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I have been speaking to a lot of mothers who are struggling as a result of the global pandemic we are experiencing. It seems that in many cases mothers are drawing the short straw when it comes to being responsible for childcare, even those who are – like their partners – required to continue working full-time from home (this article by Sheryl Sandberg discusses how the coronavirus pandemic is creating a 'double double shift' for women in the workplace). No wonder, then, that
I have been reluctant to write too soon about the pandemic situation we are suddenly finding ourselves living through, but, after several days of quiet reflection now feels like the right time. Naturally, everyone is dealing with it differently. Some are throwing themselves into long lost projects, ramping up productivity and focus. Others are going into hibernation mode, switching off their phones and hiding away from the world. No approach is wrong. These are uncharted terr
Motherhood can be challenging at the best of times. It’s not easy juggling the needs of little people with our own needs, and when the pressure is on it’s usually the little people that win out. But there are ways to make sure your goals still matter, and, in this post, I am going to share them with you. Before you read the list, I invite you to take a few moments to consider your goals and write them down. Ready? Then read on… 1. For each goal consider what you need to be ab
People often ask me what Positive Psychology is. The word ‘Positive’ isn’t always well-received, as some think it implies a forced element of happiness which is, by its nature, disingenuous. But this relatively new branch of Psychology is gaining traction across the world, and, as a practising Positive Psychology coach, I thought it might be interesting to provide an overview and give some examples of Positive Psychology in practice. For many years, psychologists have sought