Emotional intelligence

Disappointment & how do you cope with it?

We've all been there.That horrible slump felt in the body, following the excitement and anticipation of something you're looking forward to... dashed by new and unexpected information telling us, it ain't happening after all.Urgh! It can feel like a punch in the guts - a real physical sensation - and not one we enjoy! [...]

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Searching for happiness? You’re looking in the wrong place!

There’s a story I remember from my childhood that’s part of my family culture. I don’t know where it came from originally, but I think it probably originated as one of my Dad’s bad jokes! Sorry, Dad!  🙂 OK, here we go… A policeman sees a drunk man searching for something [...]

Emotional intelligence

How to understand yourself and others

Want to understand yourself and others better? Ever asked yourself, why do they do that? Thanks to Tanya Ces Maneiro and Vanessa Hunt for flagging up a very useful video about what drives our behaviour. But first this! Maybe we can all get along OK! Back to the plot… The secret [...]

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What have leprechauns and happiness got in common?

Is your ‘being’ well? Well-being and mental health seem to at the forefront of our minds at the moment. We all need it, but some of us don’t know how to get it. If you want more of it but don’t know where to find it, you will be reassured [...]

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What makes you feel better?

Do you know what makes you feel better? Everyone needs a way to make themselves feel better; to regulate their mood and emotions. And thank goodness for that! What sort of a mess would be will be in otherwise? However, some strategies are healthier than others. For example, food, alcohol, [...]

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Which tribe do you belong to?

Richard Bandler (co-founder of NLP) famously asks, “How much happiness can you stand?” How would you answer that? And when asked what you do for fun, can you answer immediately or do you find yourself desperately trying to remember the last time you had any? (Fun, that is! Ha ha!) [...]

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How to use your nose to eliminate stress!

Want to know how to eliminate stress with your nose? When we are in a state of stress, we can’t think straight. Use this technique to eliminate stress and enter the ideal learning state. The nose knows! You know when a particular smell transports you instantly to a childhood memory? It’s [...]

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What would you give to achieve your goals?

What would you give to achieve your goals? Do you sometimes find that winter months seem to go on forever and that you’re just longing for better weather? Do you sometimes feel lethargic and unable to get going, even when you really, really want to achieve something? Need some tips [...]

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How to get happy in just 30 minutes

Feeling a bit under the weather? We like to moan about the weather, don’t we! Sometimes it seems back to front and upside down! One year August will be breaking all the records! For wettest summer month! Another, March will be the driest since records began. Having taught for 20 [...]

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How to shake off stress

Stress! Who needs it? Well, actually, we all do! But not all the time! We’ve evolved to use the stress response automatically, to respond appropriately to danger and keep us alive. However, we seem not to have evolved (yet) to let it go again after the moment has passed. It’s something [...]