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Stress: recognising it and managing it

June 23rd, 2021|

Stress is a totally normal response when things get a bit overwhelming. Sometimes though, the way we react to stress can start to get in the way of daily life. Normally, stress is triggered by things happening in your life. It might be that you are living through a period of uncertainty, that you are

Connecting to Nature

May 10th, 2021|

It's Mental Health Awareness Week! And this year's theme is nature and the role it plays in fostering our mental and emotional wellbeing. As restrictions lift and Spring unfolds, what better time to make the most of being in nature and soaking up the benefits. During the pandemic our awareness of the positive impact nature

Seeking mental health support

May 6th, 2021|

Accessing support nowadays has become much more accessible compared to just a few years back. Furthermore, the flourishing of online mental health support platforms, such as InsideOut, has drastically cut down the time one has to set aside for therapy or coaching sessions, which now can easily be accessed in the comfort of one's home.

Post-Pandemic Growth – Relating To Others

May 6th, 2021|

Part one of this series on post-pandemic growth that I posted last week focused on personal strength – how in the midst of this ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many of us are discovering our own internal personal strength. Today I want to focus on another important dimension of growth and that is meaningful relationships or relating

Post-Pandemic Growth – Personal Strength

May 6th, 2021|

Human beings have the capacity to deal with and benefit from hugely challenging situations. A question that we now face is - how do we want to live our lives post this pandemic. What do we want our lives to look like let’s say 12 months from today? Most people I speak to strongly feel

5 strategies for managing anxiety

April 15th, 2021|

To be anxious is highly human according to the existentialists. Have you experienced a racing heart, sweating hands, not thinking straight and a stomach that is giving you all sorts of uncomfortable signals? So much so that you feel paralysed? That’s really unpleasant and can feel unmanageable and scary. Many things can trigger anxiety for

5 Reasons why Everyone Benefits from Art

April 15th, 2021|

Wonder about the connection between Arts & Well-being? The arts tell something that words alone can’t reach. However, the language of imagery can seem quite daunting to some people because it is not logical or linear and there are lots of misconceptions about ART and ARTISTS. Some of the thoughts float along the lines of:

Thriving in a VUCA World

March 30th, 2021|

Last week, in an online symposium run by my University for its MAPP-CP (Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology) students, I had the incredible opportunity to listen to and engage with multiple academics and practitioners from around the world in the fields of positive psychology, social science and medicine. These experts delivered lectures

Not Enough Time?

March 30th, 2021|

“You don’t build the life you want by saving time. You build the life you want, and then time saves itself. Recognizing that is what makes success possible.” ― Laura Vanderkam, American author Not enough time? Ask yourself, “What are my priorities?” In my Purposeful Women of Faith Circle meeting last month, we shared openly

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