Listen to the sizzle – it’s telling you something!

Don’t fear fear. It’s probably saved your bacon several times. Don’t put a downer on being down either. It’s given you a place to lick your wounds. Negative emotions get a bit of a raw deal. We run away from them because we don’t like to experience the hurt and the pain. And like so …

Anxiety is NOT your default setting – learn to switch it off

I’d forgotten what it felt like. The jitteriness, the inability to sit still, combined with an utter paralysis. That breath that you seem to be holding between the top of your chest and the bottom of your throat – afraid to let it go and deflate your lungs. That constant clench in the pit of …

Turn your overwhelm into a ‘can do’

A better understanding of what drives you will… Turn your distress into happiness. Your overwhelm, into a ‘can do’ attitude. Tragedy into opportunity. Stress into motivation. Depression into productive suffering. Anxiety into energy. Powerlessness into empowering. Perfectionism into tolerance. Fear into excitement. Anger and frustration into a calm determination. Those drivers are NOT your values. …

5 STEPS TOWARDS IMPROVING EMPLOYEE RETENTION

As we address the skills shortage in the industry, and work towards the development of a new fenestration loving generation, don’t forget that old adage, ‘prevention is better than the cure’ – or in other words, make sure you are looking after those who are already in your employ. You want to retain your most …

EMBRACE THE STRESS – the tough going is not going to get any easier!

It would be wise to consider the words of Buddha when navigating the next few months out of this pandemic and into the new order – “Do not dwell on the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” I believe that the monumental struggles that this industry has …

“I had planned how to die – I didn’t know how to live.”

In this episode of a Mental Health Revolution in the Workplace, Marilyn Hawes explains the impact of the grooming and sexual abuse of her three sons, and how her ‘greatest calling’ came out of the pain is generated. We go on to talk about how the after-effects can seep far and wide into adulthood and …

Electric Shocks and Drugs reduced Jean to a Zombie

In this episode of the Mental Health Revolution Podcast, Jean Davison tells of the disturbing chain of events that unfolded when, as a teenager, she became a ‘voluntary’ patient in the psychiatric system (1968-1974). Heavy drugs and electric shock treatment reduced her to a zombie. Years later, she found she had been given a ‘schizophrenia’ …