Dealing with Anxiety

Anxiety is very common; 3 million people in the UK have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a response to a real or perceived stress or danger. As a threat is identified by the amygdala or ‘fear centre’ in the brain, cortisol is released and adrenalin gets pumped through...

Is Too Much Empathy A Bad Thing?

Life is challenging; there’s suffering all around us, and it will catch up with us too, sooner or later. So how do we deal with that, for us and for others? Is empathy enough, and if not, what more is needed? When we see others suffering, most of us experience some...

Waking up well

We can release a huge burst of stress hormones within minutes after waking. This can affect you for the whole day; cortisol for example is very persistent in the bloodstream. So it’s really useful to get the day on the right track from the first moment. I’ve had...

Dealing with anxiety at work

Anxiety is very common; 3 million people in the UK have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a response to a real or perceived stress or danger. As a threat is identified by the amygdala or ‘fear centre’ in the brain, cortisol is released and adrenalin gets pumped through...

Why Kindness Makes Business Better

Kindness is not a word we hear a lot in today’s over-busy workplaces. Wellbeing is up there as a concept, but I’m not sure it resonates with many people. It’s a word a bit like sustainability – easy to rattle on about but highly open to interpretation. So I wonder if...

How To Clear Your Head When Things Get Mad-Busy

Most of us know the feeling – there’s too much to do, we’re under pressure, and we feel like a rabbit frozen in the headlights. Things get cloudy, our normal capacity to function efficiently goes out the window, and we resort to doing what’s easy rather than what’s...