The Value of Love

How much do you think all your possessions are worth?

Do a quick calculation before you continue reading – even if it is just a guess off the top of your head.

This question was posed in the June 2011 issue of Psychologies Magazine, and (paraphrasing) it explains that new research* has found that when we feel loved and accepted by others, we are likely to decrease or underestimate the value of what we own because we derive a sense of protection and comfort from that love instead of needing it from our possessions.

I could rattle off a value based on my home contents insurance, but what struck me most was a comment about Continue reading

Getting Feedback Without Fear

There’s nothing better than getting great feedback.

There’s nothing worse than getting bad feedback.

There’s nothing more helpful than getting constructive feedback.

So how on earth do you make sure you get the right feedback? Paul and Sam love getting feedback just as much as anyone and during this podcast they discuss some great suggestions on how to ask for feedback so that you get the right information at the right time to help you improve instead of sending you off in the wrong and often depressing spiral caused by poorly given feedback.

 

There must be something good about Halifax?

The High Street in Halifax at 7pm

This was the question posed to me recently on Twitter. You see, I’ve been spending a LOT of time in Halifax recently. It’s a relatively small town in West Yorkshire, in the north of England. It’s situated in a valley with three main roads in and out of the town. Most of the roads are one-way and traffic can be snarled up for quite some time during rush hour. There are a couple of very large companies based there which means a lot of people commute. This, in my humble opinion, is the root of the problem. Continue reading

Make A Wish List

During a recent podcast, I spoke briefly about a Wish List I’d made at the age of 11.

I found it the other week while sorting out old boxes of memories and paperwork. Finding it really touched my heart: the hopes and dreams of a young girl with an incredible imagination. What amazed me even more is that only a few of the 10 items on my list remain to be ‘done’!
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4 Questions Towards Your Best ‘You’

This is a VERY different podcast from Paul and Sam. Firstly, it’s much longer than our usual 10-12 minutes because we are demonstrating a particular technique you might find a tad uncomfortable, but immensely useful.

A word of caution! If you find mutual appreciation, positive feedback or expressions of love or adoration unpalatable – then this podcast probably won’t be for you!

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A Look In The Mirror

“It takes one to know one” is a phrase that often gets used by children when name-calling starts! Yet, despite it’s derogatory use as a rejoinder – there is a lot of wisdom present.

Think of someone you really admire, and which character traits of their’s shine through.
Sometimes it is much easier to believe something unpleasant about ourselves, than to acknowledge and accept that those traits we really admire in another person are part of us too.

When we think of each relationship as a mirror for ourselves, there is a lot of worthiness there to love – if/when we accept it. (Likewise, when someone is really annoying us – chances are we are doing that ‘annoying thing’ in some way too!)
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Love yourself

Are you the type of person that doesn’t seem to have any time to yourself? Do you also find that you never get thanks for the thing you are doing? Maybe it’s time to start giving yourself some credit. Spending some time and energy on yourself doesn’t automatically make you selfish!

A Little Thing Called ‘Love’

How comfortable are you with expressing your love?
Do you cringe, mumble or by-pass the moment? Or do you boldly state your affection regardless of scenario?
— In fact, what actually is that little thing called ‘love’?

Sam and Paul talk about their definitions of love, and different ways in which you can tell the special people in your life how much you care for and appreciate them!

Road map for Life

Where’s your road map?
Whether you’re a SATNAV fan, or you prefer an A-Z, access to a road map is essential for exploring new territory – and reaching your desired destination. Most of us need one or the other to guide us when driving to a new place, since our intuitive faculties are rarely that honed they can get us from A to B through sheer guesswork. Continue reading

Fill up your Festive Love Tank

What gift will you give this year?

How about the best gift of all – the gift of love!

Listen to the podcast then pop over to this website and complete the 30 second quiz
http://www.fivelovelanguages.com/

And remember to come back and tell us how ‘loved-up’ your Festive Season was by posting a comment – we’d love to hear from you!