Posts tagged stress
A Simple Life Isn’t About Reducing the Amount of ‘Stuff’

There’s a prevailing philosophy that having less stuff will lead to a simpler life, and a simpler life equates to more peace of mind. Hmm. That’s the way it looks, and the way many of us think it works. But what if there’s a huge piece we’re forgetting?

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Do You Ever Feel Unappreciated? Here’s a Simple Solution...

What do you do when you feel unappreciated or taken for granted or ignored by your boss, your colleague, your child, your partner? It’s easy to say, don’t be attached, walk away, but what does this really mean, and how can we re-capture the love and respect that feels long gone?

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Comparison-itis: Do You Feel Less Than Adequate When You Look at Other People? (And What to Do About It)

“I feel like an imposter!” said my client, and that one phrase took us into a deep dive on comparison-itis, why we do it and what to do instead. (oh yes, we took a side-step with some puppy stories ;-)). Enjoy.

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Are You Living Life in First Gear? And You Think the Only Solution Is to Rev Harder??

Ever had that feeling, or seen it in someone else, when it feels like they’re a car, revving too hard but not going anywhere? We can all do that in life, which is exhausting (and unproductive!). Here’s how to…

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Burnout: What's Really Going On and What to Do About It

Burnout is a common challenge, whether we call it that or not. And the solution looks like taking time off, rejuvenating and refreshing. Sometimes that helps, but if we don’t get down to a root solution, then we’ll experience the same burnout again and again. In this interview…

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Making Business Easy (and is that even the right question?)

Making business easy looks like it should be about applying systems and structures. That’s not what my interviewee said ‘we’re the least structured we’ve ever been’. And making the most money!

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Where Are You Comparing Yourself to Others? (How to eliminate that gut-wrenching 'comparisonitis')

Ah, it’s hurts when I see someone comparing themselves to others. And, often, it’s so insidious we don’t realise we’re doing it—those little subtleties of language and habit. There really is another way and here’s how to…

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"I Hope it Doesn't Hurt Too Much" (the inevitability of pain and the optional nature of suffering)

“I hope it doesn’t hurt too much” said my husband on the way to the doctor. A simple line, which prompted a fascinating discussion about the nature of pain and how we often fear what we imagine more than the reality of the experience…

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How Blanket Judgements Close Us Off to Our Potential

It’s easy to judge, and especially those in the public arena. Politicians seem easy game for most of us! When a politician I’d worked with passed away recently, I found myself reflecting on his career, and on what it might mean if we choose to look through our judgements, rather than at them…

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My iPhone, the Weather and Controlling Results

I can drive myself crazy planning my day around the weather forecast on my phone—just as a client was doing with the results of her project. “It’s not on the forecast!” she exclaimed. Well… here’s how it actually works!

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The Subtle, yet Important, Difference Between Inspiration and Motivation (The Key to an Inspired Life and a Stress-Free Day)

In conversation with a client who was feeling demotivated about her to-do list, we broke down the distinction between inspiration and motivation and how to keep ourselves in the flow.

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