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Unhook from going with the flow

Andrea’s reflections as the year comes to an end A few months ago, I completed the “emotional agility” assessment by psychologist Dr Susan David, having been a follower of her writings and TED Talk. According to Susan’s research, emotional agility means having any number of troubling thoughts and emotions [...]

2020-01-28T10:32:05+13:00November 30th, 2019|

Breaking the busy habit

Too much to do Not enough time Feeling frantic/overwhelmed Feeling I’m not doing anything properly How many of these comments resonate with you? It’s a dilemma that we are hearing more often, and it seems, more intensely. Many people have described to us how the dilemma of having [...]

2020-02-24T12:35:12+13:00September 25th, 2019|

Check in on someone even if you are unsure how best to do this

The research is pretty clear―when someone is struggling, the support of another human being is one of the most helpful things. Particularly if that other person is respected and trusted. In the harder moments of our own lives, it’s often the company and compassion of someone we trust [...]

2020-02-24T12:14:50+13:00September 24th, 2019|

Finding the line

How do you know if the stress you are experiencing is “normal” or something more serious that you want to pay more attention to? A good rule of thumb is when the stress has been going on for too long, when there hasn’t been enough opportunity for recovery, [...]

2020-02-24T12:16:03+13:00September 23rd, 2019|