40 suggestions on life as I turn 40

40 suggestions on life as I turn 40
Reading time: 13 minutes Jun 25th 2018

40 suggestions on life as I turn 40 As I enter a new decade, I believe there are a number of lessons and insights I have gained that have completely changed my perspective on life. I’ve spent the last twenty years travelling to more than 100 countries, working with many thousands of people across a whole range of industries and…

The art of self-compassion

The art of self-compassion
Reading time: 5 minutes Jun 25th 2018

The art of self-compassion I’ve been doing an awful lot of soul searching lately. There are certain moments of your life that, for a variety of reasons, you find yourself thinking about your age, your mortality and how you are spending your time. Over the next six months, I have two books coming out. One is my fifth with Dr…

The Greatest Benefit of Studying Psychology

The Greatest Benefit of Studying Psychology
Reading time: 4 minutes May 28th 2018

The Greatest Benefit of Studying Psychology There is a theory out there that those who study psychology tend to do so because they have ‘issues’ that they want to deal with successfully and this offers them a way of doing that. While that is no doubt true for many people, there are plenty who are not attracted to the field…

Defeating the Junk Mood Diet

Defeating the Junk Mood Diet
Reading time: 2 minutes May 14th 2018

Defeating the Junk Mood Diet The junk food that far too many people are on has been shown to be very highly correlated with obesity, diabetes, heart disease and many other illnesses. What we put into our body is obviously going to impact how our body works. What is also important to examine however, is what I call the junk…

The Disciplines of Health

The Disciplines of Health
Reading time: 5 minutes May 7th 2018

The Disciplines of Health As you get older, one of the stereotypical aspects of life that you develop more awareness over is your health. Something not even considered in the first thirty years of your life becomes very quickly the most important focus soon after that. This week I want to talk about this important shift and what it means…

The meaning of strife

The meaning of strife
Reading time: 5 minutes Apr 29th 2018

The meaning of strife We hear it all the time. The fast paced world we live in brings more stress than ever. We find ourselves locked in a world of endless attention grabbing. Inundated with worries and fears about the problems that stalk us, we find ourselves needing to handle a massive amount of stress. The word strife is rarely…

What to remember when tough times come

What to remember when tough times come
Reading time: 3 minutes Apr 17th 2018

What to remember when tough times come Life has an incredible ability to turn around within a matter of days. One day the problems you have might be imaginary problems with how you are thinking and feeling, the next day you find yourself facing a real life issue. Tragedies, grief, heartbreak, pain, illness and suffering are all experiences we will…

THE POWER OF A NEW POINT OF VIEW

THE POWER OF A NEW POINT OF VIEW
Reading time: 4 minutes Apr 9th 2018

THE POWER OF A NEW POINT OF VIEW: How to become a lot more relaxed about life Many years ago, I remember a terrific book that came out called ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff’. It became a bestseller and is still to be found in many bookshops I have been in. What made me most interested in this book was…

The wisdom of Mr. Miyagi

The wisdom of Mr. Miyagi
Reading time: 3 minutes Mar 26th 2018

The wisdom of Mr. Miyagi Recently, The Karate Kid came on the TV. A story about a teenager who is bullied and learns karate from a wise old Japanese man called Mr. Miyagi is the ultimate hero’s journey. Terms like ‘wax on, wax off’ became memes years ago as it became one of the classic fun movies most people had…

The true power of honesty

The true power of honesty
Reading time: 6 minutes Mar 19th 2018

The true power of honesty My job involves helping people to communicate more effectively with themselves and with others. In organisations this has a powerful impact on their ability to perform as they want to as well as communicate the messages they want to in the most effective way. One of the biggest challenges I have found that people have,…