Life-changing books: The One Thing with Nicke Abraham

I loved doing this interview! It’s the first in the Big Happy Book Club series – where I talk to my guests about a book that changed their lives. In this episode, I talk to Nicke Abraham, founder of the Winning Attitude Training Consultancy, about the book that changed her life. After more than two […]

60 Minute Retreats – Help yourself feel better

Listen to the podcast here Retreat (verb) To withdraw from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a defeat. Retreat (noun) The act of moving back or withdrawing Life holds challenges for all of us. Sometimes we feel able to cope and other times the challenges overwhelm and overpower us. In […]

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 […]

What’s really stopping you making the change?

Changing behaviour is HARD! Most of us know what to do but knowing it and doing it are not the same thing. Why? In last week’s podcast, I spoke about the metaphor of the Rider and the Elephant. The rider represents the conscious, logical processes in the mind – the ones we know are happening […]

We know what to do so why don’t we do it?

Listen to Podcast This week’s podcast is all about the difference between knowing what to do and doing it. I am well versed in the psychology of behaviour. I understand the theory. Yet I often find myself unable to put it into practice when I need it most. Why is that? In his book, The […]

66 Days of Meditation – Day 1.

Every road I go down in search of peace of mind leads me to mindfulness and meditation. As someone with a whirring mind, I find the practice difficult to say the least, so despite seeing benefits from daily meditation, I dropped it as soon as life got busy again, in favour of having more time […]

Your two selves: The experiencing self and the remembering self

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gd6xm-9afd26 Are our memories accurate and how do they shape our choices? Answering these questions might help us shape our lives in ways that lead to greater happiness. Resources: Daniel Kahneman’s TED Talk  

Happiness, the universe and a slippery fish

Happiness is a slippery fish. This problem would almost be easier to solve if I meant that literally. At least we understand the properties of a slippery fish. We know what to expect so we can work out how to handle it. Happiness on the other hand, is, well, far slipperier. I’ve spent this week […]

Introduction

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ennm8-9a5d7f An introduction to the thought process behind this podcast and the types of questions it will answer in later episodes.