Life Coach

The Importance of Finding an Escapism

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

What is escapism? Escapism is a place where you can allow the stresses and tensions of your everyday life flow away and put your mind at thoughtful rest. It can be anything that alters your state and allows you to put your thoughts back in to a rational ordering.

Why Many Therapists, Coaches, and Motivators Wouldn't Inspire the Thirsty to Drink Water

Steve Miller | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Don't get me wrong there are many out there that can support you to achieve your goals, but be very sensitive to the clap trap that is often spouted without substance. If you are looking for support then consider the following...

Three Reasons Why Celebrities Don't Need a Therapist They Need a Reality Check - Essex Rags to Riches

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

As a therapist that deals with celebrities I'm fully aware of the added pressure that they encounter as part of their fame, whether impromptu marriages to all night orgies; fame isn't a reason to act beyond the normalities of everyday life, but a fantastic opportunity to better it.

4 Reasons Why Stress Can Be Good for You (In Moderation)

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Stress in our modern culture is deemed to be negative; something that only the weak have and the reason for mass depressive illnesses - but what isn't understood or factored is that stress if controlled and managed correctly can improve the quality of your life.

Three Reasons Why Hypnosis Doesn't Work For Weight Loss

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

I specialise in nutrition, fitness and wellbeing and my no-nonsense approach to therapy means my concepts behind change can sometimes be controversial. I-practise-what-I-preach and I'm a strong advocate for those who follow their own advice, but I'm frustrated... especially when it comes to hypnotherapy and weight loss.

Why Sober Cheerleading Works (And Why I'm Gutted That it Does)

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

I make no secret of the fact that I don't like addiction counsellors. The methods they work from are totally outdated. They are obsessed with dragging up the past instead of focusing on the present... most of all I dislike them because an addiction counsellor is a role undertaken by people who leave Rehab and don't know what to do with their lives.

How To Grow Your Business

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

Starting a business today is far tougher than a few years ago, not only do you have to know your business, you have to know how to market your business within your budget in a world where companies are spending tens of thousands on marketing and branding.

Thinspiration: Inspirational or Depressing?

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

There has been a lot of talk about "Thinspiration" since the Professor Green comment about his wife Millie Mackintosh and although the couple have gone on record to say it was a joke taken out of context, it made me question is the concept of "Thinspiration" inspiring or detrimental to our psyche?

Beating Stress: How To Cope With Feeling Overwhelmed

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

It is important to learn to say "no" when you feel overwhelmed and to do so without feeling any guilt. This goes in tangent with taking time out for yourself and learning to delegate. If you accept less responsibility and allow others to keep personal responsibility for tasks that inevitably would lie with them anyway then your load will be lighter.

Life Coach Lessons From a Puppy

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

As I discussed in my podcast life is so much easier and straightforward when you don't take things personally, but I thought I would share with you the story of how modelling my dog's behaviour led to my latest ponderings and how really he should be the author of today's post.

Pomegranates: How to Deal With Overwhelming Situations

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

In this modern world what so many of us forget is that the human psyche needs time to digest and reacclimatise to information. Sometimes what we don't do is every bit as powerful as that which we do do.Taking time out to remember the tale of the pomegranate can help shift your focus towards a more positive outcome.

How to Spot If You Are a Perfectionist

Jayne Morris | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

When high expectations are held of us from an early age we can start to nurture an internal drive to meet the standards set for us and feel chronically unhappy or dissatisfied if we don't achieve the level of success we set out to accomplish. This develops into perfectionism in adulthood and results in the relentless quest for excellence.

The Impossible Dream: How to Get the Perfect Work/Life Balance

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

It is so important to put your action plans into action otherwise they are just words on a piece of paper that will never materialise. We so often navel gaze and Shonda is right that the lint in our navels gets embarrassed for us! She goes on to impart a three point lesson.

Being Your Best Self - It Begins With Self Awareness

Malcolm Levene | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

n many ways, this is how previously closed doors to your self-development, will begin to open. You could start by asking those near to you, how their lives are. This one action, will enable you to understand how life is for others. And by so doing, you will start to see the impact stuff has on them, therefore, focusing less on you.

Are You Burnt Out?

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

Always racing from one task to the next, but accomplish very little? Sound familiar? Most days I'm incessantly striving for a clean loo, disinfected worktops, a clear inbox, a flatter tummy, school gate acceptance and career success. Sometimes I just want to stop the clock.

Hemel Hempstead - Seeing the Beauty in the Beast

Jenny Garrett | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

Imagine if your kindest and dearest girlfriend was being termed 'ugly' and belittled by the world, wouldn't you rush to her defence? I felt the same. You see for the last 12 years Hemel Hempstead has been my home, but more than that she holds great memories and friends.

Good Taste: It's All in the Details

Malcolm Levene | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

An effective way to ensure you are able to come across as someone who has good taste is to keep up-to-date. Read good quality magazines that are considered tasteful, visit stores that sell stylish, of-the-moment clothes and accessories. That way, as if by osmosis, you'll become both familiar and au fait with what for some of you may be very new.

Are You Suffering With Compare and Despair?

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

In the age of social media we have 24-7 access to everyone else's "highlight reel", we get to see our friends' latest holiday photos to sunny Barbados. It's so easy to compare ourselves and then feel bad and judge ourselves about where we are based on what we see others doing. It's exhausting.

Do You Believe You Can or Believe You Can't? Whichever It Is, You Are Right

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

How do your beliefs shape your experience of life? Are there areas where challenging those beliefs might help to shift things in a more positive direction for you? The great thing is that beliefs are just thoughts and we really do have the capacity to chose how we think.

Getting in the Flow for 2013

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

We tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves at this time of year. We think we'll be happy when we've sorted everything out - the new job, the DIY, paperwork, the new kitchen and so on.

Things A Grump May Not Appreciate!

Sammy Sultan | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Sammy Sultan

There used to be show on television I would have been perfect for, Grumpy Old Men. Unfortunately, or indeed fortunately, I am only 23 years of age. Nevertheless, here is a list of the things I feel people must not do.

Spring Clean Your Life - Living Deliberately

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

In the 21st Century we can live such busy lives that it's very easy to lose awareness of the ability we all have to control our emotions, our state of mind and the skill of planning for happiness. Rather than just letting life happen to you, how much better might it be to consciously steer it, through your actions, thought and feelings, in a more positive direction?