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What's your default setting?

Emotional states are often assumed to be a reaction to a situation - but does that mean when there is no 'situation' to react to that we are emotionless?  I don't believe so, I believe that we each have a default state - a state that we revert to without ...

How many things are you missing?

Yesterday I took my dog for our daily walk - and I decided (as I often do) to use this time as my 'active meditation'.  That might sound a bit woowoo - but basically it means that rather than spend that peaceful time running through my to do list in my he...

Feeling Stressed? All you need is Love

Newsfeed's today are filled with stories of love and hearts as many in the world celebrate St Valentines Day. And whether you love it or hate it – Valentines – or at least the feeling of love and being loved is a key part to combating stress. When you ...

Heavy breathing - do you do it enough?

Now before you all get excited by the title - its not what you think (although it could be ;-))  What I'm actually referring to is exercise... the type that gets your heart racing and muscles pumping. Adrenaline is no doubt a hormone that you have heard o...

Stress - your very own Super Hero

Stress is one of those words that when uttered is largely associated with all things bad.  It's true however, that feeling of overwhelm, never ending deadlines, worry, relationship problems, ill health...the list goes on...is something we would all love t...

Do you know your PASSION?

As a huge advocate and practitioner of self-development one of the most commonly used words I stumble across is PASSION…. the message being passed on by most of the leaders in this industry is that we should all be following our PASSION, finding new PASS...

Are you ADDICTED…… to Inspirational Quotes???

Social media has a lot to answer for – but one thing I must confess I am noticing more and more these days is the number of Inspirational Quotes I see on a daily basis.  And not just in groups I’ve joined that are linked to inspiration quote makers…...

Single Parents Make Great Leaders - Part 2

If you read my previous post on this you will have recognised that amongst those qualities and skills I identified as commonly found in both Great Leaders and Single Parents – you could equally argue that many parents (single or not) hold many if not all...

Single Parents Make Great Leaders - Part 1

If you google Top Leadership Skills, you will be inundated with posts describing the key qualities and skills that the most influential and successful leaders in our world possess. Now you might expect these lists to be full of skills that you and I could ...

Keeping Focus - Part 3 - Help is Out There

4) SPEAK OUTTell someone, tell everyone – announce your intentions to those you trust, those around you. You will be surprised at how having support from those around can increase your focus and drive. Encouragement can come in all forms, obviously posit...