Life skills

Upgrade your life skills and enjoy life again with simple but powerful tools that put you back in control

dreams

Why you aren’t pursuing your dream

Do you have a dream? Our aspirational dreams are our souls trying to show us our life’s purpose. How long have you cherished your dream without acting on it? Does it hide out in the back of your mind, because you feel it’s far-fetched and can probably not be achieved? Are you avoiding it or …

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deny

Denial: The power of wilful ignorance over happiness

I came across a video last week from Compassion in World Farming in 2014, talking about the reality of factory farming and our willingness NOT to re-consider our choice to consume factory farmed animal products.#1 Her punch line: The power of wilful ignorance cannot be overstated. The video presenter ‘Kate’, a food marketer, describes factory …

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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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Stuff New Year’s Resolutions, how about a manifesto for 2019?

I found myself thinking about New Year’s Resolutions this week and how tiresome and ineffective they often turn out to be. I don’t usually make them, although I do set goals for the year and drill down monthly and weekly. Do you trust yourself? The problem with New Year’s Resolutions is often how far-fetched they …

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Tis the season to be jolly – how to be happy at Xmas

If you’re drowning in Xmas, choose this moment to really support yourself. Listen to the voice in the back of your head that’s wishing for a better start to 2019. Mindhack your way to happiness.

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Fail your way to success

Failure – what does it mean to you? Failure isn’t welcome to most of us – we’d rather avoid it. It looks to us like falling on our faces – we may experience it as embarrassing, humiliating or shaming. We might feel stupid and think others will judge us for it. Others may do exactly …

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anxiety

Anxiety: What it is and how to manage it

What is anxiety? Anxiety is a feeling covering up something else we don’t want to feel, like fear or inadequacy. It rarely reflects directly on what’s actually happening, it’s often much fuzzier and more generalised, so you can’t really put your finger on it. It’s the well-practiced habit of disconnection from what is. It’s easier …

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