Welcome to my blog where I let free whatever’s in my heart and mind. Want to be authentically me (has taken me years to get to this point) and share my thought with you on education, life and anything else that takes my fancy.
Not saying you’ll always agree with what I write. But, you know what, if I can at least jolt you a little (like a gentle loving jolt) to get you thinking about your life’s journey and those that are on it with you then I’ve achieved my goal. Yay!
Basically, would love to hear what you think – please comment below and let’s get the discussion rolling big time!
Today’s blog is inspired by my running thoughts download on Tuesday. Oh my gosh, it was cold, and I was fighting against the elements. I felt I could’ve just turned around and headed home – but no, I decided to persevere, no matter what. With the elements against me...read more
I was in and out of therapy from the age of 13 until the age of 42, undergoing the type of therapy reminiscent of the “repairing damage within a disease model of human functioning” (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000). In fact, since World War II psychology has...read more
Having a good relationship with life is usually linked to the connections we have with people in our: Intimate relationships Family Relationships Work Relationships Close Relationships (friendships) However, in order to have a good relationship with life and the...read more
Forrest Gump is one of my favourite films ever. I’m sure you’ve all watched it (if you haven’t, you absolutely must). Who doesn’t remember that iconic part of the film where, following the death of his mother and Jenny leaving him, he decides to ‘go for a little...read more
The term burnout was coined in the 1970s by New York psychoanalyst Herbert J. Freudenberg. He defines burnout syndrome as ‘a state of mental and physical exhaustion caused by one’s professional life’ (Kraft, 2016), for me it was so much more than ‘just’ my...read more
“Well there was three of us in this marriage. So, it was a bit crowded.” Who remembers those famous words spoken by Princess Diana? She was referring to the physical third person in her relationship. Today that third person can often turn out to be our...read more
This blog post first appeared as a Guest Post on 25th July, 2018 for DrivenWoman Life isn’t always easy. We’re all going to have, or have had, our fair share of shitty things happening in-between the amazingly good stuff. That’s life. Imagine a blissful truly...read more
Are you in the pursuit of burnout? No way! Why would anyone in their right mind want to pursue burnout? I hear you say. But are you? In our pursuit of our constant endeavour to achieve more, become more in the name of 'happiness' are we actually pursuing that which we...read more
I'm getting stuck in my positive psychology diploma course and, in particular, exploring Barbara Fredickson's (2011) broaden-and-build theory of positivity. However, today I want to talk to you about negativity because, as you know, when it grips it can pull us into a...read more
Beliefs: How powerful thou art! Throughout life we appear to attract and encounter similar life experiences. We don’t even question it when we know it’s happening. Instead we just accept this is who I am and what my life is meant and expected to be. Well, it isn’t! ...read more