Oh to be a kid again! Clean your room – I don’t wanna. Eat your veggies – I don’t wanna. Do your homework – I don’t wanna! The list goes on.

But we can’t get away with that as adults. Well. I know plenty of adults who try!

Quite a few of my clients in fact still have the ‘I don’t wanna’ syndrome and seem to think that the choices that come with being an adult include not doing what you don’t want to do. And, this is true to some degree. If I don’t want to clean my home, I can hire someone. If I don’t want to eat my veggies – the extra layers of warmth on my tummy catch up to me.

So yes, I still have choice.


The holiday season can be a joyous one. It can also be a hectic and stressful one. So many things to do, people to see, gifts to buy – it can be a bit overwhelming. Today I want to shed a bit of light on a few NLP ways that you can overcome overwhelm and stay calm, cool and collected during the Christmas holiday.


Time. It’s on a continuum right? It’s sequential and moves from past to now to future. Well, that is at least what ‘they’ say. And, if calendars are anything to go by, ‘they’ are right. I know that in the reality of my world, I wake up Monday and the next day is Tuesday. I know that the month after April is May – and I know that 5 years from now will be 2017. In the reality of my world.

But is it really a continuum? I can access, with my mind, any-time.