how to say no and why it matters that you do

Do you say ‘yes’ to things that you really don’t want to? Are you run ragged but if someone asks a favour you can’t help but volunteer? Are you wishing that other people wouldn’t ask so you didn’t have to shoulder the responsibility of saying no? And are you agree to things only to feel resentful later on? Do you wish you knew how…

Is stress making me ill?

The short answer is yes – stress can make you ill. It’s widely accepted that stress is a cause of disease and more than half of GP appointments have are now stress-related.

All in the same boat….

I don’t like saying that ‘we’re all in the same boat’ when it comes to the Covid epidemic.  We’re really not. We’re not in the same boat. We’re in the same storm. With different boats. Some of which are much more seaworthy than others.

The subtle art of setting New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again – fireworks, champagne and New Year’s Resolutions. Unfortunately New Year’s Resolutions are notoriously tricky to stick to.

Taking a step back from our busy lives

I recently set myself the challenge of writing a blog every week but its only week three and I’m now several days late with this one!  The trouble is I set myself quite a number of challenges recently and it turns out it’s all got a bit too much – I’ve been feeling stressed to say the least. What does that feel like for…