WHERE IS THE LOVE? how you can be hiding it from yourself

“Apparently, my towels are not big enough!” The older, male server in the department store chuckled knowingly, as I flung the three potential and very large man-size bath sheets on to the counter. He helpfully advised me to purchase another towel, which amazingly, considering my super sleuthing within the coloured […]

ENHANCE FOR 2019: a motivating approach to increasing your happy success

Happy New Year! I trust that you are feeling excited and optimistic about the next twelve months and energised about the beginning of a new year. As the usual ‘New Year, New You’ inspirational* features dominate the media this month, here’s a Brighter Thinking suggestion as to how you can […]

REVERSE THE ADVENT CALENDAR: the brain-friendly power of giving

Many people have told me that they have adorned their homes with Christmas decorations already and that this is much earlier than tradition. Perhaps, the festive celebrations are even more welcome this year? Reflecting with a friend over dinner, some areas of my life are almost unrecognisable compared to the […]


“Accept what you cannot change, change what you cannot accept” is taken from Reinhold Niebuhr’s Serenity Prayer, words frequently cited in addiction recovery programmes. Apparently, this week is International Stress Awareness Week so it is a rather appropriate mantra. Remembering that we can control most situations and that some unfortunately […]

FUEL YOUR SUCCESS WITH FEAR: act on the feeling

There are now less than 100 days until the end of the year: 84 until the C-word. Have those two thoughts triggered some anxiety? If so, what is the reason? Do you suddenly feel a sense of urgency as the year is nearly up and you still have loads that […]

UP LEVEL TO EVEN GREATER SUCCESS: make every area count!

Welcome to the start of the “new term” as this time of year is affectionately known. It is not just me, is it? I have written previously about my excitement towards buying a new pencil case and stationery… the drab, grey uniform was less fun though! Unsurprisingly, with so much […]


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