“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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Who treats you like a child?

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It can drive you crazy! Why are they treating you like you have no brain or sense of responsibility!? And the worst culprit is… C is for Compassion   Honouring your child self I want to start by saying that, inside of you, you have the resources of all the ages you’ve ever been; if […]

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Open the window and breathe

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Fresh air is not just for summer, it’s for life – literally! There’s some interesting science to encourage us to ‘open the window and breathe’ E is for Energy   Smells! The smell of freshly cut grass. I’ll just leave that there while you imagine it. Now, putting your face deep into clean laundry, straight […]

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Being good is bad for you!

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I’ve recently discovered some science about being a nice person. It’s shocking, I think you might need to read it, in case you’re at risk too… R is for Reality   Being nice Where would the world be without people being nice? It doesn’t bear thinking about! Dr David Hamilton (I believe I’ve mentioned him once […]

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Do you want a trophy?

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It’s not like you’re needy, or a show-off, but sometimes it might feel like some acknowledgement wouldn’t go amiss. It doesn’t need to be a trophy… A for Acknowledge   Thanks! Of course it’s nice to get acknowledgement from other people. After all, no-one wants to feel that their hard work goes unappreciated. But sometimes, […]

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Surprising Yourself

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The habits you develop over time are necessary, reducing the amount of decisions you need to make in a day. But what happens if they’re negative habits? C is for Compassion   Talking to yourself Are you a worrier, procrastinator, a non-finisher or a perfectionist? Whilst there may be some evidence of those behaviours, telling […]

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