Mindfulness as a superpower

Sometimes I feel that mindfulness has taken on “fad” status, like an Atkins diet or cross fit training. It sounds like a silver bullet that...

Social Anxiety

I have a friend called Kate, who worries constantly about creating a negative impression. In fact, I think it's a bit deeper than that; she...

Seeing versus believing

Our perception of reality can be easily distorted. Follow the instructions in the video to see that our focus dictates our...

Recognising Anxiety Symptoms

Imagine you are on your way to a job interview. It’s your dream job and you have given yourself plenty of time to get there. You turn out of...

Does Facebook make you happy?

Does Facebook make you happy?
I wake up and the first thing I do is check Facebook. I felt a mild sense of shame doing this. Like it’s not ok for this to be the first activity...

The Willpower Challenge: How to Succeed with your New Years Resolution

The Willpower Challenge: How to Succeed with your New Years Resolution
Its that time of year again. Fat and unfit and returning to work not quite rested. Maybe you ate a little too much or partied a little too hard over...

How much stress is “normal”?

Stress gets a bad rap. It seems to be linked to many major diseases as well as being a significant contributor to the onset of a mental illness. Yet...

The usual characters: communicating with difficult family members at Christmas

There are 9 days until Christmas. While I have 90% of the shopping done, there are aspects of Christmas day that I am not looking forward to. There...

5 ways to beat Yuletide stress.

Does seeing Christmas decorations in November cause a familiar pang of anxiety? Can you feel your heart race a little faster and your stomach squeeze...

To blog or not to blog..?

For several years I have been told I need to write more and to start by writing a blog. It seems to drop to the bottom of my to-do list but now that...