Why the power of gratitude raises your spirits

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus, Greek Stoic philosopher If you’re not currently practising gratitude in your daily routine, you’re missing out on the untapped potential that could make you happier and lift your spirits. It […]

5 ways you can champion others with social anxiety

If you work alongside a colleague with social anxiety or manage someone who does, you might be wondering what you could do to support them. “You’ll be okay” or similar phrases are often the last thing an anxious person wants to hear – but how can you know what to say or what to do? […]

Improve your self-confidence and emotional connections with others

Do you feel like your insecurities and negative self-talk are holding you back? Do you want to learn how you can improve your self-confidence and overall wellbeing? Building your self-confidence might sound scary if you’re not used to pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, but it doesn’t have to be. Self-confidence lays robust foundations […]

Why the power of self-care can make you stronger

If you’re feeling stressed, jumping from job to job with a busy schedule, or putting all your energy into caring for others, it might be time to take a step back. Not giving yourself time for self care can put you on the road to burn out or risk falling into the trap of workaholism […]

How your emotions hijack your brain

Have you ever felt heated during a meeting or conversation, but not sure why? Maybe you can’t seem to think straight and make a simple decision? Or, perhaps you’ve said the wrong thing in the heat of a moment and are left with regret? Well, it could be down to emotions hijacking your brain and […]

Diminish critical thoughts by harnessing inner warmth and self-compassion

The voice inside our head that’s filled with doubts, criticism and negative thoughts can often plague our view on certain scenarios and experiences. Maybe we don’t go for a promotion because our inner critic doesn’t think we’re up to the challenge, or perhaps we ruminate on negative social experiences, constantly replaying what happened.  Self-criticism affects […]

Using visualisation to reach the success you deserve

Where do you see yourself in five years? Do you know how you will get there, or are there obstacles in your way that you can’t seem to push past?  Sometimes, it’s not through lack of trying – our mind plays a significant role in our ability to succeed. If we can’t see ourselves getting […]

Does your bedroom whisper sleep sanctuary or zzz-less zone?

Our environment has a huge impact on the quality of sleep we get. When we retreat to bed for some well-earned shut-eye, it can be the difference between a blissful night’s sleep or tossing and turning all night long.   A restful sleeping environment is just one of the ways we can get a good night’s […]

Is working alone right for you?

As more of us work from home long term, many businesses are considering flexible working as a popular option in the future. Whilst making do with working from home during the coronavirus pandemic is something we’re all having to do – and it comes with the general understanding that everyone’s situations aren’t ideal – are […]

Catastrophic thinking: How to manage negative thoughts

Dwelling on the terrible things that might happen if you do something wrong or don’t say the right thing is something we all experience, especially if the stakes are high.  If I mess up this presentation or my boss gives me a poor performance review, then I’ll lose my job and it will be the […]