Feeling confident is about really knowing your own strengths and abilities and knowing how to bring those into play no matter what happens. It’s about feeling deeply connected to our own core values and our capacities to be creative in the face of major and minor adversities. In many ways it can allow us to feel totally unstoppable in our lives. Keep reading for ways that you can start to boost your confidence today…read more
We’ve all tried to make resolutions and as humans, we’ve all failed at them, yet every year New Year’s rolls around and we trot out the hats and horns and some new resolutions we are determined to stick to. The problem with making resolutions is that they don’t work and by setting them we often set ourselves up for failure and the accompanying feelings of guilt and shame and disappointment.
I’m here to let you off the hook and give you some hard science to toss at those people who tell you that you just need more resolve or better will-power.
All that stuff is useless… Read on for the real data!read more
“ Tell me about your childhood”.
That’s a question frequently heard in therapists’ offices the world over. Whether we are there to deal with a career that has us in a tizzy, or to handle the fallout from a death, divorce or some other life challenge, the questions digging into stories of “how I got here” are a commonplace when we engage therapists.read more
“We have to let you go and today is your last day here”. That was what greeted me when I walked into work one Thursday morning not so long ago. I was working as a web developer…read more
I don’t know about you, but I love having choices and when I can understand that the thing I am telling myself is only a story I’ve made up, I get the choice to discard part or all of it in an attempt to see the reality in front of me.read more
It’s nothing new.
We’ve all done things to apologise for. From the careless comment to the unwelcome advice or thoughtless action, each of us has at one time or another felt a need to apologise to another human being.
This recently happened to me.