How to Conquer Social Anxiety

We wanted to share with you ThatGirl resident life coach Jacquline Hurst’s recent article for GQ magazine. This is something I think so many of us struggle with, it certainly resonated with me and these simple strategies are invaluable to help anyone struggling with social anxiety. Please do share with friends and family that may benefit too – Christina     Don’t suffer in shyness. As the GQ therapist I get a lot of questions about social…

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Self-belief

Self-belief is the confidence in your own abilities or judgement. It’s the positive feeling you have that makes you feel capable of taking on new challenges in your life or solving problems. When we lack self-belief we are less likely to see opportunities or try to solve problems. Our minds are powerful, they have the ability to make or break us! Take a look at the labels you’ve placed on yourself. Have you decided that…

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Mindfulness, Meditation, whatever we want to call it: Silence can be Golden

Just as Rumi said the crack is where the light comes in so silence is the place where we hear the most. Away from the noise and chatter of the rest of the world, maybe it is the silence of space and time where we can slow down and hear what we are really telling ourselves or, if we listen closely, what is missing from our thinking.  We often struggle to make our deepest and…

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An Open Letter to People with New Year Anxiety by That Girl Charli Cohen

It begins. Do you feel it? The pressure of a New Year, a would-be clean slate already scarred with the weight of expectation. A year you perhaps thought you might not make it to. It now looms threateningly, just waiting for you to fail at all those things that, only a month ago, seemed entirely possible. Christmas – with it’s own distracting pressures – now a distant memory, you watch every way that you’re going…

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That Girl’s New Year Message – Out with the old and in with the new

“Out with the old and in with the new” How many times have you heard that saying and how many times have you thought “I must make changes in my life, I must start taking care of my health and fitness”. It maybe a cliché but January really can be the best time to start focusing on you as let’s face it for things to change it starts with you. Remember goals represent challenge in…

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On Love and Connecting by Elisabeth Goodchild

None of us live on this planet on our own. And yet more often than not we spend large chunks of our time in our own little worlds.  If humans are naturally sociable, if we have depended on our fellow human beings through time for survival, if we form life-long friendships, if we desire to be in loving relationships, if our families and friends are so important to us, then it is surely strange that…

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“ON LOVE” by Elisabeth Goodchild

The stories we tell ourselves about how loving and lovable we are also affect the boundaries we have for how loving and loveable we will allow ourselves and others to be.   Whether it’s self-love, love of others or love of the world, we need to know and set boundaries that mean we own our relationship with love.  Because it is our relationship.  Yet how loving or loveable I am is not based on how…

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Learn to say no with That Girls resident Lifecoach Jacquline Hurst

People pleasers get tired. Like, really, really tired. People pleasers want everyone around them to always be happy and they do whatever it takes, whatever is asked of them to keep it that way. It can become a self-induced nightmare. The people pleaser believes they simply must please because if they don’t – what happens? Like, really what happens if they were to say….No. What if they don’t like me? What if they fire me?…

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Jacqueline Hurst’s top tips on how to start loving you…

We may enjoy the odd selfie, some more than others (I’m talking to you Kim K!) but generally speaking if we really think about it, how do we feel about ourselves? We know how we feel about others most of the time, but to look inside ourselves is a little more can sometimes feel slightly uncomfortable. Life coach Jacqueline Hurst explains, “There is one basic human need that everyone wants, desires and is perpetually looking for. It’s…

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