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006 Direction: A winning tactic is to just do it

006 Direction: A winning tactic is to just do it

Trying to find direction after a cardiac event.  I discuss how to be able to take action on your unique path of life you need to have direction and focus. When our life changes it can feel uncertain and we feel vulnerable. By having direction and taking action we are able to develop and grow so that we can enjoy the feeling of accomplishment. Sometimes we know what and where we want to go but then we get stuck and never move forward. In this episode, you’ll find out what really…

005 Confidence: Having belief about being lucky

005 Confidence: Having belief about being lucky

Gaining confidence in life after a cardiac event.  Having confidence is another mindset that is important during recovery after a heart-related health issue. I tell you about how gaining confidence with life after a cardiac event helps you get out of your own way of your rehabilitation. That you can rid yourself of doubt. You can grow your self-belief. Have the confidence to step (at first, then leap) right outside of your comfort zone. Find out why you should embrace your superstitions and why belief in luck helps. To hear…

004 Purpose: A to-day list rather than a to-do list

004 Purpose: A to-day list rather than a to-do list

Having purpose when living with a heart condition.  Today I chat about purpose. I’ll talk about what it means when living after a cardiac event. I will explain that it isn’t what you achieve but the feelings that you experience on the journey. As your body releases its natural feel-good chemical, dopamine. That it’s not always the big things that make the difference. When recovering from a heart attack or cardiac event it’s the little baby steps that matter. Helping you overcome the ‘what’s the point’ thoughts so you feel purposeful.…

003 Hope: You can change your expectation

003 Hope: You can change your expectation

Hope helps when living with a heart condition. This week I am sharing with you my thoughts around the mindset of hope. How having hope after a cardiac event is key to giving your life meaning and being able to look forward to the life you live. You’ll learn how hope is motivational and helps you be able to adjust to new things and the differences in your life. I will explain that even though your life may not be as it was prior to your heart health issues, it can…

You can feel fine after a heart attack

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In my last post on this subject, I focussed on how you can help yourself with your emotional rehabilitation and at the same time be helping others to feel good too. Now it is all about you, yes really. You can feel fine after a heart attack. After a cardiac event, you may feel like you’ll never feel fine again. It’s not the case, you just need a little time, cardiac rehabilitation for the body and the mind.  It’s time to share with you activities to calm your mind, care…

How to help yourself and help others as you recover after a heart attack and stents

Man smiling and encouraging you to smile back. Go on you know you want to.

The next couple of activities come from my feeling good handbook. They are about how to help yourself and help others as you recover after a heart attack and stents. They are about how our shared experiences can boost the feel good factor in ourselves and the people we meet throughout our recovery. Sometimes we want to help ourselves feel good and get wrapped up in our own world. We dare not to venture outside our own reality and don’t want to interact with others as we think that they…

Exercise, getting active and feeling strong

Exercise and activity

Is it just bum, legs & abs that need exercise? Your heart is a muscle and like other muscles in your body it needs to be used to keep it strong and healthy too. Lack of regular exercise or activity makes it more likely that you will develop heart disease. Even if you have an active job it is not the same as taking regular moderate exercise. Exercise and activity is important for heart health in many ways. Whilst you know this; sometimes mental blocks can stop you wanting to exercise.…

Healthy eating and body confidence

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One lifestyle change that affects and reduces a number of risk factors our health and has a positive effect on our feelings about ourselves and our bodies is to eat healthy and weight loss or gain. It sounds so easy doesn’t it, but it’s not. You start off optimistic, motivated and raring to go but then the reality of everyday life kicks in. Healthy eating and body confidence helps you to feel good and have energy to face the world. Initially I lost weight drastically after my heart attack and…

What is life coaching?

Life Coach

Everyone needs a life coach Someone who believes in your abilities, and can also help you set clear life changing goals towards achieving the life you want. As your life coach, once I have helped you to identify the life goals you want to change or achieve. I will work with you to break them down in to manageable and reward steps. We will prioritise them and I will encourage you to believe that they really are achievable. There are many areas that you might need to work on to…

What is NLP?

NLP Head

You hear a lot about how life changing NLP can be, but what is NLP? It’s an acronym for Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) that was developed in the 1970’s. It is a quick and effective coaching therapy that helps you live and love life in a way that you want to quickly and easily. It breaks negative thought patterns, changes behaviours, improves how you feel, creating excellence and setting life-changing goals. Change how you think, feel and behave I believe that when you change how you think, you’re able to effect…