Mid-Life Tsunami #5: Personal Injury & Illness

7T 5-injury-illness-1Personal Injury & Illness is the 5th Mid-Life Tsunami  in this special series to celebrate the release of my new book “The  7 Mid-Life Tsunamis”. [Read more…]

Mid-Life Tsunami #4: FInancial Stress

7T 4-financial-stressSerious Financial Stress is the 4th Mid-Life Tsunami  in this special series to celebrate the release of my new book “The  7 Mid-Life Tsunamis”. [Read more…]

Mid-Life Tsunami #1: Separation & Divorce

7T 1-separation-divorceIn this special series of articles, to celebrate the release of my new book “The  7 Mid-Life Tsunamis” I am going to provide so quick tips and hazard points about each of the 7 Mid-Life Tsunamis to help you face the turmoil of mid-life. Separation & Divorce is the first and most severe Mid-Life Tsunami many of us face during Mid-Life. [Read more…]

Daily Hassles: Straws That Break The Camel’s Back

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Have you ever had one of ‘those’ days – days where nothing seems to go right? I have had more than my fair share. Several of them have the same pattern.

It starts with sleeping through the alarm and running late for school drop offs and then late to work, followed by appointments running behind schedule all day, sending emails with typos and errors to very important people, then being caught in traffic while trying to get school pick up early, then ongoing work phone calls in between restless kids, traffic jams, and ballet and sports drop offs, and finally it ends with dinner being over cooked and children keeping me awake all night!!

Sometimes the accumulation of all these ‘regular’ waves of life are like the proverbial ‘Straws that Break the Camel’s Back’ and can lead me to a ‘wipeout’ of stress where I lose concentration, forget things, become short-tempered, get muscle pain in my back and neck and get a headache. [Read more…]

The 4 Elements: Living In Balance

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To prevent a Wipeout when faced with a challenging Wave of Life (or to recover much faster if you do wipeout), you need to Balance the 4 Elements of Inner Wellbeing.

Just as in Nature there is Wind, Water, Earth and Fire so for Stress Surfers there are Mindsets, Emotions, Lifestyle and Purpose.  To ride the Waves of Life successfully we need to understand and live in balance with the 4 Elements of Inner Wellbeing. [Read more…]