In the face of loss, the experience of grief can be profound. In the shock of being confronted with the reality of losing someone or something that holds significant personal value to you the impact can be intense. It can be the loss of a person, relationship or career that may trigger grief. Everyone reacts..
I was speaking to a peer the other day in conversation about motherhood, and she pointed out that “by the time boys are 13 years old the physical affection they are used to having as a child decreases exponentially”. I’ve got three boys aged 6, 4 and 1.5 years and I was struck by the..
“A brave man steps forward courageously into the shadows of the unknown and discovers who they are in those moments”. If you do an internet search for ‘men’s health’ the first thing you come across are sites regarding fitness and image. However, to really get to the core of ‘men’s health’ it is more..
#MeToo is gaining incredible traction as a forum for women who’ve experienced abuse, assault or sexual harassment. The Harvey Weinstein scandal appears to have been the catalyst for this movement. Perhaps it is the tip of the iceberg, whereby a critical mass has been reached of realization of the scope of this insidious problem that..
Integrity is the cornerstone of having a clear conscience and therefore feeling and living a lighter life. So what keeps your feeling integrous? It usually boils down to keeping agreements that you’ve made with yourself or others. If you break these agreements you’ll more than likely feel guilty (i.e. your conscience telling you you’re not..
Life can be a juggernaut that makes constant demands on your attention. The necessity of managing these demands requires some reflection on what you value and therefore prioritize. What really matters to you? To address this, your first need to ground yourself – to really connect with what matters. You can go as deep as..
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain. With a climate of political and economic uncertainty there appears to be a widespread feeling of fear dominating the mindset of most people. The mainstream media further fans these fears, and seek to hook people in to the drama of..
Self-regulation – manage your emotions (including anger) by a process of self “checking in” – giving attention to what the body is doing (e.g. the sensations, feelings etc.). Take action towards mindfulness and creating calmness. Observe any escalation of negative beliefs to act as a signal to redirect your attention to more constructive processes. ..
The end of the financial year is arriving and for some it signifies a period of fear. Such fears may include the feeling of responsibility that is perceived in having to be accountable, or perhaps the fear of confronting hard truths that financial awareness brings. In becoming aware of what is actually happening in..
Why is it that when we are triggered by something we can allow ourselves to become so toxic in our behaviour? In this vulnerable state not only can we turn inward on ourselves with self criticism and shame but we can also hurt others in our defensive or aggressive attitudes and behaviours. What is happening..