5 Toxic stories we tell ourselves

In this episode I’ve talked about stories many times before – and have included links to other relevant podcasts at the end of this post – but this time, I wanted to talk about 5 specific stories well tell ourselves and why they have such potential to cause more harm than good. Imagine you’re walking […]

Practical Steps to Better Feeling Thoughts

Trying to change or control thoughts is massively challenging. It is often unproductive and, more often than not, feels like an attempt to pick a fight with mist. Still, I regularly find myself trying to do it. I’m a great believer in the power of thought. I’m always trying to make my thoughts more productive […]

Are you image driven or reality driven?

What’s happening in your mind when you’re in the grip of negative emotions and how do you make the best use of those situations so you can learn from them and feel better the next time you end up in a similar situation? According to Dr Nick Hall, we don’t react to reality. We react […]

When and how to challenge a belief

In brief: When beliefs are not serving you well – when they’re causing you unnecessary anxiety or making you “less you”, it’s worth examining them to determine where they came from and whether or not they hold up against more objective criteria. Ask yourself: Where did this belief come from – as explored in Episode […]

What does it take to be OK with not being OK?

I read Is it really OK not to be OK yesterday and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.  I’m working on a podcast series about beliefs and how they shape our thoughts and actions so I  find myself wondering about the beliefs that surround “negative” emotions or being “not OK”. What are those beliefs? […]

Where do beliefs come from?

Take a moment to answer any one of these questions: What is success? What does it take to be a good person? What is the most important thing family members can do for each other? The only way to answer these questions is to tap into your beliefs. Our beliefs drive every aspect of our […]

Beliefs – cherish or chuck?

How is it possible that we all have such great potential yet so few of us end up living our dream lives? As a child, I wanted to be an actress. I was going to win my first Academy Award in the year 2000 and it would be presented to me by Sylvester Stallone (Don’t […]