June 28, 2018

Do you sometimes feel highly anxious over certain situations? Here are some ways that you can overcome it:

Three things you need to know about the mind, So you can change your thoughts and feelings.

  1. Your mind does what it thinks you want it to do, and what it absolut...

June 13, 2018

I know in my own life I have often felt that life is very serious, and forget how to just have fun.  Perhaps I was feeling depressed, or perhaps I was working too hard and not enjoying a balanced life. Do you feel this too?

My children are the greatest educators for how...

June 6, 2018

This is the last piece I shall write on our emotional needs, this time around.  These three needs of feeling a sense of achievement, status and meaning are very much related.  But I do worry that our culture gives us a false expectation that we must be seen as achiever...

May 24, 2018

Last week I went away to Corvallis in Oregon, USA.  I left my children with a temporary nanny, traveled for about 14 hours or so each way, just for a weekend retreat for business coaching.


Because I needed to feel connected with like minded people who I had only me...

May 5, 2018

Feeling out of control?

This week we are looking at another emotional need that is vital to our mental health and wellbeing- Volition.

What is volition?

Volition is a need to feel fulfilled and exist autonomously; to feel we direct our own lives, have free choice and feel...

April 26, 2018


Feeling secure?

We examined the idea that addiction is permanent  in last week's blog. I suggested that it is not, and that it is a symptom of emotional needs not met. Feeling secure is a prima...

April 19, 2018

Am I an addict forever? 

This is the question I have been mulling over for a while.

I dislike being labelled, so have avoided it.  

If you accept a label as being who you are, how can you change?  If you have a belief that you are an addict, and society tells you tha...

April 12, 2018

Stress and overwhelm are feelings that most of us experience at times.  Some of us seem to be in a bit of a state all the time. You always know someone who goes from apparent crisis to crisis.  It can cause a lot of long term bad health both physically and mentally. It...

March 28, 2018

Happy Easter!

Is Positive ‘thinking’ just a load of BXXX?

This is a time of year when we start feeling hope - that life will get better, that things will get easier.  The days are longer and the weather should start to be warmer with a little more sunshine. It has been a...

December 29, 2017

Did you over-do it over the festive period?  Do you find yourself thinking about having a drink when you get home from work, or after you have collected the children from school, or even when you have dropped them off in the morning?

Alcohol dependency starts very subtl...

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