Taking Foggy for a run

As you will know Foggy has been quite active over the past couple of days. This morning was not much different. The feeling was more visceral than before, with a tight jaw, pains in my chest and a feeling of impending doom (yes it did cross my mind that I was having a heart attack)Continue reading “Taking Foggy for a run”

Return of the Fog

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to write this today. I thought it might come across as a bit self-indulgent. Then I thought that I have been trying to encourage people to talk about their mental health so I should feel comfortable doing it when I need to. It will help me and it mightContinue reading “Return of the Fog”

Easter Holiday

I hope you are all having a relaxing Easter doing all the things that make you happy.  I am cooking for the family daydreaming about my future plans, imagining a time when I can coach full-time. I imagine working with all different people helping them realise their dreams, or taking stock of the wonders theyContinue reading “Easter Holiday”

Move towards a positive future

Move toward a positive future, not away from a negative past. When you are deciding to make a change in your life do are you moving away from something negative in you life, such as an unhappy relationship or a job that you dislike? How easy was it to make that change? Thinking and feelingContinue reading “Move towards a positive future”

What is a successful life?

Is a successful life measured by the value of what you own? For many of us I suppose it is. The problem with that concept is that, what you have is never enough and you can get caught in the trap of always striving for more and never actually enjoying what you have. Now manyContinue reading “What is a successful life?”

We all have a choice.

We all like a good moan. In fact moaning and complaining can be quite comforting, as we examine our circumstances critically and then on balance decide that we are generally satisfied with our lot. There are a number of people who feel trapped in their current lives and are deeply unhappy. I have been there,Continue reading “We all have a choice.”

Do you have the determination?

Martin Selligman calls it grit or character. Just because you have a goal and a plan will not mean you will succeed.  In a previous blog I asked the question can we be anything we want to be? The answer is yes, if you really want to be that and have the grit and determinationContinue reading “Do you have the determination?”

Motivated?

  Are you like me? Do you initially throw yourself into activities and projects, only to lose motivation within a couple of weeks? It has happened to me in the past few weeks. I started on a fitness regime in February and gave myself a goal to achieve, which was fine. The first few weeksContinue reading “Motivated?”

Write a Letter of Thanks

Continuing the theme of kindness and looking after your mental health, I thought I would talk about writing a letter of thanks. This is something I read about in Martin Selligman’s book Flourish. If you have not heard of him Martin Selligman is a Professor of Psychology and one of the originators of Positive Psychology.Continue reading “Write a Letter of Thanks”