How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions get a bad rep sometimes and for different reasons. Some people say we should love ourselves as we are and stop trying to improve. Some say resolutions are stupid because they don’t work. And others say screw New Year’s; if you want to improve yourself, do it now!

The concept of the Resolution exists because one of our most fundamental human needs is “growth”. We all need to be achieving and expanding our sense of self to be able to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives.

The fact that it happens around New Year’s is just because whenever something comes to an end, it’s a good time to reflect on what was good, what could have been better, and what we want more or less of next time.

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Xmas Gift Guide for the Personal Growth Junkie in Your Life

Is someone you love a personal-growth junkie like me? You know what I mean: the reflective, curious type who are always up to the challenge of achieving something new…

What can you give them this Xmas to let them know you get them? I’ve created a Xmas Gift Guide with gifts they’d love to receive from you!

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How to Have a Passionate Relationship in 2019

Imagine two people who are generally bored in their lives. They go to work, watch tv, go to sleep and do the same thing the next day. They cope with life but they don’t actually enjoy it so much. When you ask these people how they are, they reply with something like, “Not bad” or “Insomma”. Now picture these two people having sex.Β 

Did you see boring, mediocre sex?

Shake that vision out of your mind!

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The Big Breakfast with Oz, Jay & The Hoggs

A couple of weeks ago, Oz (From Oz & Jay’s Big Breakfast on XFM100.2) was talking about how he struggled to recover after a traumatic experience he had in his teens. I thought it was super cool that he spoke so openly about this and I could tell that his intention in doing so was to help others who may be going through something similar. His message was clear: reach out. No matter how insignificant or silly you think your suffering may be, reach out and seek support because it’s only with support that you can heal.

I loved his message, so I reached out to him and Jay. As you know, spreading the message of psychological fitness is my mission in life. Without healing and integrating our troubling experiences, we can’t fully show up for life and create a life full of purpose and fulfilment. So, I let them know that I appreciated Oz’s sharing and told them that if they ever wanted to discuss this further on air, I’d love to join them on the show if they wanted me.

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How to Not Suck at Networking

I used to hate networking. Okay, let’s get real. I disliked any kind of social event really – parties, drinks at a bar, weddings. I’m the kind of person who could very happily read books all weekend, buried under blankets and drinking tea. It’s funny that I don’t have any cats to complete that scenario!

It’s not just that I’m more of an introverted character type. Socialising used to fill me with anxiety. I always felt awkward and out of place. The moment I’d walk into any type of social scenario, my first thought would be, “Where’s the bar?” And after getting my drink, my next thought would be, “Is it too early to go home?”

In the video below, I speak about how the anxiety I used to experience was negatively impacting my ability to grow my business. Once I understood what was underneath the anxiety, I was able to stop allowing it to take over. Socialising has become easier, I’m able to put myself out there more and consequently my business has grown!

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My Experience of Fibromyalgia: 2018 Update

Fibro can feel like a slow-death sentence. My condition had deteriorated so badly, I knew that I had to get better or my life was heading nowhere good. I researched the condition like crazy and applied any lifestyle adjustment that I thought could help. These are the 4 adjustments I’ve found most helpful. I hope they help you (or someone you love) too. x

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