Make Your Bed!

Make Your Bed!

Recently my client was stressing about her 2017 tax records and having to have everything in on time.  She declared how unorganised she was due to being so busy and was embarrassed about it. What would her accountant think of her!? She didn’t even know where to start!...
HOPE – The Secret Ingredient of Resilience

HOPE – The Secret Ingredient of Resilience

The Resilience Whisperer Dennis Hoiberg What does resilience mean to you? It is a question I often ask my audiences and clients.  Responses include “being tough”, “hanging in there”, “persisting”, “being strong” and of course “strength”. These reactions worry me as...

Retire!! – No Way – Get your “icky guy”!!

Recently I was in my old hometown and enjoyed catching up with people I hadn’t seen for some time. Our conversations turned to our respective futures and I was shocked to hear how many people were looking forward to retirement. Not shocked that people are planning...

How to Achieve Your Goals in 2016 – Be Like Water

  By now most of us would have set some form of goals and/or resolutions for 2016. And that a good thing! I encourage everyone to set goals as they are so important for our emotional and psychological well-being. We know our minds can be lazy and, unless they...

Beware the Survivor Guilt Syndrome

While at a recent community recovery strategy meeting, I went to pay for the coffees that I have bought with this person. This particular person had within the last 5 days lost their house in a fire and had with one of their children survived death by about 5 minutes....

Feeling Alone? Channel Frank Spencer

“I am feeling very lonely and very bored!” said my coaching client. ‘Why?” was my response. “Because I have no friends and nothing to do!” was the reply. “Then find some and do something!!” was my challenge.   My lost and lonely client had made the mistake many...

A heart is never truly open until it’s been broken

Advice to help our younger people with life’s lost loves   A quick survey – who has ever had their heart broken? Can you remember how it felt? How devastating it was? How much worry it caused? If you do, let’s not forget this as our younger folk start to...