Not many of us like to talk, or even think, about death. Yet, embracing our mortality can have huge existential benefits. I’ve always known that death is an unpopular topic – but the extent of its unpopularity became clear to … Continue reading Let’s talk about death!
The current global crisis has certainly created new worries and fears, or at least emphasised pre-existing ones. At the same time, it offers an opportunity to re-establish our priorities, i.e. to re-evaluate the importance we give to things based on … Continue reading Ways to develop resilience
We all want to be happy, but fewer and fewer of us seem to be achieving that goal. For many years, statistics have been telling us that an increasing number of people in wealthy nations are suffering from anxiety and … Continue reading Why practise mindfulness?
Anger is definitely a toxic emotion. Like fear, it is classified as a high-energy negative emotion, as opposed to low-energy ones, such as sadness or guilt. Yet, is there such a thing as healthy aggression? Fear and excitement produce the … Continue reading Healthy aggression v anger
Choosing a coach or therapist can be an important decision, financially and emotionally, and is therefore a little daunting. What are the qualities you need to look out for? How do you know when you’ve found the right person for … Continue reading Choosing a coach
What is the difference between coaching and psychotherapy? The cliché that coaching focuses on the present and future while therapy focuses on the past isn’t just a cliché but also a myth, as there are forms of therapy that don’t … Continue reading Coaching v therapy
It’s flu season again and, like most men, I’m not very good at being sick. I have fairly low pain threshold and tend to feel pathetically sorry for myself when struck by the nasty virus. It really feels as though … Continue reading Man flu
The word ‘spirituality’ is often associated to religion, but the two in fact have more differences than similarities. Religions tend to be lists of dos and don’ts. If we follow the rules, we go to heaven; if we don’t, we … Continue reading Spirituality v religion
A friend recently informed me that fear of public speaking, aka glossophobia, is the most common human fear. He was trying to reassure me, as I’d been feeling nervous about a presentation I had to give at a coaching workshop. I … Continue reading Fear of public speaking