Category: Tough Times

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The Four Creatures Of Wanting

At the beginning of Lent this year, I decided to take a break from alcohol.

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Surviving Separation​

Seven years ago this week, my daughter and I left our family home and life as we knew it and started over, just the two of us.

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Appreciation: The Key to Fulfilment & the Path Through Pain

Showing appreciation, being thankful and having an attitude of gratitude are features we increasingly see on wellbeing and personal development sites.  It’s borderline #trending but why do we need to be reminded to say thank you – aren’t we all already doing so?

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Top Podcast Tips For Personal​ Growth

As Mental Health is a subject we are increasingly more aware of, it is clear that the one thing every human being on the planet is born with has been an under-educated, under-talked-about entity.  

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Overcome Fear With This Simple Distraction Method

Last week when we boarded a plane to Dublin, the lady directly in front of me was in a state of complete fear about the whole experience.  Clearly, she had a major internal imbalance causing her distress.  I had a pretty good sense that I could help if she was open to it.

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This Is The Cost Of What You Want Most

It’s what makes the best novels great, the most captivating movies sell-out, the scenario in which the main character must pay the unthinkable cost for what they most desire. You read or watch, hoping they don’t choose the option that means if the same were true for you in your current situation (the one you’re watching through the lens of) you’d be screwed.

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8 Powerful Practices For Surviving Uncertain Seasons

Have you ever had the feeling you’re on the cusp of something new but there are no clear signs as to what that ‘something’ is?  

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What does it take for you to feel OK with the world?

Have you ever thought about how many things need to be ‘just so’ in order for you to feel you’re having a good day?  If you did would you have a long list, or would it be just a few things?  Granted, expectations would vary depending on the day but taking your average kind-of-day into account, what needs to be in play whereby your … Read More What does it take for you to feel OK with the world?

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How to own the moments you’re avoiding

Have you ever been in one of those situations where your body was there as your representative but that was about it.  You were there in person but completely absent inside?  It could’ve been a mild one-off event you endured or maybe it was a more painful experience which lasted a few weeks or even years.

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When change screws with the balance of life

Have you had seasons in life when everything went just as you thought it should?  Perhaps it was something you planned which worked out really well, or maybe it wasn’t even that deliberate – life just bobbed along nicely for a while… Aren’t those times great?!

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When the struggle is real

When Adele collected her third Brit Award, we saw her ‘have a moment’.  Struggling through tears, she said, “I got really lost for a while… and I didn’t know if I’d come back”. The global, best-selling, multi-award-winning success of the record album that is ’25’ was almost never made, and the world would never have known about it.