What you need to know about the way you see the world

What if you knew that the way you see the world isn’t the same as reality? If you were to train as an NLP Practitioner like me, one of the very first things you’d learn is that your thoughts aren’t reality. It turns out that we respond to our own internal representation of the world […]

Are you seeing the whole picture or only looking to the shadows?

Wherever there is sadness, there is also so much more… It can be easy to zoom in on what feels painful or uncomfortable for us and to colour our world as if that’s all there is. But what else would we notice if we took a step back, open to seeing the bigger picture?     […]

9 inspiring quotes for when you’re feeling anxious

I have been quite guilty of rolling my eyes at ‘inspirational quotes’, seeing them as cliché and pointless; the same empty words constantly regurgitated. To a certain extent, I think this is possibly a valid way of seeing them, as quite often they don’t really seem to hold any meaning. The flip side of this, […]

How taking one small step can change your life

Alice LeonAlice remains true to her name; she is sincerely an inhabitant of Wonderland. A born extroverted introvert, Alice always desired to fully experience the world and live fully. Yet, she didn’t feel like she fit within society and spent years retreating into her own bubble. But escaping into ‘Wonderland’ wasn’t the nirvana it may […]

selfish or self-preservation

Why it’s not selfish to put yourself first

Am I being selfish?  As soon as the word selfish left her mouth, my throat tightened, and my head felt like it may possibly explode. All I wanted to do was come back with a well thought out retort, but my mind went blank as her last word still stung my ears.   Growing up, […]

rattle the stars

What if you could rattle the stars?

Rattle the stars Hundreds and hundreds of books overflowing from my bookcases show that I’ve always been a big reader. You can usually find me in the middle of reading something. I find it to be incredibly safe and familiar with my head in a book. The fact that I can escape to other worlds, […]

Georgina's best songs to combat anxiety

Georgina’s top 5 songs to play to combat anxiousness

Music can have such a big impact upon anxiousness- whether that’s songs that you can relate to; songs that pick you up and empower you; or songs that remind you of all the things in life that make it worth living (see my Top 7 songs to inspire and empower you shared last week). I find silence can […]

What if our imperfections are just gold-filled cracks?

I know so many people who have had experience of not feeling good enough and plagued with self-doubt and suffering low self-esteem as a result.  Due to poor manual dexterity due to the Functional Neurological Disorder I suffer from, I thought I would put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and share my own […]

How I’m learning to accept the passage of time

Three years ago, I had just finished secondary school, and one of my friends asked me to write a guest post for her blog. Naturally I said “yes of course”, and then spent the next few weeks thinking “I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to write about.” I found myself thinking a lot […]

Quiet Connections - Gratitude and happiness

How gratitude makes you happier

Have you noticed how so many of us live with a mindset that tells us “I’ll be happy when I’m… thinner/have a job/in a relationship/earning more (whatever ‘it’ is for you)”? Maybe we really will be happy then. Maybe not. The harsh reality is, if we’ve become so focused on the darkness in life, and […]

You are amazing

Conversations, a Speaking Connections evening (August)

What are you thinking about when you’re having a conversation? Are you fully present? Or is there a voice in your head? At Speaking Connections in August  (click here to find out about our regular speaking clubs) we looked at listening skills and explored what goes on in our heads when we’re having a conversation. […]