Struggling to stay motivated? Me too…

Forget the New Year’s resolutions – I know I won’t stick with them for more than 5 minutes – they’ll be filed under ‘All Too Difficult’ almost as soon as the ink’s dried.  But… we all want the next year to be better than the last, so having some goals in mind (without...

Christmas. What could possibly go wrong?

So, the mince pies and decorations have been in the shops for weeks.  The kids have been writing (and changing) their ‘wish’ list for ages, and you’ve been saving for, purchasing and hiding gifts ready for wrapping all month.  The invitations have gone out, Auntie Flo...

Grief & bereavement at Christmas time – how to cope

  Not a great prospect is it?  Grieving is no fun at the best of times, but at Christmas?  When everybody else seems to be surrounded by the people they love…  Grief can be a debilitating emotion at any time, but seems so much worse at Christmas – it’s seems to...

Phobias – The Facts

We are not born with phobias or fears – they are learned behaviours. A phobia is an externally triggered, consistent, uncontrollable panic response to an internal representation (a feeling). You actually respond to the picture you have created, not the thing itself....

Which Wolf Are You Feeding Today?

One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt,...

Winter blues?

So, Summer’s long gone, Autumn came and went with a bang, Winter’s taking hold and Christmas is just round the corner. To top the lot, the clocks went back on Sunday night and it’s downhill all the way till we reach Spring again. All we can look forward to is...