What kind of “Liker” are you?

In the modern age of instant gratification it’s no surprise that when you broadcast something on Facebook you want a flood of “Likes” in response. The innocent thumbs up symbol can make you feel validated, appreciated, loved and respected, but the absence of the like leaves you feeling unloved, insecure and perplexed. Trust me, I know. I think I may suffer from “like anxiety”. If there’s not a medical term for it now, I am sure it won’t be long before there is one.

“Likes” are Facebook’s social currency, and there is plenty of thumbs up action going on. After all it feels good to be liked and social acceptance is no exception.  But are you a genuine liker, or an automatic one? Do you actually like the things you “like” on Facebook? (more…)


Spring Clean your Life in 7 easy steps

IMG_1329As nature bursts into new life, spring is the ideal time to give yourself an internal and external makeover. Spring is synonymous with new beginnings, change and growth. Burst into new life with this emotional and physical makeover. It’s time to clear out the cobwebs and create a healthier body and mind. Even if it is not spring at your location, these seven simple steps will help recreate your life.

1. De-clutter your mind

Is your inner critic getting you down? You know: that little voice in your head constantly pointing out your deficiencies and weaknesses. “Everyone experiences the inner critic in some form,” says coach and author of The Confidence Workout, Michelle Landy. The key is to transform that negative energy into self-belief. (more…)