Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Top 20 Inspiring Quotes To Start Your Day

Top 20 Inspiring Quotes To Start Your Day

"There are times in everyone's life when something constructive is born out of adversity... when things seem so bad that you've got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it." ~ Lee Lacocca 

Friday, 12 January 2018

How To Embrace Anxiety and Manage The Symptoms

This post is sponsored by Spink Health. The content and opinions expressed below are that of kellymartinspeaks.co.uk

Anxiety is a tough experience, as I know only too well. I've suffered with anxiety since my early childhood and into my adult years. I understand how painful it feels, how stressful and how debilitating it can be.

Throughout my childhood I was incredibly shy, but back then I didn't know words like 'anxiety'. I just knew that the world around me was very scary and I felt that I was under attack emotionally all of the time. 

Thursday, 4 January 2018

How To Overcome The Anti Climax Of New Year


How To Overcome The Anti Climax Of New Year

New Year often kicks off with a blast of new energy, fireworks and a huge goodbye to the previous year. Many people are often relieved that the old year is over and that they can make a fresh start. Goal-setting starts, visions-boards made, high expectations for the coming year. We schedule, plan, day-dream, envision the coming days, and then we hit an inner road bump, an anti-climax.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

5 Powerful Life Lessons I Learned In 2017


2017, the year incredible things happened in the world both good and bad. A time when people were divided, hate reigned, love rose up and women owned their powerful voices.

Numerologically, 2017 was a number 1, a time of change, new beginnings, independence and becoming who you are.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Is It Time To Stop Censoring Yourself?

Is It Time To Stop Censoring Yourself

You sit alongside someone, a friend, family member or stranger and you feel you need to say something, but you hold yourself back because you are worried you may hurt that person's feelings. This is when we start repressing the powerful wise voice inside.

For some people, speaking out of turn and using hurtful words is a way to dominate others, but many of us have been taught that we should be nice, and not be mean, but where does being nice cross the line to being stifled?

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Why People Pleasing Hurts and How To Drop The 'Good Girl' Act


Why People Pleasing Hurts and How To Drop The 'Good Girl' Act

I pleased people since childhood, wearing my mask of smiles and niceness because when I let out the assertive honest me, people disappeared from my life. So as I enter my mid-life, I release the need to please people who cannot accept the 'real me', even if that means being alone.

You may know the story.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

How Painful Shame Taught Me A Very Valuable Lesson

How Painful Shame Taught Me A Very Valuable Lesson


The shame of being human

How many times have you felt shame for being human? For making normal, human errors? For expressing your vulnerability and weaknesses out loud to other human beings? I know I have and just did it again today.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

How To Find Out What You Really Want

How To Find Out What You Really Want

What Do You Really Want?


Are you frustrated by the lack in your life? Are those things you really want just not happening?

It’s easy to get attached to a specific outcome to make us happy. We’re surrounded by affluence in the West and encouraged to pin all our hopes and dreams on the outer world. While we might believe that happiness lies within, inwardly many of us may ‘secretly’ hope for circumstances to change in the way we want, so that we can be happy, but this never works.

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