August 22, 2019

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

I love the simplicity of it. In the book which is now over 25 years old, Susan Jeffers outlines some really basic approaches to managing your response to fear. The crux of her message is beautiful in it's simplicity:

1. Allow room...

August 22, 2019

Psychological resilience is the ability to mentally or emotionally cope with a crisis or to return to pre-crisis status quickly. Resilience exists when the person uses "mental processes and behaviours in promoting personal assets and protecting self from the potential...

January 28, 2017

So I recently become aware of a man named Monty Roberts. You may have heard of him. I must have been living under a rock because I never had. My hairdresser has an affinity with horses, she trains them, grooms them, participates in dressage competitions with them and g...

January 23, 2017

You won't find me subscribing to the theory that if you just think optimistically and say positive affirmations in the mirror your life will be all roses. Granted, much of my personal philosophy around happiness is based on our choice of thoughts being a huge piece of...

January 23, 2017

Ever feel that you are not living up to your own expectations?

It's common to feel that you are not living up to the ideal you set for yourself. Consciously or unconsciously we all adopt certain self expectations and create internalised standards for ourselves. These st...

January 23, 2017

My friends have always described me as being a bit scanty when it comes to self-disclosure. I tend to sit more comfortably in the role of listener as opposed to speaker. I rarely call a friend to discuss anything that's troubling me and I typically prefer to wrestle is...

January 23, 2017

I had never expected to become a mother, in fact I was vehemently opposed the idea for most of my life. Then along came my daughter Lilly.  

Followed not too long after by my son Joshua.

In the beginning motherhood and I were not the best of friends. I didn't adjust well...

January 23, 2017

Some people leave the nest voluntarily and eagerly. Some tread lightly, inching out with great trepidation and hesitation. Me, well I need to be aggressively pushed.

Something or someone always has to nudge me out of my comfort zone and every time it happens I feel sick...

January 23, 2017

So here I am, owner of my own business, the new and exciting Bloom Development Solutions.

I have my very own registered business name, a website, an email account and hopefully some clients. To say I'm frightened would be an understatement. It's a brave new world that...

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