Don't wait for the right time: Make the right time

By Paula Meir • October 3, 2018

Self-help books often recommend that you give yourself a week or a month to prepare for a change. On one hand, this suggestion makes sense, because it provides structure and allows for planning. It would most certainly work in an ideal world. Unfortunately, however, life rarely works out like...[…]

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A powerful exercise to build your self-esteem

By Paula Meir • July 12, 2018

  A powerful exercise to build your self-esteem     Self-esteem and confidence are simply states of mind. That means we have the power to improve our esteem by changing our state of mind. I’ll share several techniques with you in this and the following blog posts. Let’s start with one of my...[…]

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Is conquering your habit loop the key to beating diabetes?

By Paula Meir • July 6, 2018

Is conquering your habit loop the key to beating diabetes? Diabetes is a global epidemic. Experts have been warning for many years of the need for people to recognise the huge public health challenge we face both now and in the future from this debilitating disease. Indeed, it is widely...[…]

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How England will win by living in the present.

By Paula Meir • July 6, 2018

How England will win by living in the present.       “We write our own stories, we don’t have to be bowed by the history of the past”   These words from Gareth Southgate really struck me in the aftermath of England's penalty shootout. And it made me realise just how far England have...[…]

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It's okay to grieve at your own pace

By Paula Meir • May 11, 2018

It's okay to grieve at your own pace There are two types of people in the world: Those who have lost someone they love and those that have not--yet. The latter are almost always the ones who will tell us how we should grieve, that we should “get over it”, or will offer up inane platitudes about...[…]

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How to enhance employee wellbeing in 3 simple steps

By Paula Meir • April 24, 2018

How to enhance employee wellbeing in 3 simple steps Mental resilience and wellbeing in the workplace is not merely an ethical or topical concern for management anymore. With mental health issues increasing, especially for the millennials, we all have a responsibility to take action. Employee...[…]

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How To Get Happy! Move From “Quo” To “Go”

By Paula Meir • April 4, 2018

How To Get Happy! Move From “Quo” To “Go” How many cartoons have we seen that feature an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other? It’s a well-worn trope, but it’s a useful one.   Change of any type often initiates an internal battle. Think of this as a battle between the devil and the...[…]

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How to get yourself unstuck. Take the quiz!

By Paula Meir • April 4, 2018

How to get yourself unstuck. Take the quiz! It’s time for a quiz. No, we’re not going to ask you about your favourite sweet or tell you which Disney princess you are. In fact, we’re not going to ask—or tell—you anything. You’re going to ask yourself a few questions about getting unstuck....[…]

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How To Break Old Habits And Be Happy

By Paula Meir • April 4, 2018

How To Break Old Habits And Be Happy I often speak and write about feeling stuck, and that’s because feeling stuck is all too often the main driver of a person feeling unhappy. And one of the drivers of being stuck in the same place is habit. We often view habit as related to a physical action...[…]

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Meeting The Mental Health Challenge, How ‘Human’ Is Your HR Department?

By Paula Meir • March 27, 2018

Meeting The Mental Health Challenge, How ‘Human’ Is Your HR Department? By Paula Meir, Author of Your Life, Your Way: A Practical Guide To Getting Your S**t Together Last week I co-presented a breakfast seminar on mental health in the workplace and it reminded me of the importance that HR used...[…]

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