Welcome to The Haven



I asked some friends what the word ‘Haven’ meant to them and this is what they said:

A space to rest, reflect & regroup. Stock up on supplies, gather energy, rejuvenate & experiment with new ideas”

A place I love, somewhere I strive to be.

A place of calm, peaceful energy.’

Somewhere I can be myself.’

I couldn’t have described it better myself!

In The Haven you will find things to inspire you, challenge your thinking & offer you different perspectives on life. A space to explore and dip in and out of book reviews, videos and downloads.

Check back from time to time to see what’s new.



Why your critics aren’t the ones who count

How to deal with the critics and our own self-doubt by refusing to shut ourselves off.

The Power of Introverts

Introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

Kristin Neff

The space between self-esteem and self-compassion

The Gift & Power of Emotional Courage

How we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness.

I used to be enough for myself in the morning.

Spoken word artists Azure Antoinette reconnecting with the unstoppable fearlessness of little girls

How to speak so that people listen

Some useful vocal exercises and tips on how to speak with empathy

The surprising habits of original thinkers

How do creative people come up with great ideas? Learn three unexpected habits of original thinkers

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

Thinking hard about what we’re really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.

Draw your future – take control of your life.

How to draw your future desired reality and move towards it.

Breaking the addiction to negative thinking

Eckhart Tolle on becoming aware of our negative thoughts as 1st step in breaking away from them 

Living an authentic life.

Dr Maria Sirois is a clinical psychologist who has worked in the fields of wellness and positive psychology for twenty years


Personal development blogs & websites

Tara Mohr

Brene Brown

Gabrielle Treanor

Hannah Braime

Kirsten Neff

Susan Cain

Rick Hanson