Have you ever walked away from a conversation where you felt invisible or completely frustrated about not being heard? Have you ever wondered how effective are your communication strategies actually are? Good or effective communication is a skill that can be constantly enhanced as we pass through life. The better we can master this skill … Read more

Problem solving is a skill that we all have. With some showing greater ability in this area than others one might wonder if this is a muscle that one can exercise in order to improve our problem solving abilities? Problem solving skills can be significantly reduced at times of acute stress such as those experienced … Read more

In May 2009 an American named Brian Acton tweeted that he had been turned down by Twitter for a job and shared his reaction in a tweet that read “Got denied by Twitter HQ. That’s ok. Would have been a long commute”. Later, in August 2009 he tweeted “Facebook turned me down. It was a … Read more

  How to Overcome Your Feelings of Hopelessness By Robert Leahy, PhD Oprah.com | August 05, 2010 Are there times you just feel like giving up? Do you feel like you’re being backed into the wall but there’s nowhere to run and no reason to move? If you catch yourself saying, “Why bother?” you may … Read more

This article first appeared in the Guardian newspaper: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2014/jan/07/mindfulness-beginners-guide-meditation-technique-treatment-depression   Mindfulness: a beginner’s guide The meditation technique aimed at focusing the mind on the present moment is an effective treatment for depression, according to a new report. So what is mindfulness and how do you do it? Mindfulness techniques involve sitting in a quiet place, … Read more

Many people will have made a New Year’s resolution to ‘go on a diet’, ‘to lose those extra Christmas pounds’ or make some other change in their life or lifestyle . We all can get a bit down on ourselves for not starting that diet or that big change we said we are going to … Read more

  Thoughts for the New Year – Tuesday, New Year’s eve. “In this new year, may you have a deep understanding of your true value and worth, an absolute faith in your unlimited potential, peace of mind in the midst of uncertainty, the confidence to let go when you need to, acceptance to replace your … Read more

There are few that would argue that Nelson Mandela was an exceptional man, an inspiring man. Many may ask ‘how did he do it; how did he emerge after 27 years in jail to become the president of South Africa and be strong and forgiving enough to invite the prison guards who watched over him … Read more