In the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma ravaging the Caribbean islands, and parts of Texas and Florida; then Katia, Max and Norma following hot on the heels of Mexico’s massive earthquake, it’s natural to be overwhelmed by fear and anxiety – especially if it was close up and personal for you.
Well, it’s been a while since my last post on how to mentally prepare for a major transition. That’s because I’ve been following my own advice on how to keep your balance when your world turns upside down. Well, most of the time….
Was this major life shift planned? Yes.
Did I underestimate just how scary it would be? Yes!
Did I stay calm, objective and stress free throughout? No, … Read on...
It seems everywhere I look these days people are being called on to make major changes in their lives.
It can feel like crossing a crocodile infested river. What you want more than anything is on the other side. You know the only viable solution is to take a gigantic leap of faith, but your instincts are screaming “just look at the size of those teeth!”
Sometimes change is fast … Read on...
Have you completed your “Wow I’ve made awesome progress” list? And are you rightfully proud of your progress?
What have you decided to dump?
What have you decided to adapt?
And what are you going to repeat?
Did any interesting patterns develop?
Well, they did for me….
The areas of my life that experienced the least growth; the ones that were lagging behind were those I had not consistently focused … Read on...
Would you attempt to run the latest software programs on an obsolete Operating System?
Because it wouldn’t work – right? You wouldn’t be able to achieve the results you want.
Yet we expect this of our mental Operating Systems all the time.
Though we’re not consciously aware of it, we were programmed with most of our belief systems during the very early years of our lives.
Would … Read on...
I’m seeing a lot of change fatigue lately—the cumulative stress that sets in when people have been pressured to make too many major life transitions in quick succession. Are you struggling to navigate the turbulent waters of grief, loss or the knock-on effect of rapid changes in your life? What can help you cross that treacherous stretch of turbulence from shocked denial to acceptance—and ultimately on to planning for the … Read on...
There has been a tragic trend recently in my part of the world – an alarming increase in suicide statistics. It seems men are particularly at risk, and financial stress is often the trigger.
This has saddened me immensely, leading to the question:
What can we do to help?
The thing is most problems begin in a relatively manageable way. But like a cardiac condition, over time they can escalate … Read on...
How fascinating that the nature of life is change. Take our bodies for example, where old cells are constantly discarded and new ones generated. The cells lining our stomachs last only five days. Red blood cells, after a round trip of nearly 1,000 miles through the circulatory system, last on average 120 days, while the surface layer of our skin, is recycled every couple of weeks.
How ironic then, that … Read on...
Life can be blissful, euphoric, fascinating and infinitely rewarding—or messy, unpredictable, confusing, and sometimes downright painful and terrifying. Your worst nightmares can erupt in the blink of an eye, making you feel as though you’ve been flattened by a ten ton truck.
Sometimes it’s a gradual accumulation of stressful, confusing experiences, or the dawning realization that you’ve become disillusioned with expectations you’ve built your life around. Maybe doors to opportunities … Read on...
I woke up this morning bubbling over with positive anticipation about a new year dawning. Like a kid with a new Christmas present how can I play with the opportunities I have during the next twelve months, I wondered? How can I turn them into a happy, healthy and rewarding future?
So I thought I’d take a look at the news headlines to see what the rest of the world … Read on...