In reality, exactly how lazy about self-help are we?

Do parents want to hurry along the progress and growth of their new-born? Do they want to shortcut their holiday to the end? Or maybe speed up the life of their ill parent because it’s just too hard caring for them? No of course not. So why do we do it when it comes to self-help? Are Read More

Best Thing For Your Mental Health? Giving Yourself A Break

If you’re anything like me then you may give yourself a hard time. Do any of these make sense to you? More often than not you expect too much of yourself You get disappointed in your performance or what you should or shouldn’t do Maybe you think you should have reacted better, said or not Read More

Does True Happiness Really Come From Within?

I came across this article in the Irish Times written by Emma Kennedy and she raises some really excellent points about self development. A lot of us are striving for perfection and trying to be all things to all people and mostly just want to be valued and loved. In the article, Dr Aidan McKiernan Read More

Symptoms of Co-Dependency

Following on from my post “What is Co-dependency“, I thought it would be helpful to list the symptoms that we experience, and behaviours we act out as adults.  If you haven’t read my post on co-dependency you may want to do that first. Click here to read it.  Co-dependency isn’t something that just leaves us Read More

Why do we keep making the same mistakes?

This post is all about self-reflection. I think it’s one of the keys to ensuring that we don’t keep making the same mistakes. Reflection: “serious thought or consideration” Research by Giada Di Stefano, Francesca Gino, Gary Pisano, and Bradley Staats in call centres, demonstrated that employees who spent 15 minutes at the end of the day reflecting about Read More