April 8, 2019

How to cope with a mind tornado

This Mind Minute is going to give you great tip on dealing with Mind Tornados. And just what is a mind tornado I hear you say? I’ve just invented it actually. It’s when you are caught up in your thoughts but they are swirling and racing around, and intermittently bashing into you. It’s especially painful […]

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January 17, 2019

The Mind Minute: Hug More! Science says so.

​“We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.”    Virginia Satir, family therapist.We were born to hug. And I am not just saying that because I’d hug strangers if I could.Our neural systems and brain chemistry are designed to […]

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September 10, 2018

10 Sleep Tips For New Mums

​​When I had my daughter, I was a crazy person. And I say that as a psychologist. My obsession with sleep (hers and mine), preoccupied me like a heroin addict looking for another hit. Actually I was worse than that. Whilst lack of sleep is just something we all have to accept in those early […]

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September 10, 2018

Guilt Busting for New Mums

​It seems that not only do you have a lovely new baby when you become a parent but you have something else in abundance – guilt. Guilt about nearly everything – not breastfeeding, breastfeeding, not spending enough time with the kids, not reading them enough improving literature, not tidying the house, not…I could go on […]

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February 5, 2018

How well do you know your mind?

Minds are tricky. End of. But if you are going to get the best out of your mind, then you need to know a little bit more about that thing sitting between your ears. It’s the most powerful computer in the world, yet we really don’t understand how to manage it. Someone needs to hand […]

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January 5, 2018

The truth about procrastination and how to beat it

​We’ve all done it. Sat down to write that report/do the accounts/pay the bills and found yourself cleaning out the kitchen cupboards or organising your t-shirt drawer by brand. OK, maybe that’s just me. But if you’re reading this, you know you procrastinate. And perhaps you’re reading this article as a way to procrastinate. Well, […]

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