How often do you visit a coffee shop? These days there seems to be one on every street corner full of people talking and laughing and being very continental. When you are there, what coffee do you drink? Most importantly how does it make you feel? And, if, for some reason you do not have… Continue reading Does Caffeine Make You Anxious?
Live in the Present, Let go of the Past
Who was the last person to get on your nerves, upset you in some way, or do you a wrong? When you think of them, or the event, how does it make you feel? Often when you recall past hurts we relive the emotions of that time. It is as though they are happening again… Continue reading Live in the Present, Let go of the Past
Pay it forward and ensure your fulfilment
Yesterday Rie reminded me of a movie we had watched together, pay it forward. We decided to watch it again because the concept is not only good but it is also real. If you haven’t seen the movie watch this trailer to get the gist. If we all paid it forward then we would create… Continue reading Pay it forward and ensure your fulfilment
Anxiety and happiness can never live together
When I am working with clients, I always try to understand how various psychological problems fit into human evolutionary development. The nature of the mind to create phobic reaction to various situations is quite understandable. After all, if we did not respect height, we would have all fallen out of the trees long ago in… Continue reading Anxiety and happiness can never live together
When we take an eye for eye, we all end up blind
I find that I have two very definite selves. The first one is oddly energised and fascinated by the capture and death of Muammar Gaddafi. This part of me needs, in some strange way, to watch the news videos. I find myself fascinated by the end of a man who, apparently, caused so much pain… Continue reading When we take an eye for eye, we all end up blind
What would you not leave home without?
What is it that you ensure that you must have with you everyday? I guess that for most people these days, their mobile phone must be at the top of the list. The things that are most important to us are dependent on what we are doing at that time.
Happiness is infectious; it might become an epidemic!
It seems that leaders across the world are now deciding to tell us that happiness is a state of mind, and of course it is. Bhutan is thought of as a place where happiness is described as their “gross domestic product“. This is a level of enlightenment that the rest of us can only observe… Continue reading Happiness is infectious; it might become an epidemic!
Who Moved My Cheese?
Last week saw the birthday of my son Robert, Happy Birthday Robert. Twenty-three is a good age! The issue of what do you buy a twenty-three year old doesn’t really come into play as Robert is a, not so secret, consumer, and so Rie and I took him to the Trafford in Manchester so that… Continue reading Who Moved My Cheese?
How Easy is it to Share?
A while ago, a friend of mine, Brian, borrowed my car to take his brother John to a town about thirty miles away. About two hours later, a policeman knocked on the door to tell that I had been in a car accident and that I was in A&E. Well, it wasn’t me. Brian had… Continue reading How Easy is it to Share?