The resource-seeking system Part 2

Like a gambler on a winning streak, the resource-seeking system works great when things are going our way – but there’s little to fall back on when our luck runs out.

Living in balance

For all of us there is a sweet spot, where we can balance a healthy sense of entitlement with awareness of the needs of others.

Holiday favourites – New Beginnings

‘When one door of happiness closes, another one opens, but often we look so long at the closed door we do not see the one that has been opened for us.’

Helen Keller

Taking a deep breath

One of the most effective ways we can use to calm ourselves down is to learn what’s called diaphragmatic breathing – filling the whole of our lungs with the breath.

A different perspective

Throughout history, there have been people who have been able to step outside their own narrow self-interest in times of danger and act from a larger perspective.

New beginnings

‘When one door of happiness closes, another one opens, but often we look so long at the closed door we do not see the one that has been opened for us.’ Helen Keller One of the effects of being under a lot of stress is that our focus can become quite narrow. We tend to […]

The Rush to Relax

We’ve probably all done it – rushed through something which needed to get done, such as cleaning up after dinner, in order to get to what we really want to do. The tasks we are racing through are almost seen as ‘empty’ time, of little importance to us. We feel our lives should be filled […]