Tag Archives: self help

Through the eyes of a pint of Guinness: 5 steps to to Anger Management

What is anger made of?

Sugar and spice and all things nice? NOPE! Definitely not. Clients often talk about how they get angry for “no reason”. Does this sound familiar?

Thing is – there is always a reason. Continue reading

Gratitude = Happitude

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Veterans Day (Remembrance Day in Canada, Armistice or Remembrance Day in Ireland) has just passed. It seems November is a month to be thankful. Perfect time for a post about gratitude! Continue reading

Breathing for Beginners: 5 Steps to a More Relaxed You

Breathing gets oxygen from the air into our bloodstream. Without it we would die. Brain first.

All joking aside (was that even funny?) breathing is really important. Really important.

When we are born we take our first breath, and as we reach the end of our journey we take our last. Breathing is controlled by the brain stem – the oldest part of the brain. It is something that happens on an unconscious level (that is, we do not need to think about it for it to happen). And other parts of our brain regulate how quickly or slowly, deeply or shallowly we breathe.

So we hear you ask: “Why would learning to control our breathing improve the quality of our lives?” Continue reading

Conquering worry: How to tame the blue elephant

False Evidence Appearing Real (FEAR). This acronym is floating around the Internet to describe fear.

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Here’s Sally’s version: Fierce Erratic Apocalyptic Rigid.  It’s rather more dramatic (much like herself, some would say..). It better captures the 4am-paralyzed-with-fear feeling that can mug us as we half wake. Continue reading

We’ve Hatched! …time to ‘dive in’ despite the fear(s)!

We have been talking about starting this blog for two years. We’ve been friends for many years (since graduate school), but living on different Continents for the past 20+ years has meant that life just gets in the way of frequent or consistent communication. But that, I guess, is how we know we are really good friends. Distance and time are kinda irrelevant. Continue reading