How to Manage Strong Emotions
Defining strong emotions Strong emotions are emotions you feel are too big for you to cope with – either in the moment or longer term. Sometimes it’s those ‘seeing red’ moments or when you feel that strong urge or fight or fight. We are often so consumed with labelling emotions as good or bad or […]
Why Emotional Resilience and Awareness is so Vital to a Healthy Mindset?
How do we regulate our emotions? “Emotional regulation refers to the process by which individuals influence which emotions they have, when they have them, and how they experience and express their feelings. Emotional regulation can be automatic or controlled, conscious or unconscious, and may have effects at one or more points in the emotion producing […]
International Women’s Day – Choosing to Challenge the Stereotype of a Mum’s Role
Today is International Women’s Day, and the theme of this years IWD is to choose to challenge. We as women are responsible for how we think, what we say, how we act and what we advocate. I remember back in 2003 when I was in Malaysia as part of my gap year I was asked […]
The Deeper Side to Self Love and Why Every Parent Should Have it
If I could champion just one thing for the Mums in my community it would be to love themselves. Self love is often conveyed in the vein of filling up your cup first so you can pour love into others. For me this is a great side effect of self love but it is not […]
Why Knowledge Isn’t Necessarily Power
Although the phrase ‘Knowledge is Power’ is often accredited to Thomas Jefferson, the expression actually started with Sir Frances Bacon who said “ipsa scientia potestas est” meaning ‘Knowledge Itself is Power’. My personal view on this (and I know I’m taking this expression out of it’s original context) is that acquiring knowledge won’t create change […]
5 Valuable Questions to Ask Yourself to Gain More Clarity
Creating clarity is not a case of ‘haves and have nots’. It’s more about the approach you take to creating clarity that moves the needle. Not having clarity on what your next steps are can feel suffocating and exhausting. Your headspace is constantly full of ‘What ifs’ and ‘How do I’s?’ and ‘Can I actually […]
3 Pillars of Self
Often when the subject of personal growth and development comes up the concepts of self worth, self confidence and self belief will drop in there somewhere. When you are in the season of being down on yourself or struggling to see wood for trees these concepts can seem entirely unobtainable and in way ethereal. In […]
What is Childhood Conditioning?
What is childhood conditioning? Childhood conditioning is the process of beliefs, thinking patterns or behaviours being learned and reinforced over time. These beliefs are imprinted into your subconscious by the age of about 8 and will form the foundation of what all other information gets filtered through. We learn these things through observing and interacting […]
What is Reparenting?
When we are children up until the age of about 8 we are sponges. We just soak up information; how to behave, how to react, how to understand and express emotions, our belief systems and even our perceived limitations. The skills and tools that we have to navigate our world, the ups and downs, the […]
3 Things I Have Learned About Myself from Lockdown
I think we can all agree that 2020 was a bit of a rough ride and 2021 is seemingly following in its footsteps. It’s easy to want to write it off and trust me when I say I have felt that deep wish to erase the last 12 months from my memory banks too. But […]