When the stress just keeps coming…Pause (paws)

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It’s Stress Awareness week. And some folks don’t need making aware, they’re all too aware that there’s too much stress about! How about you? R is for Reality Stress is all around us… Sounds like to start of a Wet Wet Wet song but that’s all about love. Which is my point actually, as I […]

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Stuck in Shanghai

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A is for Acknowledge   The best thing Some of the unpleasant times in our lives turn out to have done us a huge favour. Being stuck in a sweaty minibus in Shanghai in 1998 showed me good and proper that I was in the wrong place!   The writing on the wall There were […]

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Let’s create a ripple!

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And let’s start with you, Precious One. Then let’s see who you can pass it on to! E is for Energy   The end of an era – thank goodness! For the last four or five years I’ve been running at less than 100% of my usual energy. The hormonal changes that hit me at about […]

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Time to pick on my mum again

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Did you see the videos of my mum travelling with me to work in Dublin? It was quite a funny series! Well, this week, she’s at the centre of the story… R is for Reality   The R of my CARE model of Wellbeing is all about the Reality of how much time, energy and resources […]

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Too fat to run? Not likely mate!

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My friend Julie Creffield got a lot of stick when she started running. As a plus size runner, she realised she probably wasn’t the only one… C is for Compassion Who told you that? When Julie heard blokes shouting at her from a van, you’d have thought she might have given up. When her doctor […]

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“Oh that? Nah, that wasn’t clever”

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The danger of dismissing success   If you often refuse a compliment or you think you don’t have any skills, read on. You might find a reason to smile… A is for Acknowledge   What you’re good at How do you react to compliments? Feel a little dismissive or uncomfortable? Often we dismiss compliments because […]

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Let’s investigate the power of repetition. There’s one small twist… C is for Compassion “If I’ve told you once…” Did you hear this phrase as a child? It was probably referring to some rule or other that you were supposed to obey. How many things are repeated by others and by you, every single day? […]

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Energy in your team

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Some days can be stressful, but the energy in your team can make it better – or worse. Whether that’s your work team or your family! E is for Energy   Who is in your team?  By team, I’m talking about the people in your life that help you do what you do. They might […]

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Is this you? Waking up tired, grumpy or dreading the day ahead? I have something that might help you! R is for Reality   How you start your day I’ve been trying out a new way of eating for the last three months and it’s going really well. I’ve lost a bit of weight but […]

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Everybody Matters and the science of mattering

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Are you always putting yourself last? Does it wear you out? Here are some thoughts on why it’s FINALLY ok to realise how important you are… A is for Acknowledge   Honouring your whole self Last week I was talking about honouring your child-self – the younger versions of ourselves that we all have inside. […]

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