New Year – New You? Why new years resolutions don’t work – and what to do instead

We all know new year’s resolutions don’t work. Probably from our own, personal experience. Yet every year we seem to get swept up in the January frenzy of gym memberships, new eating habits and grand plans to suddenly change every area of our lives. There is usually nothing wrong with our intentions or our motivation. [...]

Mind the gap

When the Buddha set out his noble truths, which form the basis of Buddhism he established that 1. All is suffering and 2. The cause of suffering is desire. Modern psychology also agrees that it is part of our human nature to always want more. It seems to me that our capitalist and consumerist society [...]

Why your health should be your number one priority

As a counsellor I often ask people I work with what their main priorities are in life and what they would like to focus on. Health is rarely top of the list, if it's even on there at all. I often find myself reminding clients that their health is their number one asset. It is [...]