How to Tell Your Boss You Have Too Much Work

Burn out is often a difficult subject to discuss. We all have limitations and it is important to recognise these in advance. It’s a delicate conversation for a number of reasons. But it’s often necessary. Here’s how to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible, thanks to this article from fatherly.com:

Ways to Stop Chasing Perfect and Transform Your Life

For those that have attended our training sessions, you will know the phrase ‘perfection is a lie’. With that in mind, I wanted to share this article with you. It outlines some great tips as to how to train your mind toward perfectionistic sobriety. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/having-sex-wanting-intimacy/201909/4-ways-stop-chasing-perfect-and-transform-your-life?utm_source=Newsletter%20Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Mindful%20Monday%20%2F%20200%20%28RdfAYA%29&triplesource=klaviyo&_kx=gPK0Lgfi8ip5qzFngUUwairf8tVuhWymvqzlPF5mFskbFyo46ycM1G2cYb62rTLg.KhZBMb

Habits That Secretly Make You Feel Bad About Yourself

These traps can lead to poor self-esteem, guilt, anger and more. Here’s what to look for and how to fix them. Another great article from the team at Huff Post. “This is one of several behaviours that can cause us to be mad at (or even hate) ourselves. Here are some other sneaky actions impeding…

Dealing With Difficult Work Relationships

Jobs feel harder than ever, but this popular therapist has some great advice. There is a great article over on Huff Post that gives some hints and tips from Esther Perel. “You are not alone, in other words, if you are feeling stuck at your job or at a dead end with your colleagues and…

What is “trauma dumping” and what are some healthier alternatives?

The team at idontmind.com have written a great article on “trauma dumping”. A snippet of the article can be found below: What is trauma dumping?  Trauma dumping (also referred to as “emotional dumping” or just “dumping”) is when a person overshares their painful experiences with an unsuspecting person to get sympathy or validation. Venting crosses…

Find the Joy

Happy New Year (can I still say that on 10th January?!), this is my first post of 2022. I hope you are all well and staying safe. Early January is a difficult time for many, after the highs of Christmas, a long time until their next break etc. It is important for us all to…

How To Cope If The Omicron News Has Resurfaced Anxiety, Anger And Despair

Up until a couple of weeks ago, the majority of us had never heard of ‘Omicron’, now it’s all over the news. Personally, I’ve found it quite difficult. Everywhere I look, it’s news about potential further restrictions, tests, booster jabs etc etc. There is a very good article from Huffington Post that covers ‘Things are…

Blog: Thanksgiving 2

Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating.  Last year, I wrote a blog on Thanksgiving and the importance of gratitude in general. The message of ‘The act of saying thank you for small –and big –things that we do for each other, is a good way to demonstrate that you still appreciate somebody rather than assuming that…