As a life coach and therapist January is a busy month for me. This is because as another stressful year ends and a new one begins; people have had time over the Christmas holidays to reflect on the past year. But rather than acknowledging our achievements and successes, we generally Read more…
Death is never an easy subject to talk about, especially if it is the loss of a loved one. But unfortunately, it’s a fact of life and I believe it is important to understand grief and the effects of loss so that we can cope better and more importantly support others who are going through it.
We are taught from an early age that exercise is good for our bodies, and with issues like obesity and heart disease on the rise we often see ad campaigns reminding us about the importance of regular exercise. But no one seems to be talking about the link between exercise and our mental health.
We have all experienced stress at different times in our lives. But some people are living with high levels of it on daily basis, and it amazes me how ready people are to just accept it. I recently wrote a blog about Mindfulness, and it suddenly occurred to me that many people never make time to relax, or even take stress seriously. So, I thought it would be helpful to discuss what is actually happening when we get stressed, and what the long-term effects are on the body.
You may have heard the word mindfulness over the last few years as it has become a buzz word in the self-help industry, and even in the corporate world recently. However, there seem to be quite a few misconceptions about what it actually is. So having recently attended a “Mindfulness in Coaching” training day, I thought I would share my learning, debunk some of the myths surrounding it, and explain how it could help you in your daily life.
Something I hear a lot from my clients is that they are having problems in their relationships. Everyone knows that the course of true love never runs smoothly. But why is this such a common complaint, and why do 42% of marriages end in divorce? Here are what I believe to be the 8 biggest relationship pitfalls couples fall into, and some ways that you can avoid the making the same mistakes.