Are You Walking On Exam Eggshells Around Your Child?

Does your child suffer with exam stress? I recently blogged about my coaching experience with two 14 year-olds currently preparing for their exams.  It brought up lots of icky stuff for them like fear of failure, thinking they are not good … [Read more...]

Beat Exam Pressure With Smiley’s Stress-Free Plan

  "The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step"  This was my phrase of the week. A Chinese proverb sprung to mind whilst coaching two 14 year-olds in the run up to their exams.  As if they needed any additional stress in the … [Read more...]

Do you enjoy your own company or does being alone mean something completely different?!

In the last few weeks, I've coached some clients who've bravely admitted they don't like spending time by themselves.   I guess there are times when we want to be around people and times when we would rather shut the door on the world to have our own … [Read more...]

If anger is a healthy emotion, why are some people frightened of it? 10 steps to healthy anger

I wear my heart on my sleeve and that's not always pretty Anger is my way of knowing that somebody is stepping on my toes.  It's my warning signal.  My internal alarm that says 'This is not right for me.'  Although what happens when it rises up in … [Read more...]