Magnesium Effect Sheela Hobden www.bluegreencoaching.com

You know those everlasting birthday cake candles.  You blow them out, and they re-light?  They simply won’t burn out.  The trick to their radiant resilience is; magnesium powder.  It ignites at lower temperatures, so as the candle smoulders and runs out of energy, the magnesium kicks in and it has a second lease of life! 
I think we could all do with some Magnesium powder right now, hey?   
Here’s some ideas on experiments with activities to create “magnesium powder” for us all! 

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Mental Health Recovery: How to return to work well.

How to return to walk and feel confident about what it will be like when you are back.

Sheela Hobden www.bluegreencoaching.com Coaching Time Off Mental Health
How to spend time off for a Mental Health break

You finally get the courage to recognise you need time out.  Work is off the menu.  Now what? “The first days were a total blur. I rested a lot, cried a lot and got help. Gradually I introduce…

Difficult Conversations www.bluegreencoaching.com
How to have that difficult conversation you’ve been putting off…

I have previously written about working out how to decide when it’s time to take time out for your mental health.  One of the biggest barriers I found was the thought of the conversation with m…

Hand Drowning Sheela Hobden www.bluegreencoaching.com
When is the right time, to give your mental health a break? A guide to help you decide

Feel like you’re drowning? My guess is that you’re here because either; a) you know deep down you need time out and, you’re seeking external evidence to justify it or; b) you’re experiencin…

“Why do you wake up in the morning?”

I’m sitting in my first ever “Humans First” meet up. I’d been encouraged to go by two separate (wonderful) people that I have met over the last few years of being down in Dorset. This …

Sheela Hobden www.bluegreencoaching.com "Everything is going to be alright" Optimistic
How to adopt a more optimistic outlook in a few simple steps

Can smiling really help your wound heal faster? Martin Seligman is a huge positive psychology guru and I was first introduced to his work when his book “Flourish” appeared on the reading li…

Sheela Hobden www.bluegreencoaching.com Brain Fog Coaching
How to see past the “fog”!

On my misty, drizzly walk to the beach this morning, I reflected on the stark difference from only 5 days ago. Bournemouth hit the news for its swarms of people, piled on top of each other, with the a…

Sheela Hobden www.bluegreencoaching.com Should Coaching
5 steps to stop feeling like you “should” all the time…

As if a blog post could be about the word “should”!? Take a moment to think though. How many “should”s do you put pressure on yourself with on a daily basis? To what extent do they wei…

Sheela Hobden www.bluegreencoaching.com Sleep Coaching
SLEEP – What’s the big deal?

We all hear that sleep is important right. But why? Having recently finished reading about this, the criticality of it hit me full force. I felt compelled to share. The top 5 things I learnt, th…

Pendulum Sheela Hobden www.bluegreencoaching.com
COVID19: The pendulum of emotions and what do to about them

How are your emotions right now? There are endless “how to” posts across all social media channels. Washing hands and social distancing are of course essential (although I would love to see mor…

Sheela Hobden www.bluegreencoaching.com Coaching the Coach
Dreaming of quitting your job? I did. Here’s what happened…

A weight off the shoulders! I dreamt it so much, it actually happened. It just popped out. I remember it, clear as day, exactly where I was sitting when the words “I don’t think I want …

Sheela Hobden "A vehicle for wellbeing" MOT4U www.bluegreencoaching.com
How to talk about whats going on for you. Experience the “vehicle” for well-being…

I’ve struggled for a long time, being able to talk openly about how I feel, under the “wellbeing” umbrella.  I’m not talking spas, yoga and smoothies, in fact, I get very frustrated when …

Sheela Hobden www.bluegreencoaching.com Presence Image of Log Store
Winter Fuel: How Presence is more than Presents…

I spent yesterday with my dad. We were loading the wheelbarrow with logs and stacking near the house, ready for the imminent cold snap. This time two months ago, we weren’t even sure if we’d …

Sheela Hobden www.bluegreencoaching.com Self-Care Coaching
What does it really mean, to put yourself first?

I’ve been off grid this month. My Dads been sick, like, intensive care on a ventilator for weeks kind of sick. Pneumonia followed by Septecemia. I honestly thought we’d lose him. It …

Sheela Hobden www.bluegreencoaching.com Failure Coasteering
The exciting paradox of failure. How to learn from it…

I have a really strong memory of my association with failure. I had read about coasteering, and it sounded fun. I don’t really do detail, so didn’t see the finer points like, how high you actually…

How to make those big decisions – a matrix approach

How many decisions do you make in a day? How much time do you give to them? On any one day, decisions can range from whether to read this article or whether to buy a house. The latter can tak…

May the “flow” be with you…

It’s the end of May, and I wanted a blog post dated May, so it looks like I am “on top of” this blog stuff! Checking back through my “proposed titles” and half written articles, nothing jum…

Sheela Hobden www.bluegreencoaching.com Control Coaching
Out of control? Here’s how to get it back

It was a couple of my clients recently saying their big changes and shifts in thinking from coaching have been around “control” that sparked this post. Choosing which way to go, use the steerin…

Sheela Hobden www.bluegreencoaching.com Reflection
Spring Forwards – but also look back! How to reflect on experiences

What a glorious spring day! I decided to take to my bike. I am lucky enough to live on the south coast, so a short trip over on the Sandbanks ferry puts me en route to Swanage. The Purbeck vie…

How is your energy? Need a power up?

The end of the year is nigh. Are you virtually on your knees, soldiering on, counting down the minutes to the festive break? Is the candle wick almost catching itself in the middle from t…