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Oct 2014

Ten Practical Strategies to promote your well being

Most people know what we have to do to get or stay physically well – move more and eat more wisely. But what about your mental well-being? Our Newspapers and magazines are full of more and more articles on addressing our emotional difficulties than was the case with previously, Mental health – psychological health is something many of us take for granted – or, worse…

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Apr 2014

Why we all need to learn the 90 10 rule.

I was fortunate enough to be shown this by a client and I’m really grateful. Its a short animation based on approaches to stress management but its got much wider relevance. Dr Mike Evans presents a brilliant video on what streets is and good ways to manage it. Its worth watching a few times, so settle down.  


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Jan 2014

Presentations Skills that work! NLP 4Mat Pattern

There is a lot of hot air talked about great presentation skills but there are some very compelling models which will help you deliver great presentations. NLP Presentations Skills In any group of people there are theoretical limited number of different learning styles present. The 4Mat pattern is a model to improve your communication with any group of people so that you can address the…

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Jan 2014

Get the Small Talk Right! Easy Ways to be Confident Talking to People

Small talk can be a big problem for many people yet for some its really easy. What is it and how do they do it? Here are some strategies you can try to put other people at their ease and feel confident socially: Go prepared with six questions to ask –   typically Who are you? Where are you from? What do you do? Who…

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Oct 2013

Give up your excuses for not living the life you want right now!

What’s stopping you? Two inspirational video’s which will challenge your will power and motivation. Video Number one: If you listen to other people and depend on what they think you can achieve where would we be? Video number Two: If you needed any more convincing watch the most inspiring human on the planet!


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Sep 2013

Witness the impact of gratitude in action

I don’t think that we can have too much awareness of the ways in which we can – when we know how – change our state, feel better – genuinely better, fast. So here a s really cool video from an outfit called Soul Pancake which I think everyone should subscribe to!   Gratitude is something what we all too often play lip service to…

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Sep 2013

Why everyone needs to know the meaning of the number 86,400

Think of the numbers you know the meaning of. 1760 yards in a mile 5289 feet in a mile 1000 meters is a kilometer 7 days a week 24 hours a day Average Income Average Lifespan You’ll have your own, This is a number you need to know the meaning of and consider every day. [S3_embed_video file=’The Value of Time — 86,400 Seconds in a…

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Sep 2013

Harnessing the power of forgiveness.

Why a single letter can set you free! Harnessing the power of forgiveness. Its part of western culture that forgiveness should be a core value yet its something which we seem to have lost sight of the true nature of forgiveness in the modern world. If you are old enough you’ll remember the words of prayer we used to trot out every day . ….

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Aug 2013

Matthieu Richard on the habits of happiness

I spend a lot of time following trails of learning and insight which I find useful and base my work on.  There are a few leading thinkers in the world today who really understand what we need to have in our lives in order to experience happiness. Matthieu is a Buddhist Monk, who was a highly successful biologist, who transformed his life and became a…

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Jul 2013

Change your Body Language Change how you feel!

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals…

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Jul 2013

30 Day Challenge – Improve Your Productivity By Creating Better Habits

When it comes to improving your personal productivity there are a number of strategies you can use to make this happen. One strategy that I like to suggest is to challenge yourself to add a habit or behaviour that will support your overall productivity. Habits are semi automatic behaviours and routines which can either be irritating of distractions but in fact we also have some…

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12

Jun 2013

Will it make the boat go faster?

I was really fortunate this time last year to attend an event where Ben Hunt- Davies MBE was speaking. Ben is an Olympian and I was really fortunate to meet him personally and even got my photo taken with him, his Gold Medal and an Olympic Torch. Ben is one of the most inspirational speakers I have ever heard and he told his amazing story…

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07

Dec 2012

Resolutions that make changes stick!

  If you do want to make changes in your life – and lets face it who wouldn’t in the present environment of doom and gloom? The break in routine and the sense of a new start to the year after the winter break is an ideal opportunity to disrupt old habits and behaviours in order to make changes, but remember that you can make…

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21

Oct 2012

Help with self esteem and self confidence

Many clients come to see me with wanting to how to increase their self confidence or self esteem and this always leads to a series of very interesting conversations Lets start with looking at what we mean by self esteem or self confidence. Self-esteem is usually understood as your personal evaluation of your own self worth, what you think you deserve to have in and…

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13

Sep 2012

Is there life after redundancy?

Being made redundant is a terrible experience but un-fortunately all too common these days but when it happens to you it feels totally personal. Many people say that the experience is one of the most traumatic experiences of their lives. One day life is full of certainties. You can plan ahead. You can budget. You can look forward. You feel skilful, knowledgeable and needed. Relationships…

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Sep 2012

Why am I doing this job? Clues to Career Choice

Many clients come to see me concerning their careers and how this affects their happiness. They chose their occupations freely and willingly but they no linger find fulfillment and interest them and don’t know what to do. When you hear some people’s life stories they seem to bounce around between different careers –  sometime vastly different careers and businesses with relative ease. Others, and I…

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Aug 2012

A very personal introduction

A personal introduction you wont want to miss! When I say to people that I can make them a very important introduction that will change their lives, they usually look very curiously. Then I tell them that this person is someone who has the biggest influence on their lives whether they like it or not they begin to look a bit nervous or even disbelieving…

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