After a traumatic event, particularly the death of a loved one or breakup of a relationship, people often search for meaning and "closure", writes life coach Jan Aitken.
Nothing is permanent. That goes hand-in-hand with "change is the only constant", writes Jan Aitken.
It's so important to have a good, solid emotional first aid kit to turn to in tough times, writes Jan Aitken.
When we find our expectations have been dashed and we're left feeling disappointed, sad and angry, what do we do about it?
"I didn't sign up for this!", "This isn't what I was expecting!". How many of us have uttered either of those comments, asks life coach Jan Aitken.
We're meant to be the ones running the apps, not the other way around, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
While we are decluttering our living spaces, perhaps we should clear out some more personal ones too, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
Defining our identity is a lifelong challenge.
I suspect we are all fairly comfortable dealing with the physical wounds, the bumps and bruises, that life deals out. We know what to do with physical wounds, we know when to reach for the...
Two weekends ago, I attended the first conference in New Zealand on "Compassion in Healthcare", writes life coach Jan Aitken.
Does it really matter how we write, or take notes, asks Jan Aitken.
I often tell people to be careful with their "self-talk" and I've received some puzzled looks in response, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
Welcome to February. It's hard to believe the first month of the year has already flown by, exclaims life coach Jan Aitken.
The final column of the year is always a bit tricky, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
There can be a certain craziness present in December, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
A certain amount of care is a good idea for when we leave a comfort zone, says Jan Aitken.
Get yourself in a state this Christmas, writes life coach Jan Aitken - just make sure it's the right one for the occasion.
Were often told the best approach to life is to "never give up". We can have anything we want and be anything we choose. While I wholeheartedly support encouraging people to do what fulfills them,...
Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week. It's a hot topic and often the news - and there's a reason for that, writes Jan Aitken.
There are health benefits to getting out the Christmas decorations early, writes Jan Aitken.