Blog - stress

2.10.2017 - The fastest way to go from stress to joy without being overwhelmed

  “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” ~ William James, psychologist and philosopher Research proves that people who organize their whole life around their work are more prone to develop Post-traumatic Embitterment Disorder – a …MORE »

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16.09.2017 - Stress Less – Sleep Your Way to the Top

“By helping us keep the world in perspective, sleep gives us a chance to refocus on the essence of who we are. And in that place of connection, it is easier for the fears and concerns of the world to drop away.” ~ Arianna Huffington, businesswoman Time stays long enough for those who use it …MORE »

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12.07.2017 - Are you ready to quit a job you hate? How to stop overthinking and take the leap

Are you ready to quit? Read this inspiring post by a woman I am training to be a Worklife Solutions Coach—Lucy O’Connor from Monday Hustle. The day I did what people tell you not to Monday Hustle’s Diary Today, I resigned. It’s fine. I’ll be fine. We’ll survive this. Me AND my bank account. I’ll …MORE »

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18.04.2017 - Your personal invitation to a free, life-changing online event…

Are you at a fork in the road? Have you ever thought to yourself “There has to be more to life than this?” At some point, most of us have. Here’s the incredible thing… Sometimes when you’re at a fork in the road, one simple well-timed suggestion or idea can cause a major shift—the one …MORE »

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2.07.2016 - How to handle setbacks: three ways to self-sooth your way back to happiness

The art of success? Self-soothing! “You cannot help being good, because your hand and your mind, being accustomed to gather flowers would ill know how to pluck thorns.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci One of the most common questions I get asked—and questions people who answered The Art of Success questionnaire, said they would ask Leonardo …MORE »

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23.05.2016 - Podcasts to listen to

*** The Cassandra Gaisford Show ***   I’m so excited to be re-introducing the podcasts I started 8 or so years ago. Technology has moved on – and I’m moving on with it. Thank you to Olivia Gamber, a career expert in the US for giving me some great tips – and interviewing me for …MORE »

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28.02.2016 - How to maintain worklife balance

I finally did some sewing this weekend. It must have been six years since I last got out my Bernina. Many years ago people used to call me ‘pot plant’ because I always wore floral dresses…and during my days contracting to the Prison Service in New Zealand, many of the staff used to say, I …MORE »

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18.12.2015 - How to quit your job and still pay the bills

Quitting is for winners… My daughter quit her job yesterday – she’s never been happier. But only two days ago she was in tears. Months of bullying, manipulation by managers and being promised magic that never eventuated took its toll on her self-confidence and self-esteem. But now she’s jumping for joy. She’s claimed her power back …MORE »

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24.11.2015 - Don’t stress: how to conquer the 21st-century evil

Work-related stress is one of many modern-day evils. Rather than rage an all out assault, in one foul swoop, job over-load makes a far more insidious, stealthier attack. Little warning signs, like rising irritability, tiredness, and a faint sense that all is not well, are often ignored. Pushed to one side, rated as insignificant, many …MORE »

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20.11.2015 - What a bummer it’s Friday

What a bummer it’s Friday… Some beautiful, timely words, from the always beautiful photographer Carla Coulson arrived in my inbox today. I was fortunate enough to do a photography workshop with her in Puglia, Italy last year. Carla is currently living in Paris and refusing to succumb to terror. One of the biggest things she …MORE »

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