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 […]

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 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 […]