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How and Why Men and Women Deal With Relationship Problems Differently.

How and Why Men and Women Deal With Relationship Problems Differently.

Men and women are so inherently different, but that isn’t something that should immediately cause concern, it’s just who we are and how we view the world around us. So today we’re going to look at how and why men and women deal with relationship problems differently. However, even knowing that we’re different still doesn’t […]

Why resilience is the key to a happy life

Why resilience is the key to a happy life.

Resilience, are we born with it or is it a learned quality? Does that question even matter? No. Why is resilience the key to a happy life? What matters is the choices you make when you come face to face with adversity. Yes, having resilience by the bucket loads can help you ride the storm, […]

Silence Your Parrot.

Silence Your Parrot.

I often find myself having a conversation about ‘that voice in your head.’ We all do it, just nobody ever mentions it for fear of seeming a little, well, odd. So silence your parrot. For most people I speak to, the voice is very negative and hugely destructive. The voice will tell people they are […]

Why Are You Still Struggling?

Why Are You Still Struggling?

I’ve just had a review posted on my Facebook. Its an incredibly brave move to do so. Posting this may mean that somebody finally gets the help they need. Mental health is a problem that people don’t like to talk about, and the taboo of mental health problems means that people often don’t get the […]

What Will You Change?

I’m always on a quest to avoid using ‘psychobabble’ with people. Over the years I’ve developed a repertoire of phrases I use to talk about psychological theory, so that people find it easier to understand what’s going on for them. One of the phrases I use is ‘ground hog day’ based on the 1993 film. […]

Don’t sweat the small stuff

Paying attention to too much detail is the easiest way in the world to make yourself stressed and ensure that you feel totally overwhelmed with life. Some people are naturally ‘detail’ orientated and their default setting is to focus on the small details in life. This naturally detailed approach to the world is fantastic if […]

There are only 3 things that actually make us happy.

1. Engagement 2. Fun 3. Achievement I speak to people on a regular basis who are struggling with various levels of low mood (depression). There is of course a huge spectrum of low mood ranging from a feeling of ‘something just not being quite right’ to a full on, deep, dark clinical depression, and everything […]

Worry

I was asked an interesting question yesterday: “What is the difference between ‘normal worry’ and worry induced by clinical anxiety?” or to give the latter it’s proper title, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). I defined the difference as being the following: ‘Normally’, any worrying thoughts that you allow yourself, must have the purpose of problem solving and […]

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