Self-worth and why it’s still worth it!

Many people would be forgiven for thinking self-worth is the same as self-belief and they’d have a point. These two are like sisters that do great things for each other if they get on! The trouble starts if you have one concept that is out of balance with the other. I...

The Big C – the Silent Killer

Over two years ago my family had a conversation that resulted in the sad, but necessary, decision to place my father in a Home. His Alzheimer’s had reached an advanced stage and my mother at 83, no longer felt she could cope, something which I had enormous sympathy...

Can men and women ever speak the same language?

 Men and women are fundamentally different in many ways especially in the way that we think; Structurally our brains are different but not hugely, so why is it that the way that we think and consequently communicate is so different? Brain structure and processing...

Why is My Child So Stressed?    

You may be forgiven for thinking – what do children have to be stressed about? Being a child is the easiest time of your life.  Well, if you remember your childhood, then you know that this is not always true. As soon as you start school, the stress seems to start;...

How to Reduce Christmas Stress!

‘Tis the season to be jolly…’  A study published in December 2014 by Ipsos MORI found that 5% of the UK are very stressed about Christmas preparations and 15% are fairly stressed. This equates to 20% of the population being stressed about a holiday whose...

The Rise of Rudeness!

For some months now, I have noticed that people seem to be much more aggressive when they are driving. I hardly seem able to set out on a journey without encountering something happening and as a result I feel that driving is a lot less enjoyable than it used to be....

Understanding and building Self-belief

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”  Theodore Roosevelt    Self-belief is “confidence in oneself and one’s ability,” it stems from positive thinking, talking to others, plenty of practise and in some cases, training. Although we aspire to have more...

Learning from Failure

What’s the Problem? People always say, “the best way to learn is through the mistakes that you make.”  But what if we don’t learn from our mistakes, our misdemeanours, our failures?  What if instead of learning from them they weigh heavily on our shoulders and we...