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Are you a mindfulness skeptic?

I recently completed the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, which brings the principles of mindfulness meditation into everyday life. In the program we were introduced to practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break cycles of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion. Many people get confused between the two practices, but Read More

How to choose a coach

When people ask me what I do, I have an ‘elevator pitch’ that goes something like: I’m a coach. I work with people to achieve positive change in their lives – identifying what will make the biggest difference to their confidence, career, and/or wellbeing – or helping uncover their unique strengths and personal purpose so Read More

How to build a ‘good life’: a 75 year study of happiness

It’s the longest study of happiness every undertaken… for the past 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional well-being of 724 people*. In this short TED Talk by Robert Waldinger, current director of the study, the key finding is simple: the good life is built with good relationships. Good relationships Read More

International Coaching Week 2016: How Coaching Works

To celebrate Coaching Week, the International Coach Federation compiled its top coaching tips in five easy-to-watch videos.  The first video How Coaching Works and is designed to help people better understand what coaching is about. Key messages: Life can be tricky tricky… there are often several paths to choose from. A coach can help you see things from a Read More