We all operate in three-time dimensions; the past, the present and the future. Where we choose to focus our attention has a profound effect on the quality of our lives.
Families come in all shapes and sizes. At the heart of family life is love and when things go wrong it is the unconditional love which makes it bearable. Unconditional doesn’t mean soft!
Firstly lets set out some principles. Everything we do in life is a choice and every choice has consequences. Not choosing is in fact a choice and that too has consequences. If you do nothing, nothing will change. If there are areas of your life that you feel are less than great, it is your choice whether you do something about them or not. “If you always do what you have always done you will always get what you have always got”...
Managing Overwhelm: This if for you if you are procrastinating merrily because your to-do list is stressing you out and you don't know where to start or how to break all the work down into understandable pieces. So relax, you'll get there. Reading Gina's tips on how to move from being overwhelmed to feeling super-organised and on-top of things is definitely going to help you:
Are You Living The Dream? Every choice we make has consequences. When work takes over, it has significant consequences across the whole of your life. Some consequences will be positive and others negative. It is the balance between the activity and what it costs you which determines whether you should continue with it. The trouble is we so rarely take the time to take stock of what we are doing and the impact it has on ourselves and those around us.
It is Mother's Day this coming Sunday in the UK, so today I am thinking about what it means to be a mother...
Genuine Chat with Gina: today I want to look at LOVE. I'm not just talking about the pink and romantic stuff either folks.
Today we will talking about FAITH - we're going to attempt to unpick what this very simple word means to us and how important it is to leading a happy, successful and fulfilling life... So would you describe yourself as having faith, or not? What is it that you have most faith in?
ENGAGING WITH HOPE & OPTIMISM. The wonderful Michael Neill (of Caffeine for the Soul fame) has a great quote on this; "Hope is the magic elixir that energizes dreams, fuels possibilities, and lets you live beyond the limits of your habitual thinking." So what is your take on the discipline of HOPE?
Are You Harming by Praising Too Much? Unconditional Positive Regard is spoken about by therapists and is something all parents are encouraged to do if they are to bring up well-balanced, confident children. But what does this mean day-to-day and is it possible to over-praise?