January 1, 2017

Yesterday afternoon I sent a text to my cousin in Canada. 'It's amazing,' said my daughter who was sitting next to me, 'how we can do this'. As someone who remembers when the concept of mobile phones was first mooted, it amazes me even more! But only...

December 30, 2016

A new year is just a date in the calendar, I know, but it is extraordinarily powerful nevertheless. So many people I meet have plans in place for this year - diets, exercise, new jobs, new hobbies, new partners. Here's something that might help those...

December 9, 2016

Christmas is a wonderful time of year but it also has its stresses, and Christmas and stress don't always add up goodwill, do they? Here's something that could help. 

Can you believe how quickly Christmas creeps up? One minute you're relaxing in Nov...

March 18, 2016

I wrote a piece, 'On being a man,' a few weeks back and many of you responded positively to it, both men and women.  This time it's the women's turn...

This is not just for women, though, this is also for the men who love us, and would like to know...

January 1, 2016

We all have them. My current one is Frank. My friend's one is Sandy. For you it may be your boss, your mother, your brother, one of your clients, your next door neighbour. They are the people who drive us nuts, press our buttons, test us regularly. T...

December 18, 2015

We all want peace at Christmas, yet often our attempts to achieve it result in precisely the kind of stress we are wanting to avoid. I wondered if there were a few things we could learn from an old fairy tale.....  
 
I went to see Matthew Bourn...

November 27, 2015

When you think of the groups of people in our society whose needs are considered important, who comes to mind? Older people? Women? Children? Black and Minority ethnic groups? Disabled people? The unemployed? One group that never seems to make it ont...

October 9, 2015

According to the Dalai Lama we were born to be happy. The only problem is that our lives are not always especially compatible with happiness, we lose people, have conflicts with them, lose jobs, lose money, get ill, are hurt by people, bossed around...

August 28, 2015

Trying to convince someone who just isn't going to be convinced can be tiring at the very least. Why do we persist and is there another way?


Don't forget, if you or your friends would like to view past tips, you can do so by clicking here. And if y...

June 12, 2015

Have you noticed that some people seem always to be the ones who rush to people's aid, always the first to step in and take control of a difficult situation, always the ones to try and help fix a person's problem? Have you noticed that some other peo...

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