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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

The Frugality Experiment

Last year financial journalist Michelle MGagh decided to try a year of not spending except on basic bills and groceries for her and her family. You can see how she got on at: My Year of No Spending. The basic message I think is that if you have a reasonable amount of money (and even if you don't) it is tempting to spend large amounts of money on consumer goods and services, many of which do not actually bring satisfaction or help towards significant goals and in some ases can cause financial or other problems.

If you think this applies to you, then maybe it's time to create a plan. List your medium and long term priorities. Reflect on whether your spending habits are contributing to or reducing your chances of meeting them. If not, then try to make one or two practical achievable commitments as to how you are going to adjust your spending habits.

Good luck for a properous and fulfilled future!


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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Breathing Exercise for Anxiety

To find a simple breathing exercise that can be helpful if you are experiencing anxiety, click on the link below:

Breathing for Anxiety

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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Befriending Meditation

Now that the New Year has started, let's try a friendly approach to ourelves and others :-)

Below is a link to a 10 minute meditation taken from the book Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams and Danny Penman. When you have a little time try it!

Befriending Meditation

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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Two Aspects of Low Self-Esteem

Today I'm refecting on the two aspects of low self-esteem and giving some tips if this affects you. To find out more click on the link below:

Tackling Low Self-Esteem

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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Preparing for a Performance or Competition

In his book, The Pressure Principle, the well-known Performance Coach Dave Alred, among his other pieces of advice, suggests that if you are entering a stressful situation like a competitive sports event or a public performance of some kind, it is often useful to reset your posture.

He advises that you adopt a command posture. This involves having your shoulders down with your next stretched and being like a trained dancer, poised, upright and graceful.

The idea is that with this posture you are more in control of your situation, ready to act and alive to what you need to do to be at your best.

Try it, the next time you find yourself in an appropriate situation!

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