Articles by Tricia Woolfrey

I regularly write articles (a bit more substance than a blog) to help you live a more empowered life.  The subjects are varied and there are bound to be some which will make a real difference to you.  If there is something else which you would like me to write about do feel free to drop me a line at tricia@yourempoweredself.co.uk.  

If you know of anyone who would benefit from reading one of the articles, do feel free to forward it on.  It's good to share!


It’s IBS Awareness Month

Symptoms and Causes of IBSIrritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a very common condition.  It can be both painful and embarrassing.  For one of my clients, it significantly impacted her career because she was unable to do her job because of the travel required.  You can imagine the difference it can make to people’s social life too.

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To rise or to fall

Are you falling to the level of your excuses or rising to the level of your potential?

We often have two choices:  to fall the level of our excuses, or to rise to the level of our potential.  I heard that phrase somewhere and it really struck a chord. 

But, boy can that sofa be tempting.  And the ironing seem alluring.  And haven’t you done enough to deserve catching up on your favourite box-set?

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What Would Make This A Happy Christmas?

What would make your Christmas?

The Christmas TV ads are tugging at our heartstrings (and our purses); magazines are filled with tips on how to make the best Christmas lunch, tables heaving from the weight of it all; Christmas songs are playing on the radio; shops are filled with goods to tantalise; and the supermarket shelves are filled with produce which expires before the big day, assuming we will be eating the same foods from now into the Boxing Day.  And it even seems like snow may be glistening, just like the films/cards/songs.  There is so much pressure to enjoy Christmas that it interferes with the enjoyment of Christmas. Continue reading

World Kindness Day – We Could All Use Some

World Kindness DayLong working hours, job insecurity, reality TV, materialism and the economy can distract us from what is really important.

Whilst we are living in a world where we have many ways of communicating, we are bombarded with so much information – as well as demands on us by our families and work – that we may find ourselves feeling distracted and isolated.  As the years go by, there appears to be less connection between individuals, people are less patient and strangers view each other suspiciously. The world seems to be turning into a lonelier and harsher place.

 

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Reasons or Excuses. How honest are you with yourself?

Reasons or ExcusesI’ve been helping people for over 20 years now and something has become really clear:  people can come up with all kinds of explanations to not doing those things which will help them transform their lives.  These come principally in two guises.  A reason or an excuse.  But, what’s the difference?  And does it matter?  Let’s look at the difference first: Continue reading

10 Reasons for Life Being Off Track

Life Off-Track

I’m not sure whether your life is on-track or off-track.  I’m not even sure if you had a plan for your life at all.  But for many, life is not quite panning out.  You will know if life isn’t on track if you feel a sense of frustration or ‘is this it?’.  Or maybe you lack balance in your life or a sense of flow and fulfillment.

So, I thought I would share with you 10 possible reasons for this.  There are, of course, many more.  See if any of these are true for you, even a little.  Because you only have to be 1% out to find yourself a few years down the line far away from your intended destination:

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Stress: What Impact is it Having on You?

Sometimes we sail through life at such speed, we are unaware of what’s happening to us or the effect this is having.  However, stress has consequences on your life, your relationships , your career and your health, often by stealth.  

Impact of Stress

Stressors have multiple minor sources (eg losing your keys); or a couple of things which are low level but consistent and slowly eroding your resilience (eg a neighbour who keeps taking your parking space); or it may be something huge which has happened to you, whether long ago, or recently.   Continue reading

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Tricia Woolfrey

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