July 5, 2021

Why You Should Throw Away Your To Do List

​ I am a list addict. If I had a personal catchprahse, it should be ‘Me Love Lists’. However, however. It has dawned on me that lists, as with everything in life, can become sticks with which we beat ourselves up. And the reason is this – the list can never end. Because that is the nature […]

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June 21, 2021

On Creativity: 3 Books To Get You Going

​I have been thinking a lot about being creative lately. Actually, it’s not been lately, it’s been there for some time, tapping at my shoulder and asking me to listen. I’ve just been ignoring it. And I realise now that creativity is really about listening to that voice. It’s trying to tell you something. Parents […]

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June 7, 2021

How To Get Something Done

​I have been remiss. Again. Despite promising myself that I would get my ​newsletter, The Mind Minute, out more regularly since February, I have failed. My excuse is that…well, does it matter? It’s all the usual stuff. But I gave myself a pass, you know, what with the global pandemic and just focused on writing […]

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September 28, 2020

Follow A Plan Not A Mood

If you are not getting things done, then this may be where you are going wrong.We are used to doing what thoughts tell us. I don’t feel like it right now…I don’t have time right now…Learning to step back from thoughts about whether or not you feel like doing something will allow you much greater […]

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September 10, 2020

Create More Time In Your Day In 2 Steps

​Having a lot of extra work on my plate lately has had me mumbling ‘I don’t have enough time for anything’ and shooting resentful looks at all other human beings in my vicinity.And I know I am not alone. One of the questions I get asked most is ‘how can I find more time?’ We […]

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September 3, 2020

Do you make these 3 thinking errors?

How often are you aware of the stories your mind tells you? Because it’s a great storyteller. But it’s not always telling you things that are useful, especially when it’s freaking out.  Cognitive biases, or thinking errors, are the brain’s way ofquickly making sense of a situation. Sometimes that’s good, like when you are running away […]

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July 25, 2020

5 Essentials For Your Well-Being First Aid Kit

​What’s in your Well Being First Aid Kit? Lockdown has got me thinking about mine. As a trauma therapist, I take well-being and mental health pretty seriously (sure you’re ​relieved to hear that) but these last few months have forced me to really work out what are my can’t-live-without tools not just for keeping it […]

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June 8, 2020

How To Listen. Really listen.

Are you really listening when someone is telling you something?  If you really want to hear what someone is talking about, and what their experience is like, start by practising active listening.  Active listening is something that therapists endeavour to do in order to help clients feel truly heard and supported, and I wanted to share some […]

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