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Your "stress canaries" and how to take care of them

As recently as the 1980s, canaries were taken into coal mines by miners as an early warning system for toxic gases. The reason for this was that canaries are highly sensitive to such gases and so they become sick (and even die) at lower concentrations than people do. Therefore, the miners...
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Can you welcome criticism?

How do you handle criticism of your ambitions and plans? Does it upset you or make you feel hurt and defensive?  What about if you actually valued it – how would that feel? Criticism can be very helpful to us. It can help us realise how much we really want something...
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This simple technique could help preserve your friendships

A while ago I wrote a blog entitled " Are we really just arguing about socks? " about how many of the things that people disagree about are simply matters of opinion, different habits and personal taste.  From an objective perspective, such differences are usually trivial and yet they can create...
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Is this the real fear that is holding you back?

It’s common to see articles about how a fear of failure can hold people back from becoming as successful as they want to be. It seems to be a common theme in many articles, accompanied with advice on how to improve confidence or how to find more opportunities. Such articles often...
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Stress is a mind and body experience

Some people are surprised when they hear of the overlap between my massage therapy work and Ann’s stress management work and yet each of us meets clients who can benefit from the other’s approach. The reason for this overlap is the body’s response to stress. The stress response prepares your body...
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Enjoy a longer working life

Nowadays it’s assumed that people will work until their late 60s and even early 70s. For some this will be because they choose to, for many it will be due to necessity. Some studies suggest that working for as long as possible can help keep people healthy. I suspect this is...
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Simple ways you can definitely fit more exercise into your day

How often do you think “I’d do more exercise, if only I had time?”. I hear this a lot from people – friends, family, clients. Even myself at times in the past. I think it stems from a belief that exercise means a significant block of time (usually 30 minutes or...
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Coaches need coaches too

It’s easy to imagine that a coach will be able to use self-motivation to achieve all of their own goals. After all, this goal-achieving stuff is our bread-and-butter, right? It’s the very air that we breathe, so surely we need no-one to give us a kick up the backside to get...
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Anxiety in children

I read in the news recently that anxiety in children, particularly in teenage girls, is increasing significantly. Although saddened to read this, I wasn’t surprised as I do a lot of work with children to help them learn to manage, and then lose, anxieties which are affecting their lives – at...
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Your fitness training could be leaving you unbalanced

Do you have a favourite fitness activity? If so, be careful to ensure that you don’t focus too much on only the muscles that you need for that one form of exercise. A common problem I see results from people focussing on only one aspect of their fitness – either working...
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It's as easy as breathing

It’s might seem odd to think that you could improve something that you’ve been doing since the day you were born . Yet many of us could improve the way we breathe . Most people rarely notice the way that they breath . After all, it’s something which just goes on...
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Therapy haiku: Dare to dream

A full year has gone by since the first one and so our Thursday Therapy Haiku come to an end with this final haiku: Dare to dream We hope you have enjoyed them.   A new Getting You There therapy haiku every Thursday...
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