Year resolution? What did you resolve to do? Was is that THIS YEAR you are going to reach and maintain your ideal weight? To make money in your...

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How To Set And Achieve Your Goals

Typically, January is the time we focus on the year ahead and set our goals and intentions, and all too quickly, we've forgotten them. If this is true of you and you want to get to the end of the year with much to celebrate, here are some suggestions to keep you on...

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Reach Out

Whether it's feeling overwhelmed at work, coping with family problems or being under pressure financially, we've all experienced stress.  How we react to it really depends upon the circumstances and what we think and feel about the situation. Some stress is good for...

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Time Management

In the past week I've had two clients ask me to help them with challenges around their time management.  It's a common question, particularly in business where, to keep costs down we are asked to achieve more with less. What often happens, though, when we have so many...

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Worth It

  I was talking with a friend the other day. We were celebrating the fact that she's about to take her final exams and has just landed her "perfect" job. She reminded me that two years ago, when she embarked on this latest study, she was sharing with me how...

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No Regrets

In the last week I've seen references on Facebook that when Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away at age 56 in 2011, he delivered a speech or left behind a deathbed essay about the meaning of life. I found the words so poignant, and was saddened by the thought that...

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When Opportunity Knocks

Are you tired of working in a job that requires more from you than the advertised 9 to 5?  Have you had enough of the internal politics and got bored from hours wasted in fruitless meetings when you already have more on your plate than can reasonably be achieved in a...

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