May 27, 2016

The physiological stress response, with a racing heart, sweaty palms, a lump in the throat, tense muscles ready for flight or fight, sharp acute focus, relieving of digestive function, and wider pupils often occur in the face of fear. These are mostly psychological tod...

April 30, 2016

This month the families of 96 victims crushed in the 1989 Hillsborough Football Disaster were informed their loved ones were unlawfully killed. 

"...a catalogue of failings by police and the ambulance services contributed to their deaths, the jury at the new inques...

March 25, 2016

President Obama and his family visited Cuba this week. The Guardian (21 March 2016) drew potential parallels to the Berlin wall moment. In the 21st century, the people of a country can still suffer because the politics of the powerful doesn't fit the narrative each sid...

February 21, 2016

 

You have to take charge. 

That's really the most important thing.

And when you do, remember that you are amongst humans. At some point that may help matters. We see on websites and streets in some countries that often children who are born in the worst of circumstances...

May 19, 2015

I work within various areas of work and personal performance. These areas can include confidence-building, anxiety-management, authentic expression, clear thinking, paralysis to decision-making, changing negative patterns, and relationship-building, both business and p...

April 19, 2015

Today, I want to explore having something new in your life on a regular basis. Although I don't do this on a prescribed quota basis, I have noticed that my life is often full of newness. There are three advantages that I see to this:

New things affect perspectives.

 

The...

March 13, 2015

Living life! It's become a cliche. But that's for a reason. It's true. Today my nephew and my older sister share a birthday. These occasions are such a delight to celebrate with family and friends and I thought I would do a post about actively putting happy moments int...

February 12, 2015

Between my husband and I, we lost several immediate family members as well as friends and more distant family members within a few short years. The grief I experienced after the death of loved ones was varied in intensity and longevity. The worst was after my Mother pa...

January 10, 2015

An everyday event, encounter or thought can be perceived as a threat by you, psychological or otherwise, and this can trigger fear, which in turn can set off the stress response. As you know, this is the body's chemical reaction to fear, to enable a fast physical...

December 2, 2014

The wider society we live in is made up of individuals, like each of us. The Bhopal gas disaster is marking the 30th anniversary this year.  It is hard to believe the survivors are still waiting for justice, dignity, and some form of resolution. Many people who have su...

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