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Thought Creates the World…

“Thought creates the world and then says I didn’t do it.”

I hadn’t even heard of this quote until 5 months ago but I love it! It is a quote by David Bohm, one of the most influential physicists of the 20th century and a front runner in the field of quantum physics. I realised how true it is when I reflected on my resigning from a post a while back.  I was working my notice and was feeling quite disgruntled as I felt I had moved on in my head and then realised it was down to… Continue reading

Going With the Flow

I am learning to go with the flow! I have a confession to make: I was a real control freak. I say ‘real’ control freak because I didn’t realise I was one. I did things with the best of intentions. I felt that I should be able to make sure everyone was happy and OK.  I had unreal expectations of myself and situations and became frustrated if I couldn’t make things ‘right’. These irrational thoughts and perfectionist expectations led to high stress levels. But now I’m free and am stepping into stillness. So what have I stopped doing and… Continue reading

Overthinking: 10 Tips to Break Free

Many people I have met, of varying ages, are prone to ‘overthinking’ at times. Some spend more time than others doing this.  Whilst it is good to be in touch with your thoughts and feelings, if you spend long periods of time constantly analysing them it can lead to feeling stuck in negative thoughts and feelings.  You create problems that aren’t even there.  This increase in stress makes your thinking more rigid and your decisions can often be forced.

Overthinking can also hold you in fear.  You are either stuck in the past with negative voices… Continue reading

10 Steps to Align With Your Values

Values and morals have always been important to me and I believe that I have developed strong values over the years. However, it was during my coaching training, I realised how key they are to underpinning how you live your life and affect your happiness.

When you are living and working in situations that are aligned with your values then you can truly flourish.  If you are not living or working in alignment with your core values then you may feel lost, feel like something is off, feel stressed, restless or even depressed.  You feel stuck… Continue reading

Positive Thinking, Positive Living Workshop

Aurora Life Coaching is pleased to announce the launch of a one day workshop – Positive Thinking, Positive Living – in Watford on 11th February 2016, 9.30 am – 3.00 pm

My workshop is for people from all walks of life to be inspired to live a happy and fulfilled life and learn how to make positive, meaningful change.

Do you find yourself thinking the worst?  Is the glass half-empty? Do you describe yourself as pessimistic or realistic?

The way you think can have an impact on your overall health and wellbeing, affect how happy and fulfilled you feel,… Continue reading

Stress Awareness Day

Today is ‘National Stress Awareness Day’ and the theme for this year is:

“Employee Wellbeing as a Worthwhile Investment in Your Business”

Anyone who has worked with me over the last year will know how important I believe staff wellbeing is.  It is important for all.  We cannot support young children as parents, teachers or role-models if we cannot look after, or take responsibility for, our own wellbeing and the wellbeing of our staff and employees.  Management should lead by example as well as support staff in ways to reduce stress.  Here are some … Continue reading

Are You a Perfectionist?

‘Perfectionism, in psychology, is a personality trait characterised by a person’s striving for flawlessness and setting excessively high performance standards, accompanied by overly critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others’ evaluations.’

It’s something I know I have. It is a very strong trait in my family. My cousin gave me some wise words years ago. She told me I could run with it and use it being genetic as an excuse and let it take over my life. Or, I could acknowledge it is there and learn to control it.

Perfectionism is a way to control situations, but left unchecked… Continue reading

Being Grateful

About 6 months ago it was suggested that I should say thank you to the Universe, at the end of each day, for something I am grateful for.  If I did this regularly I would develop a more positive outlook on my life.

Although I began, I did not remember to do it very often; not long enough to form a habit.  Through all the reading and research I’ve done since, practicing gratitude seems to come up again and again. I began to realise this was worth pursuing properly.

I even began to encourage the family to say something we were each grateful for, that had happened to… Continue reading

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