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Free tools you can use to help you with challenging situations in your life. If you have problems with work, finances, health or relationships discover ways you can improve.


The perils and payoffs of self-doubt

I grew up with self-doubt. My childhood was long on criticism, short on encouragement. I learned to question my own performance automatically, thinking I had to do something more to be accepted. It was painful, but as a kid, being found wanting by your caregiver is frightening and renders compliance alluring. In my case, self-hatred …

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am i in burnout?

Do I have burnout?

As I reported last year, in May 2019 the World Health Organisation classified burnout as ‘a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed’. The three main experiences they reported in people suffering burnout were feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings …

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Life Coaching

Life Coaching is SH*T

There are a lot of people out there suffering work stress in silence. Sometimes I hear from them, and they say something like, yeah, wow, I’ve really got a lot of stress in my job and they roll their eyes, implying that it’s bad, but not so bad that they’re going to do anything about …

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Find your happy

You’ve heard a lot of tips on how to be happy, but here’s one I’m going to share because it’s simple and it works anytime, anywhere. Calm Your Nervous System In a similar way to meditation, this technique drops you from: physical stress response (sympathetic nervous system – boosting adrenaline and cortisol for fight or …

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Stressed Out at Work

You’re stressed out at work – times are tough, job security is rare and the company is demanding. So, you do everything you can, pitch in to help, never say no. You put in more and more hours, develop new skills, take on new tasks. You try to keep up with what you THINK your …

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3 keys to success

Key #1: What value am I creating in the world? Just GIVE. Create as much value as you can and give it freely, not for profit but out of abundance and confidence. Be creative, enjoy, serve, give value and see what bounces back. GIVE more. GIVING VALUE creates success – not effort or strategy. Value …

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New Year Resolution First-Aid

New Year’s Resolutions going well? When we make New Year’s Resolutions, we’re often being a tiny bit optimistic. I think we mostly know this. Looking at what happened in previous years, it seems a big ask to expect this change to work. Largely we’re driven by guilt at what we didn’t achieve last year and …

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