Top Tips for Optimal Wellbeing during Lockdown

Top Tips for Optimal Wellbeing during Lockdown By Pamela Carvell, April 2020. Introduction I was originally writing this article about how to optimise your well-being while working at home during lockdown. But then I realised that as so many people have been furloughed, there would be greater value in me suggesting tips for optimal wellness…

The Power of Acceptance

The Power of Acceptance by Pamela Carvell Introduction Two things recently occurred to me: firstly that we can be very unaccepting of people whose views differ to ours, and secondly that acceptance of others and their views is extremely empowering and a very powerful personality trait to have. Which led me to reflect upon the…

What Does my Life Mean?

What Does my Life Mean? This is something I have been asking myself for a few months now, and I believe there is value in us all taking some time to reflect on what our life actually MEANS. I am not talking about trying to find the meaning of life. That is a whole different…

NLP Techniques for a Happier Life #1 Drain the Colour

Introduction I have been working with NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) for over 30 years, initially in the corporate world and subsequently on a person to person level. I have been fortunate enough to train at both Licensed and Master level with Richard Bandler, the creator of NLP. The skills and techniques that I learned have…

Do we need Goals?

Do we need Goals? I ask that because I recently attended a talk about goals and being driven, which left me questioning the value of most of us being so goal-driven. Social media has undeniably played a huge part, with millions of daily images and quotes, encouraging us with the likes of #MondayMotivation and celebrities…

Loneliness: Being Alone vs Being Lonely

These are my thoughts on loneliness. I resisted calling the article ‘Beating Loneliness’ because I genuinely don’t believe it’s something you can beat, but rather learn to handle, so the feelings of loneliness aren’t totally overwhelming.  This article is just tips that in my personal experience can help. And if just one tip helps one…

Make Changes for a Change

Make Changes For a Change! Change is an inevitable part of life. And, for the first 16 or so years of a human’s life change tends to happen TO us, whether this is nature changing us from babies to teenagers or parents dictating where we live, what we eat, and how we spend our time….

If you want to solve a problem, DON’T think about it!

If you want to solve a problem, DON’T think about it! Written by Pamela Carvell, March 2018 I can’t remember where and when I first read those words, but I do recall thinking ‘how silly’! I’m sure like most of you reading this article, I thought that how you solved a problem was by thinking…