Half empty or half full

Half empty or half full… I don’t usually re-blog stuff but this is worth truly grasping… Now I don’t know if this is a modern fable or an actual event, I have tried to source the origin just to acknowledge the man’s great wisdom but sadly the internet just has it as a story that […] Read more »

The Power of Understanding

The power of Understanding… If you have enjoyed the “Power of” series… I have another one for you… the power of “Understanding” so to boggle those marbles I have a simple question… “What do you believe is Understanding?”… Try writing down your answer, then ask four of your friends to do the same and I […] Read more »

The Power of Talk

The power of talk… I am often confused by the word “Talk”… my confusion is found in the clients I see and who are suffering from being “Talked At” rather than “Communicated With”… Now, you may or may not know if you are prone to be more ‘ tell assertive’, ‘listen assertive’ or ‘ask assertive’ or […] Read more »

The Grass is Greener

The Grass is Greener…  I often have many conversations with people that are categorised by “The grass is greener”… It’s a mind-set we all at some stage fall in to, so perhaps the question then is to consider if the failings are one’s of Choice, Inability or Given… Most of my grass is greener  failures… […] Read more »

Phobia & Fear

Phobia and fear… I find Phobias and Fears an interesting subject, we sometimes confuse the two concepts, it’s best to understand the true emotional response that you have. A fear should be termed as a reaction that you wish or chose to avoid. A phobia administers a reaction that the Phobic person might interpret as […] Read more »

Low Self-Esteem

Low Self-Esteem… Can result from various factors, including genetic factors, physical appearance or weight, socioeconomic status, or peer pressure or bullying. Low self-esteem occasionally leads to suicidal ideation and behaviour. These can include self-imposed isolation, feelings of rejection, dejection, insignificance, and detachment, and increased dissatisfaction with current social relationships. A lack of social support from […] Read more »

Food Relationships

Food Relationships… Humans, since the dawn of time have had a relationship with food, it’s hard to say what kind it was but asking a palaeontologist friend of mine she said “by looking at the fosilised bones it’s inconclusive to say”… Hmmm When asking the similar question to a dietician friend of mine she simply stated “if they […] Read more »

Stop smoking

Stop Smoking… To be… or not to be… if it is nobler in the mind, to realise that if your adicted, it’s a tough habit to break! Trust me, I’m going to resist listing all the worthy and factual reports that prove how limiting to life the addiction to tobacco is, if you’re a smoker you probably know the statistics of by heart… […] Read more »

Bereavement, Loss and Grief

Bereavement, Loss and Grief… Is a multi-faceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something to which a bond was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical dimensions. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement refers to the state […] Read more »

Stress

Stress… Is a feeling of strain and pressure. Symptoms may include a sense of being overwhelmed, feelings of anxiety, overall irritability, insecurity, nervousness, social withdrawal, loss of appetite, depression, panic attacks, exhaustion, high or low blood pressure, skin eruptions or rashes, insomnia, lack of sexual desire (sexual dysfunction), migraine, gastrointestinal difficulties (constipation or diarrhea), and […] Read more »