When you talk to people who achieve what they want from life, very few will tell you that it is easy. There will always be issues that get in the way and will need to be worked with, overcome or avoided. I am using the word ‘issue’ deliberately, I could have used problem, crisis, disaster […]
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About Sean Orford
Consultant Psychotherapist, management coach, author and speaker. Founder at Live in the Present Ltd.
Here are two principles that stop us moving forward. The first is wanting or needing to change other people. The second is to be angry with, or about things that we cannot change. Both of these will create feelings of frustration and often resentment that will keep us locked into negative mind states forever. The […]
When you say something do you mean it? My teacher would tell me that the road to hell was paved with good intentions. In this sense the word intention assumes that we have Pan’s aims or ideas that we never complete or fulfil. If we take the opposite view and believe that we will compete […]
Being Mindful is the reality of living in the present. To be mindful is to be totally aware of all that is happening, of all your actions and to be in control of all that you are thinking and feeling. Most importantly, to have an awareness of the effect that you have on the world […]
If you think about it being happy and being grateful go together. You cannot be happy if you are experiencing feelings of ingratitude. Equally if you are feeling happy then gratitude for what ever you are experiencing underpins feelings of happiness.
Loving yourself is a good starting point. Go to the mirror look at yourself in the eyes and say ‘I love you’. Most people can’t do it. Or if they do, it is with a laugh and a good dollop of disbelief. Self love is so important. Not in the arrogant self obsessed sense but […]
The past holds us all back. Well, that is not strictly true. It is not what has happened to us that holds us back it is our attachment to past events that is the trouble. This attachment is just like the chain on an anchor that is wedged into where we have been and is […]
Well have you ever tried to change the past? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could? Of course it is crazy to think like that. We can never change what has happened as much as we might like to. Yet many of us go over and over the past imagining how life would be if […]
The magic of the present, of the now, is in reality all that ever really exists. Most of us live in the past or the future. The past was once the present, but now our ability to affect what happened to us in the past does not exist. Likewise the future will also eventually become […]