It feels like everything is on the go 24/7. We’re faced with competing demands from work and home, overloaded with information from social media and TV, adverts clamouring for our attention to buy, to be, do and have more. Our senses are being bombarded with noise in its widest sense. We’re in political turmoil, we’ve experienced recession, and the pace of technological change is unrelenting. Phew!
The lines between work and home life are becoming ever more blurred as we expect instant responses to our communication. It can seem like everywhere we look or go, more is expected for less. On top of that we’re still deluged with im...
If you have a picture in your mind of running through a course at Crufts while being scored for time and accuracy, you’re a bit off the mark! Although navigating life’s emotions can at times feel like a bit of an obstacle course!
Some people use the term emotional agility interchangeably with emotional intelligence, however they’re not the same thing.
You can be emotionally intelligent and yet lack emotional agility. On the other hand you can’t be emotionally agile and lack emotional intelligence.
Confused? Then read on!
Emotional intelligence is to do with self-awareness, awareness of others’ emotions...
Most physiotherapists want to be able to communicate in the best possible way with any and every client. However, this can be a real challenge, as ‘the best possible way’ is different for each individual who comes to you.
Getting it right is vital though if you want to help every client maximise the benefit of their treatment and create permanent changes with more ease.
Perhaps you’ve been frustrated by clients who seem to stop themselves from recovering. You genuinely want to help every one make the changes that will benefit their movement and quality of life long term. You don’t want to see some clients return time and again, b...
When we have a relationship with people - any kind of relationship, we’re always looking to persuade them that our view of the world is the right one. How many times have you had a conversation with someone and thought or said something along the lines of, “I just don’t understand why they can’t see what I’m saying!”
Lots of people know the story of Roger Bannister, who, in 1954 became the first man to run a mile in under 4 minutes. Bannister has been quoted as saying “However ordinary each of us may seem, we are all in some way special, and can do things that are extraordinary, perhaps until then…even thought impossible.”
Roll forward to 2019 and Eliud Kipchoge has very recently run a marathon in under 2 hours. On being interviewed about his win, Kipchoge said, “This shows no-one is limited. Now I've done it, I am expecting more people to do it after me."
What’s common to both men is that they had tremendous self-belief. It doesn’t mean that they never had moments of doub...
There's a 21st century epidemic waiting to happen right now all over the world. It's of our own making, it can creep up on us virtually unawares. It's to do with our environment, our lifestyle, our thinking and more. It can be beaten with the right weapons.
Nowadays there are few people untouched in some way by cancer. It’s said that 1 in 2 people will get it, that’s a shocking statistic!
Have you ever considered what determines our risk of getting it? Scientific research has shown that it depends on a combination of lifestyle factors, the environment and to a degree, our genes.
The science of epigenetics has demonstrated that genes need the right environment to be expressed.
In fact the World Cancer Research Fund in their Third Expert Research Report 2018 state that around 40% of cases are preventable through lifestyle - that means the way we eat, move, sleep, the environment we live in and the way we think affec...
New years resolutions, oh so easily made and just as easily forgotten!
Did you make any?
If so, were you one of the people who drunkenly announced to the world that they were going to get fitter and be healthier and then had forgotten all about it by the next morning?
Or perhaps you were one of the millions who determined that Yes! this is the year I’m seriously going to get healthier or fitter or lose weight. Yet now, a week into 2018 you’re starting to feel weighed down by the enormity of it all.
See here's the thing, on 1st January we're full of good intentions and hope for the year ahead. Then the pressures of da...