Tag: assertiveness

Setting Boundaries: Why Your Personal Ground Rules Matter and How to Make Them

If you’ve ever attended a professional training course, you’ll know the first thing the teacher usually does is set the ground rules for the day. These almost always include respecting each other’s opinion, and switching off your mobile ‘phone. But how often do you…

Seasonal Self-Care – taking care of yourself at Christmas (and beyond)

At this time of year, self-care and setting healthy boundaries with yourself, family and friends are important. Here are some ideas of how to take care of yourself this Christmas (and beyond): • Create positive space as much as possible, keep your mental health…

Toxic Parenting: How to Survive When Parents Mess You Up

Fran* recently had some bad news. Someone she thought she could trust, let her down in a really bad way. As we talked through how she felt about it, she had this sudden moment of clarity. The person Fran cared for didn’t love her…

Monday Mojo – Bring It All 

  Monday Mojo – Feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Bring It All. There is something about vulnerability isn’t there? Even the word can send a shiver down your spine. We’re encouraged, even as children, to ‘be brave’ and ‘keep going’. We’re never told…

Monday Mojo – Hold Your Ground

Monday Mojo – Feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Hold your ground.  If you’ve found that people are starting to take advantage of your good nature, you may have fallen into what Anne Dickson refers to as “The Compassion Trap“; when we believe we…

The Elephant’s Rope: what’s holding you back?

A man was passing by a group of elephants when he noticed they were being held by nothing more than a small rope tied to their front leg.  At anytime the elephants could break away but for some reason, they didn’t. He saw a trainer nearby and asked…

The Tortoise and the Hare: why winners aren’t always who you think 

The story goes that the tortoise and the hare were in a race. The hare, a very confident and somewhat noisy fellow (so we’re told), decided he could sit back and wait until the last possible minute to cross the finish line. He felt,…

%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this: