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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How coaching brings an optimistic mindset

Coaching is proving to be an effective strategy in building resilience and positively impacting well-being. This article shares how it works and is one of five areas found to benefit from coaching.

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How do you get out of feeling stuck? Ideas to try

What do you do when you don’t know what do to? Maybe it is more about recognising the “stuck” feeling and figuring out HOW to find out…

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Being the Best, A Change for a Rest, What is your Quest?

Article exploring perfectionism, our sense of identity and how we can question our own thoughts to find the best answers. Summer musings!

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When it comes to Mental Health, can coaching work?

The lines between counselling and coaching are becoming evermore blurred. This article asks how might coaching help your Mental Health?

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What’s in a name?

Why we’re called bluegreen Coaching – the influence and power of nature.

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The Big Small

When accidents happen, what lessons can be learnt? The power of focus, attention and safety.

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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.

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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 introduced a bit …

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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 my …

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

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 experiencing some really uncomfortabl…

“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 group however, i…

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 list for my c…

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…

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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 weigh on your mind?…

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SLEEP – What’s the big deal?

Sleep is one of the most fundamental factors in our sense of well-being. This article explores why as well as sharing tips to improve how you get yours.

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

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 more about the “why”, to help people unders…

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

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 to do this any more” tumbled out of my mout…

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 that is …

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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 see his s…

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 felt like someone …