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Touch Points: 22 July, 2021

Choose kindness It is easy to become attached to being ‘right’, especially in stressful circumstances. Yet choosing to speak kindly and give other people the benefit of the doubt is one of the easiest ways to connect and diffuse tension. You never know the...

Touch Points: 8 July, 2021

Don’t paint over the cracks The return of lockdowns has also meant an uptick in uncertainty and anxiety for many, especially young people. It’s healthy and important to acknowledge the disappointment of holidays, paid work and other opportunities being...

Touch Points: 24 June, 2021

Knowledge is power Knowledge, whether it comes from formal education or life experience, is something that can never be taken away. It accumulates and expands over a lifetime to become a rich source of personal growth and satisfaction. Being open to new ideas and...

Touch Points: 27 May, 2021

Let go of ‘people pleasing’  A underlying cause of anxiety for many people, particularly women, is trying to meet everyone else’s needs. It’s a sure way to feel exhausted, devalued and, eventually, resentful. Breaking the habit of saying...

Touch Points: 20 May, 2021

Take time for a reality check   Adults are routinely pressured to have their lives in manageable order, to have all the answers and to make the right choice every time. Such unrealistic expectations often lead to unnecessary stress, anxiety and conflict. Try to...