Does your festive season run off love, merriment and fun - or do guilt and anger get in the way?
Sunday, 1 December 2013
Friday, 1 November 2013
|As some of you will know, Peter often talks of 'scary honesty'. As I see so many people appreciating his sessions, I've asked Peter to give us his own take on how it helps to show our vulnerability - and his tips for ways to do it.|
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Yes, someone actually asked me - because her new romance depended on saying it well. When we have 'negative' feedback, however constructive, we may feel understandably wary of giving it straight. What can we do to make it easier?
Sunday, 1 September 2013
If you're one of the estimated 150-300 million Gmail users, did you know that Google is making global changes that may affect you? There's a new in-box system which may make it hard to see emails such as this one. But help is at hand! I've asked social media expert, Matt Heselden, for his tips on re-jigging your Google settings - See below.
But what if the change is much bigger than changed email settings? Suppose you suddenly lose your role in a team, or friends or family move away, or you unexpectedly fall in love? To meet any sort of change resourcefully, you must change too.
Elizabeth's tips for everyone:The process of change is famously stressful for the (almost circular) reason that we don't like feelings of stress. Why is this, and what can we do about it?
Thursday, 1 August 2013
I've just returned from Dhanakosa, a beautiful retreat centre in wonderfully sunny Scotland. We were leading a retreat with the theme, 'Who's Living your Life?' It made me wonder about communication: 'Who's speaking?' Who chooses to say what, and when? Who's in charge?
Monday, 1 July 2013
In our close relationships we deal with so many humdrum questions - who will empty the bins, why we're out of cat food, whether to turn left or right - it's easy to slip into bickering. How can we avoid those habitual niggling comments which cloud our communication? How can we make sure that time spent with our loved ones is truly enjoyable and rewarding?
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Following last month's post on 'how to criticise your boss', one reader wrote to ask what to do if our boss just refuses to listen. Since this could happen with anyone, let's start there - and then cover a few 'extras' for your boss.