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Why owning all the stupid things I’ve done has made me happier

The power of surrenderOne of the most liberating moments in my life was when I stopped hiding from myself.

A few weeks back I talked about emotional immaturity in adults. I discussed how emotionally immaturity can be a sign that while someone has grown up physically, emotionally they may still have a long way to go. But how do you grow up emotionally?

I discussed some techniques that can help with feeling more earthed (and I’ve previously talked about ways to make yourself feel more grounded and less detached and day-dreamy as well as the problems that come from letting your inner child rule your life). I also mentioned how it’s important to figure out where in your body this feeling sits.

But there’s more you can do to feel more like a fully grown adult.

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Do you like yourself? Try these simple thought hacks to improve your self-esteem

Better Self Esteem

Do you have good self-esteem? And what does good self-esteem really *mean* anyway? I suppose the best way to describe someone with good self-esteem is that they are comfortable with themselves. Are you comfortable in your own skin? What would it … [Continue reading]

Need to get away? Join me on a stress-busting yoga retreat in Sussex

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Would you like to experience a weekend of yoga bliss?  During the weekend you will stretch, relax deeply, learn new fascinating tips for de-stressing, enjoy the breath taking scenery of the Sussex Downs, eat scrumptious, freshly prepared (and often … [Continue reading]

Growing up emotionally. Why childlike behaviour in adults can be a sign of emotional immaturity

People Trafficking

Have you ever been around someone seemingly bright and knowledgeable only to notice them behave badly in a childish manner? Chances are something has stopped them growing up emotionally... Emotional Growth Collectively we still fail to understand … [Continue reading]

Got a temper problem? Here are 10 tips for managing your anger

Anger

  Did you know that anger can be an indicator of bereavement and grief? That is, you are experiencing some sort of loss. That could be loss of someone close to you, as in death or divorce, or even the loss involved when moving home or a job … [Continue reading]

Working Too Hard? Here Are 12 Things You Can Do About It

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Last week we talked about the 11 signs that you're working too hard. If you recognised yourself in those signs that you're over-doing it, we've put together some tips to help you slow your life down again. Twelve things you can do for a calmer, … [Continue reading]

Are You Working Too Hard? Here are 11 signs…

Signs you're working too hard

Twee as it may sound, ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ is a truism. Below are 11 signs that you may be overdoing it on the work front.These indicators that you are no longer coping with this aspect of your life can be a gateway to a … [Continue reading]

What Would You Achieve If You Knew You Couldn’t Fail?

Zig Ziglar

I frequently get asked by leaders and managers how they can stay motivated. This week, I was talking to a sales director who was asking why he had to constantly motivate his teams and I was reminded of this quote by Zig Ziglar: People often say that … [Continue reading]

How to Lose Your Baggage and Lighten Up: Thought Hack

Lose baggage and lighten up

What lurks in the shadows? All that stuff we put to the back of the mind to look at sometime later – or perhaps never at all... Back in the early 90s when I first started my practice the subconscious mind or the unconscious mind as it was often … [Continue reading]

The Importance Of Positive People (and why negative friends make you unhappy)

Friend Inventory

Do you surround yourself with "drains" or "radiators"? Positive people who give you energy or negative people who bring you down? Here's why it's time to do a "friend inventory". The Framingham Heart Study wasn't set up specifically to study … [Continue reading]