Tag Archives: Stress

Can You Be Too Resilient And Optimistic?

The first half of 2017 has been a whirlwind of amazing experiences and way beyond what I’d imagined when setting my intentions for the year.  It has also challenged what I believed resilience to be and has me questioning is it possible to be too resilient and optimistic? This year I made a commitment to the […]

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3 Things You Say That Increase Your Stress

The words you use have the power to build up or tear down the people you are dealing with, or in the case of your thoughts, they can pick you up or drag you down. When it comes to the processes ticking over in your own thoughts, I have noticed that there are 3 things […]

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Do you have a teenager in your life?

How To Be Resilient – Parents and Teens Sessions Things go wrong. It is just a matter of when, not if. How you respond to change and adversity determines your level of success.  Resilience is the skill that will lessen the impact of challenges, change and stress, and when practised resilience is the skill that […]

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Healing is not a linear process

Sometimes the wounds we think are healed have only got a thin scab over them and then something comes along and bumps the scab off and it starts to bleed again. It’s ok, healing isn’t linear and takes patience. Time to let some more light in. Stacey Copas has used her life experience and personal […]

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Six steps to busting stress when things go wrong at work

Executives are a stressed out bunch.  This year research from the Positive Psychology Institute found they suffer mental health issues at more than double the rate of the general population. The research, based on a sample of 132 leaders also found 37.9 per cent of executives show symptoms consistent with depression, anxiety, phobia or paranoia. I’ve had to overcome my own fair […]

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Resilience at Christmas – How to survive spending time with people you’d rather not

Christmas is the one time of the year that people get together, often out of a sense of obligation, even though they’d rather not! Everyone has an experience of tension, stress and confrontation brought about by being in this uncomfortable situation. The irony is that people go to family gatherings at Christmas time to “keep […]

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