Category Archives: Managing Stress

Stress and anxiety are normal reactions to life situations. Problems arise from inappropriate or prolonged stress and anxiety.

Deconstructed cottage pie

  The kitchen was full of energy: pots boiling , food processor slicing and grating, steamer steaming. I had started dinner very late and cottage pie was on the menu.   There are a number of steps to cottage pie: … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Walk a Labyrinth

Many, many years ago I walked my first labyrinth. We wandered onto a farm in the Magaliesberg one Sunday whilst exploring the area. I had never seen a labyrinth before and was curious. There were no signs or instructions – … Continue reading

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How to Kill Task Avoidance

There were some tasks  I just didn’t get done before we went away in December. Every time I looked at my to-do list, I’d see certain items, and then pretend they weren’t there. Invariably I would  choose  something else to … Continue reading

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A SPANNER for Burnout

Judy is a fellow coach as well as a friend of mine. She has done a lot of work in the field of burnout and so I asked her to share some thoughts with us on the subject. Judy, tell … Continue reading

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Warning: 10 signs that your overwhelm is actually burnout.

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your life? You don’t feel like you are coping; You’re not enjoying your life and you’re stressed about all the things you still have to do. This is a common phenomenon and can be … Continue reading

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How to shift out of overwhelm into productivity

Cancer and a mastectomy, death of a parent, marriage difficulties, teenage terrors – if you experienced all of the above in the space of a six-month period wouldn’t it be appropriate to feel overwhelmed? How about if three weeks ago you … Continue reading

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Lessons from a dog fight

The gate bell rang.I immediately panicked. “I hope that’s not a client I didn’t know about” I certainly wasn’t ready to see a client – dressed in gym clothes and no make-up. I answered. Nope. Thank goodness. Two lost dogs … Continue reading

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Stress secrets

Whenever I’ve asked subscribers and followers what they want to know more about, invariably the subject of stress comes up. There are many tools and techniques out there that help with stress. They all work (if you do them)… However, … Continue reading

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Stress Busters from YOU!

Here are some stress busting ideas from some of my followers. Thanks for sharing. I know there’s wisdom out there amongst my followers and subscribers. This way we’ll all learn. If you’d like to share yours, add a comment below, … Continue reading

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3 Personal Stress Busters

Do you make a conscious effort to reduce your stress levels? OR Are you one of those people who keep talking about how stressed they are,  and yet do nothing to alleviate the stress. Managing your stress levels means only … Continue reading

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