XMas (aka How To Have a Happy, Stress-Free XMas)

Unfortunately, for a lot of people, Christmas is often a stressful time … At this present moment in time with problems in the world economy, many people feel like the expense of Christmas is the last thing they need. But it doesn’t have to be expensive, or stressful at all. Doesn’t Everybody Love Christmas? I always assumed everybody loved Christmas: the cards, the food, the presents, being with the family. Until I heard a radio show a few weeks ago saying that November, December and January are the most difficult months for people who suffer from depression because of the … Read The Full Article …

Ape Not Kill Ape (aka There’s Nothing Wiser Than Nature)

After years of being mis-treated, experimented on and lied to by Humans – via a freak accident causing a global virus – Apes end up being the dominant race on the planet. Unlike humans, Apes survive and thrive based on one simple principle: “Ape Not Kill Ape.” They can fight, hurt each other, even beat each other to near-death, but they can not kill each other. Such a simple premise, but like all great models, ideas or principles, it IS simple. We are stronger when we are together. We are stronger when we help each other. Apes, like humans, are … Read The Full Article …

How To Deal With Office Politics

Let me ask you something… If somebody asks you the simple question “What Do You Do?”, how do you answer them? You tell them what you do as a job, right? (well, most people do). That’s because most of us define ourselves by what we do for a living – and seek to define others by the same measure. So it stands to reason that we deserve to be happy in what we do, particularly as this makes up a large portion of our life in the hours we have as well as in our psyche (read this article if … Read The Full Article …

The Magic Of Writing Things Down

In many of our posts, we refer to a Life Coaching Journal or Diary. Having and using a journal really makes a difference. I beg you (yes I do!) to get into the habit of writing things down more… without falling into its trap (yes, there is one)… Writing Things Down To Gain Clarity One of the first things you need to do when you start on a Life Coaching or Transformation journey is simple yet extremely important: get yourself a notebook and get into the habit of using it to record your goals, write down your thoughts, your progress, … Read The Full Article …

How To Forgive (And Why)

We all have things we’ve done that we wish we hadn’t. We all have things that were done to us that we wish hadn’t been done. Where we all differ is in how we manage our thoughts about these events. Some will just go about their normal life forgetting about it, some will take more time and make a conscious effort to forgive and move on, others will hold on to those thoughts for years and years. Unhelpful Thoughts Anger and resentment are unhelpful thoughts. They take a lot of energy and end up holding us back. How can you … Read The Full Article …

How Can We Stop Arguing?

Are there some people you just keep arguing with? Whether it’s with your partner, children, boss, colleagues, friends, parents, … sometimes relationships take a turn for the worse. You keep arguing, you never seem to be able to agree and, no matter what you try and do to solve the issue, there doesn’t seem to be any improvement. I’m writing this article in response to an email I received recently from one of our readers who, though having problems with a particular relationship, wanted to know if there was anything she could do to save that relationship. Hopefully this article … Read The Full Article …