Meet The Speakmans and enter our competition!


Resident therapists on ITV’s This Morning, The Speakmans have been practising their Schema Conditioning Therapy for over two decades, and have extensive experience in working to improve the lives of men and women across the country.

Ahead of the launch of their exciting Today’s Special Value offer on 3rd January, we sat down with this famous duo to find out a little bit more about what makes them tick…

QGossip: What are your social media handles?

The Speakmans: Facebook: Thespeakmansofficial, Twitter: @thespeakmans, Instagram: @thespeakmans

QG: What were your first jobs?

Nik: chemist dispensing assistant, Eva: waitress

QG: If you weren’t in your current professions, what do you think you would be doing instead?

Nik: astronaut, Eva: schoolteacher

QG: Where have you both visited in your lives that took your breath away?

The Speakmans: A Buddhist temple on Lantau Island in Hong Kong

QG: What are the achievements you’re most proud of?

The Speakmans: Our two children and creating a groundbreaking therapy

QG: Who would you be most star-struck to meet in real life?

Nik: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eva: Ellen DeGeneres

QG: What are your top tips for realising your goals in business or in life?

The Speakmans: Persistence and consistency

QG: What’s your top wellbeing tip?

The Speakmans: Always be grateful

QG: If you could travel back in time, which era would you visit and what would you do?

Nik: I’d love to see Venice Beach California in 1973, Eva: I’d visit the Cavern Club in 1963

QG: What three things would you each bring to a desert island?

The Speakmans: Each other, water and a helicopter!

QG: If you were facing a zombie apocalypse, which three QVC presenters would be on your survival team?

The Speakmans: Craig Rowe, Kathy Taylor, Jackie Kabler

QG: Do you have a top health tip you’d like to share?

Try and drink immense amounts of water every day!

Competition time!

We’re giving away two sets of two tickets to attend the Upgrade Your Life workshop on the 27th January in Coventry, as well as a signed book and DVD (with a total approximate value of £634*).

The competition will run between 27th December, and 12pm on 4th January.

For a chance to win, write a comment below with the most inspiring piece of life advice you’ve ever been given. Our two winners will be randomly selected and revealed soon after.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Good luck, and don’t forget to tune in on 3rd January for their unmissable Today’s Special Value offer.

*Value amended on the 28th December


  1. Patricia Coombes December 27, 2017 at 9:55 am -  Reply

    Many years ago (40 years), I became a Special Constable. My mentor told me to change my attitude and remember that “whoever comes through that door, no matter what they have done, they are human beings, and should be treated as such”. This inspired me to carry on and have an interesting career dealing with people from all walks of life, This advice is as good today as it was then.

  2. anna December 27, 2017 at 11:50 am -  Reply

    When I started my own business I was inundated with advice (most of it conflicting) from well-meaning friends and family. Eventually I settled upon :

    “Only take advice from those whose judgement you respect, those who have achieved something that you admire or those you would happily trade places with”

  3. Dawn Chudleigh December 27, 2017 at 1:45 pm -  Reply

    My first Job, my manager told me Never ask anybody to do something you would not do yourself I have used this through out my life…

  4. Dawn Chudleigh December 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm -  Reply

    My first Job, my manager told me Never ask anybody to do something you would not do yourself I have used this through out my career and in life …

  5. Toni Stones December 27, 2017 at 3:38 pm -  Reply

    A few years ago when I was going through a bad time and I took everything that anyone did or said very personally and it was truly affecting me, until one day a friend said to me….. Toni don’t let anyone live rent free in your head, at the time I didn’t understand it but I soon realised he meant unless someone is adding to your life the are not important enough for you to give them a though.
    I now carry this with me through life.

  6. jodie sims December 27, 2017 at 4:59 pm -  Reply

    The most inspiring piece of advice was from my Mum when i was about 16 years old she said “if everyone on the street put their problems in the middle of the road then had to pick one of those problems to have, you will always pick your own problem because deep down you know how to solve it”

  7. lorraine t December 27, 2017 at 6:29 pm -  Reply

    I was a mature student and the oldest in my classes at uni. I felt overwhelmed and wondered if I was meant to be there. A lecturer said this to me “if you think you can’t you won’t but if you think you can-you will” That spurned me forward to finish the course and gain my degree!

  8. Kate Collyer December 27, 2017 at 6:38 pm -  Reply

    Life is for living… as told to me by my parents throughout my childhood. I am now 45, have 2 children of my own and hope that I demonstrate to them that life is very much for living.

  9. Paul December 27, 2017 at 7:15 pm -  Reply

    Best advice I ever received was it’s not about what happens to you it’s about how you react to it.

  10. Gill Mothersdale December 27, 2017 at 9:25 pm -  Reply

    For me it’s “you only live once”I’m quite a worrier and have anxiety more so since I had my beautiful miracle son and I don’t want to look back and think why did I spend all them years worrying myself, making myself physically ill. I also read an article as I work in the NHS about a study done in a hospice and people’s regrets one was to not of worried and stressed so much another was to not of worked so much and spent more time with my family made me feel sad.

  11. Sally Plummer December 27, 2017 at 9:27 pm -  Reply

    My Nan always said “treat others as you would like to be treated”. As a nurse, I always try hard to bear this in mind and treat and care for patients as best as I possibly can.

  12. Lisa December 27, 2017 at 9:35 pm -  Reply

    I was taught by my parents to always treat others as you would like to be treated yourself and also to have the courage to live a life true to yourself and not the life others expect of you.

  13. Liz December 27, 2017 at 9:49 pm -  Reply

    I would like to be able to deal with the mental anguish I experience making me unable to function daily and throughout the night of the utter cruelty that animals and children are subjected to every single minute of the day thought the world. My inability to physically help them and knowing that there is nothing ever going to stop the cruelty until humans are wiped off the planet spirals me in to an ever deepening depression.

    • Margaret Summers December 28, 2017 at 10:00 pm -  Reply

      Dear Liz,
      Your message really touched me because I am exactly the same as you, especially where animals are concerned, these days I never seem to have any peace for the constant worry about every animal, I’ve been so upset during the snow in case foxes can’t get food.
      I try to talk sense to myself but it never helps, I’m praying the Speakmans can help me and now you too.
      I do hope you can find some peace Liz x

  14. Heather Cooper December 27, 2017 at 10:31 pm -  Reply

    Love yourself first, because that’s who you’ll be spending the rest of your life with.

  15. newt crompton December 27, 2017 at 11:03 pm -  Reply

    To be honest I have received so much It’s hard to pinpoint just one to recount. I think I mostly like “I’m just like everybody else and just as good” because I sometimes forget about myself and how incredible I can be. I’ve come a long way in this past year from mental illness and agoraphobia to loving myself and living life to its fullest. So I am just as good.

  16. Kayleigh December 27, 2017 at 11:06 pm -  Reply

    It’s better to regret something you did than something you didn’t do!! Helped me get over a few bad decisions I’ve made

  17. Sarah mccarthy December 27, 2017 at 11:17 pm -  Reply

    Treat everyone as an equal, you don’t know their story.

  18. Lorraine Cheryl Mercer December 27, 2017 at 11:27 pm -  Reply

    live Life to the full, I’ll never be the thinnest nor the richest in the graveyard, a shroud has no pockets xxx spend it and live well xx

  19. Wendy Hudson December 27, 2017 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    If it doesn’t make you happy ..don’t do it..
    Was given to me by someone who is sadly in spirit..but will akways have a special place in my heart..I have always given it to my two daughters.

  20. Julie December 27, 2017 at 11:57 pm -  Reply

    What you believe you receive.. believe from the very bones of your soul ..and you will receive and be what you most desire…

  21. bobbysgirl December 28, 2017 at 12:04 am -  Reply

    When I left school I worked in a Surveyors Office and one of them was also a Magistrate and every Friday when he came back from Court someone would ask him “Did you hang anyone?” and he would say “There are two sides to every story” and/or ” Don’t believe everything you read in the papers”. I hasten to add he never disclosed any information of any of the cases he attended. Through the rest of my life I have personally found those sayings to be very true. He was a lovely man and I have lovely memories of the fun times I had working there as a teenager.

  22. Claire December 28, 2017 at 2:46 am -  Reply

    A few years ago I was told ‘No regrets. If you can’t change it, let it go’. Something I now think about and live by every single day.

  23. Gemma December 28, 2017 at 6:01 am -  Reply

    In 2013 My 3 week old baby suddenly became critically unwell and it was a very traumatic and scary time. I was given a ceramic star by friends with this quote on it “When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars” it gave me an alternative veiw on what was happening. It has been a challenging 4 years but this advice still holds true.

  24. Lyndsey December 28, 2017 at 6:03 am -  Reply

    My Great Grandma always told me to buy good shoes and a good bed because if you’re not in one you’re in the other.
    So true and who needs an excuse to buy lovely shoes?

  25. Shaun Donovan December 28, 2017 at 6:20 am -  Reply

    Being a former junior aspiring athlete it would have to be – Play hard, you can always get patched up later.

  26. Stephanie December 28, 2017 at 7:27 am -  Reply

    remember it is easy to get promotion but it is a long fall down

  27. Emma Brimelow December 28, 2017 at 8:30 am -  Reply

    My best advice has been very recently received and was something I heard on the radio. It was “don’t judge your day by the best bits of other people’s.” This is something I have always been guilty of, I will look at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and compare my day, week or life on the best bits of others instead of focusing on the best bits of mine. I often remind myself of this now and even give this advice to other people ?

  28. Rachel Evans December 28, 2017 at 8:52 am -  Reply

    It’s the comment that you both taught me and it’s served me so well in the last three years I cannot begin to describe. My whole life is now unrecognisable! “What’s the worst that will happen”. Love you guys xxx

  29. Lisa Sheridan December 28, 2017 at 9:07 am -  Reply

    It’s never too late for change

  30. Judy cave December 28, 2017 at 9:12 am -  Reply

    Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure

  31. Jean Sherman December 28, 2017 at 9:30 am -  Reply

    Given to me by my Mum Thing happen for a reason. When you look back you will see why it happens. I have past this on to my children and live my life by this. I I have had a lot of health problem and could have been broken by life but this has kept me going.

  32. Bette December 28, 2017 at 9:34 am -  Reply

    My parents always told me to treat people as I would like to be treated.This is so true.

  33. Diane Inverarity December 28, 2017 at 9:40 am -  Reply

    Time is the most precious thing you have and can give away?

  34. Sara McDonald December 28, 2017 at 10:08 am -  Reply

    Mine is just a simple thing that my husband said to me a year or so ago when I was suffering with panic attacks and anxiety. He just simply said ‘concentrate on the day that you are on, think what you have to do today and that is it forget about what you need to do tomorrow or next week take one day at a time’ just that small bit if advice has helped me more then he will ever know and I thank him for that.

  35. Sharan Bettridge December 28, 2017 at 10:08 am -  Reply

    I came from a very poor background and was always feeling that I did not deserve anything. I was then told ‘it doesn’t matter where you come from or what you have-the important thing is what you give to others by being in their life.

  36. Lisa Wainwright December 28, 2017 at 10:09 am -  Reply

    The importance of having ‘hope’ I was told last year that I had to take a medication which would mean I can’t have children. After changing my lifestyle completely, and focussing on the end goal, I was able to come off this medication and now I’m 5 months pregnant. Positivity kept me going, and I never gave up hope. Thank you x

  37. Rhiannon Jeans December 28, 2017 at 10:11 am -  Reply

    Find joy in the little things.

  38. Lisa Montgomery December 28, 2017 at 10:12 am -  Reply

    When I was doubting myself and given advice from my daughter in law she said I wish you could see what I see and to do what you aim to do not others your life is about you your with you 24 hours and only you know you ! You have made so many changes and can carry on. Making them if you just believe in yourself

  39. Laura lambert December 28, 2017 at 10:16 am -  Reply

    My inspiration is my family husband. They inspire me everyday to carry on. I don’t sleep due to severe tinnitus. Everyday is a battle but my family are my life.
    I feel I would benefit immensely from your help.

  40. Jules December 28, 2017 at 10:16 am -  Reply

    I was once told never regret something that once made you smile
    Wich I thought was lovely advice but I still struggle with this

  41. Hayley Weaver December 28, 2017 at 10:16 am -  Reply

    “People only show you, what they want you to see.” By a physchiatric nurse. Helps me to stop comparing my life with how i percieve others

  42. Dagmar Douglas December 28, 2017 at 10:17 am -  Reply

    I have completed management training in work, trainer inspired me saying “don’t hide anymore, show them all the real competent, confident you ” this meant so much to me.

  43. Toni gibbons December 28, 2017 at 10:19 am -  Reply

    Nothing is as scary as staying scared never give up trying

  44. Sharon Bailey December 28, 2017 at 10:23 am -  Reply

    You CAN do this. You’re in charge & in control.

  45. Jasmine martinez December 28, 2017 at 10:26 am -  Reply

    Your so afraid of what’s to come, of making a mistake or failing but no one has ever been a perfect mother from the start. Just know your not alone… (This was said to me yesterday).

  46. Hanna Hibbert December 28, 2017 at 10:26 am -  Reply

    My dad always says to me “everything comes to those who wait” – the older I’ve become, the more I realise my dad is right. After a struggle to conceive and going through IVF, this year I had a beautiful baby girl!
    So lucky to have my dad by my side to give me valuable advice

  47. Emma Pardoe December 28, 2017 at 10:29 am -  Reply

    The best piece of advice ever given to me was by my husband. He said he loved me from the moment he laid eyes on me and knew all about my mental health conditions. But still he said “never be anyone but you…. you are a unique, wonderful and incredibly strong woman, only YOU don’t know it yet “ ❤️

  48. Anne Crouch December 28, 2017 at 10:30 am -  Reply

    Simply treat others as you would expect to be treated

  49. Christine Tomlinson December 28, 2017 at 10:32 am -  Reply

    Quite a few years ago, I was given a huge piece of advice for living and I still follow it today….
    “Surrender to What Is, Let Go of What Was, Have Faith in what will Be”
    Whatever the situation, good or bad, this works,,,go on, try it 🙂

  50. Gillian Casey December 28, 2017 at 10:33 am -  Reply

    What a generous price to offer

  51. Susanne Ellis December 28, 2017 at 10:38 am -  Reply

    Never pre judge! No matter how a person seems to be, their attitude or behaviour be it good or bad can often be a mask for a very sad, lonely or troubled soul. Be open to others and they will then open up to you. We think it will never happen to us! But if it does hopefully others will be open to not pre judging us!

  52. Cathy Middleton December 28, 2017 at 10:38 am -  Reply

    Having a close friend who took their own life, my parents told me that no matter how insurmountable a problem might seem, there is nothing that can’t be sorted and that you will get over and look back in years to come and realise that your life can become great again.

  53. Dawn Wilkinson December 28, 2017 at 10:42 am -  Reply

    Believe in yourself, we all have gifts to share with the world. A kind word, a helping hand and a friendly smile can change someone’s day. You may be the only person they speak to. Let’s talk!

  54. Tracey Smith December 28, 2017 at 10:46 am -  Reply

    Never give up,and don’t let others put you down xx

  55. elisabeth basford December 28, 2017 at 10:54 am -  Reply

    That what can atone time seem to be the ‘end of the world’ can often turn out to be a positive and transformative experience.

  56. Amanda December 28, 2017 at 10:58 am -  Reply

    The only person stopping me doing anything is me ! And my favourite is “protection not panic ! “ from the lady herself

  57. DONNA HILLYER December 28, 2017 at 10:58 am -  Reply

    I live by the quote my mother told me as a child. “It’s nice to be nice”

  58. DONNA HILLYER December 28, 2017 at 11:01 am -  Reply

    You coming to Coventry, yay x x

  59. Debra Hopcroft December 28, 2017 at 11:04 am -  Reply

    When everything seems to be going wrong, close your eyes for a few minutes, take a deep calming….out….in…out….
    Try to remember a happy time..(for me it’s my grandsons birth)
    Keep breathing and calm yourself.. there is light at the end of the tunnel, it’s there honestly….it may not seem like it now..but you are stronger than you think..Keep Going….I’m here to talk when you want to…..
    I always remember this and instilled it into my mind..and try to tell others the same…(.This is a shortened version of the actual time)

  60. Wendy December 28, 2017 at 11:04 am -  Reply

    Come what come may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day. William Shakespeare.

  61. Karen Gemmell December 28, 2017 at 11:05 am -  Reply

    So many to choose from. However, my favourite was from my late father, when times were difficult, and he said- ‘Just paddle your own canoe’. Great advice meaning live your life as you see fit, and forget about others who are trying to upset you. Always brings a smile to my face when I think of it.

  62. Jacki Blackburn December 28, 2017 at 11:05 am -  Reply

    I read something a few years ago. “Treat people the way you wish to be treated and soeak ti people the way you wish to be treated.”

  63. Karen Cutler December 28, 2017 at 11:06 am -  Reply

    I was once nervous and anxious about doing something, and someone said to me. ” What’s the worse thing that could happen ? They won’t shoot you and you’ll still be home for tea !” I find this thought strangely comforting when needed.

  64. R Hall December 28, 2017 at 11:06 am -  Reply

    I regularly tell repeat this to myself after hearing it a few years ago….your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds, you can grow flowers or you can grow weeds x

    • R Hall December 28, 2017 at 11:07 am -  Reply

      I regularly repeat this to myself after hearing it a few years ago….your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds, you can grow flowers or you can grow weeds x

  65. Natalie December 28, 2017 at 11:10 am -  Reply

    Going through our fertility journey some good advice that brings me hope,strength and comfort is After every storm comes a Rainbow.The Rainbow being our miracle baby who I’ve actually decided to call Rainbow Grace xxIts been a really emotionally tough couple of years ttc and this advice has given me the strength to continue and hope alive that one day soon I’ll get to meet my own little Rainbow xx

  66. Scott Greengrass December 28, 2017 at 11:12 am -  Reply

    It doesn’t cost anything to say “please” and “thank you” or be polite!

  67. Christine Slater December 28, 2017 at 11:15 am -  Reply

    Al-Anon has given me many tools to live a healthy and serene life. Acceptance is the one that keeps me serene even when faced with adversity. I learned that I had choices in life and that happiness comes from within. By shifting my focus from the alcoholic I was living with and putting it on me where it belonged i was able to become the person I always wanted to be. I am still a work in progress but the journey is amazing

  68. JOY BULLOCK December 28, 2017 at 11:19 am -  Reply

    Hi to you both, what a fantastic prize, my advice was when I was working in a hospital as a healthcare assistant, it was about the patients you treated, ALWAYS REMEMBER THEY ARE SOMEBODIES SOMEONE WHO IS VERY DEAR TO THEM..

  69. Sian December 28, 2017 at 11:22 am -  Reply

    The one piece of advice that sticks in my mind is “you cannot control everything that happens whether good or bad, but you can control how you react to it”

  70. Wendy FramptonSalter December 28, 2017 at 11:40 am -  Reply

    There is no I in team – enough said!

  71. Kerry evans December 28, 2017 at 11:45 am -  Reply

    Everything you want is on the other side of fear. Befriend the fear, welcome the fear, then you will be free from the fear.

  72. carly gyde December 28, 2017 at 11:47 am -  Reply

    Best advice ever :
    “Nobody can get you down but yourself”
    bible xx

  73. AMANDA PORTER December 28, 2017 at 11:57 am -  Reply

    My advice is to always treat people the way you want to be treated, and you won’t go far wrong. I love the Speakmans, always watch them on this morning, they do amazing work.

  74. Vikki Tonge December 28, 2017 at 12:11 pm -  Reply

    My best piece of advice was from my friend don’t worry about what others think about you you are what you are.

  75. Catherine Mcgill December 28, 2017 at 12:13 pm -  Reply

    When I was going through a tough time and seemed to be surrounded by negativity someone said to me “Where there’s Negative, Always bring a positive……Kill people with Kindness”
    It’s hard sometimes but absolutly works. ?

  76. Vicky December 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm -  Reply

    As a mumnow of my asoergers ASD son, I’ve had to work hard on teaching everything most people take for granted there r far to many to mention, but life sadly has taken it toll,I’ve been a carer since a child always putting people first , now I struggling & need to self first so this day would b a present & a blessing to myself, very much needed as I try & listen to Eva &Nick & practice what they suggest , it has helped but feel more intense day would b perfect, thank you for this opportunity I’m hoping if I win, I can help my ASD son even more with his extreme anxiety, thank you, good luck all xx Have been a customer of QVC many years Love there products xx

  77. Nicola Mayling December 28, 2017 at 12:58 pm -  Reply

    My former Manager, and great friend, was an inspiration to me every day. She told me to control the controllables and do only what only I could do. That helped me stop fretting about things unnecessarily and gave me focus. It also made me realise I didn’t need to try and do everything myself and that it was important to reach out for help.

  78. Susan Dell December 28, 2017 at 1:02 pm -  Reply

    I saw a comedian in a night club in the 70’s who finished his set by saying “It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice” I thought that was wonderful and have never forgotten it

  79. Angela Perks December 28, 2017 at 1:14 pm -  Reply

    My own saying is, Your mind us a very dangerous weapon. You can make yourself depressed, or happy.

  80. Patricia Gerrard December 28, 2017 at 2:39 pm -  Reply

    My friend has said the following to me many times over the years: keep on doing what you are doing and you will keep on getting what you are getting.

  81. Suzanne cox December 28, 2017 at 3:06 pm -  Reply

    My husband has suffered with pure ocd on 4 ish occasions in the last 10yrs . He finds the thoughts very difficult to come to terms with although he knows that they are all unrealistic. It knocks his confidence which can continue in episodes up to about 3 mths at a time they never really disappear and I can tell when they start but there seems to be no obvious trigger . In the past he has had medication but doesn’t want to have to take it again ,I’m sure with your positive attitudes to life and feelings that you could help him begin to overcome this .
    He is 71 now and we are a very out going couple and want to try and enjoy our later years .it would be fantastic to have a completely new look at his problem. Thank you for looking at this comment .

  82. Jenny Coldicott December 28, 2017 at 3:24 pm -  Reply

    The best life advice that I have been given is to worry when the time comes. So many times I worry about things and they don’t even happen and then I’ve lost enjoyment along the way over something that never even happened. I was also told to think about the worst possible outcome and analyse how bad it would be from there. I still have bad anxiety but I have got stronger over the years

  83. May December 28, 2017 at 3:26 pm -  Reply

    You are the driver of your own life.
    Never allow anyone to make you the passenger

  84. Lisa Jones December 28, 2017 at 3:39 pm -  Reply

    Make a list of your goals; anything at all that you would want to achieve in your life and then: follow, believe, be positive and grateful. Block the negativity and destructive thoughts that tease you of your dreams not being achievable for you; instead believe, believe, believe – and watch the good things unfold in your life! ?

  85. Sara December 28, 2017 at 5:20 pm -  Reply

    If nothing changes, nothing changes!

  86. Jane Green December 28, 2017 at 5:57 pm -  Reply

    If you haven’t got anything nice to say, don’t say anything.

  87. Sue Matthews December 28, 2017 at 6:01 pm -  Reply

    The best advice Iv been given is write things down that’s on my mind at night time before sleeping, this is supposed to relieve stress and help you sleep and to help you get things done the next day.

  88. Lucy Caddick December 28, 2017 at 6:20 pm -  Reply

    When I started my first proper job, an inspirational manager told me that the best advice she had ever been given is to embrace change rather than fear it. I have given the same advice to so many new colleagues over the years and it is still great advice. I am just struggling to get past my own fears and would dearly welcome the opportunity to experience Nik and Eva’s therapy because I want to embrace change and the future without fear.

  89. Marion December 28, 2017 at 6:59 pm -  Reply

    My inspirational Mum always told me to take one day at a time ..and if one day still seemed too much to bare then bring it down to one hour at a time x Also she instilled into me the wise words of Susan Jeffers .. whatever life throws at us we can handle it .. I love that too x

  90. Amie Newell December 28, 2017 at 8:03 pm -  Reply

    The best advice I have been given is to stop thinking about what is next. Stop trying to change things and live in the moment. I started to enjoy what I was doing at every point in my life and stop wishing my life away. It has made a huge difference!

  91. Maxine December 28, 2017 at 8:22 pm -  Reply

    For many years I was racked with guilt how my separation from my husband due to him having an affair,affected my children. I often wondered if I should have stayed in the marriage for the children’s sake. But someone said to me years later to stop beating myself up over it as you can only ever do what you think is best at that time. They were right,and now my children have grown up and have children of their own they have both told me how I did the right thing as they were both happier not being in a home with both parents being unhappy together. That advice leaves me in good stead,as whenever I have to make any difficult decisions I tell myself I can only do what I think is right at this time, right now.

  92. Nicole cameron December 28, 2017 at 8:23 pm -  Reply

    “Set yourself a goal and try and stick to it, you will be further than when you started!”

  93. Fran Wilkinson December 28, 2017 at 8:35 pm -  Reply

    Don’t waste time and energy on things that are beyond your control.

  94. Nikki Linford December 28, 2017 at 8:46 pm -  Reply

    Live every day as if it were your last and let everyone u love that you love them as
    Tomorrow is never agiven .. This was one of the last things I discussed with my terminally ill best friend who passed away when I was with her in July and words I try to live by now

  95. Jane December 28, 2017 at 8:48 pm -  Reply

    ‘With the right Teacher, you can learn absolutely anything’ – My Dad 1980

  96. Kate December 28, 2017 at 8:59 pm -  Reply

    My beautiful late Mum said this to me not long before she passed away. I try to say it as a mantra, especially when I’m missing her most.:- Don’t cry cos its over, SMILE cos it happened. (I love you MUM) xx

  97. Sharon Marie Wormald December 28, 2017 at 9:52 pm -  Reply

    Best bit of life advice is to live for today…dont worry about the past…dont worry about the future…do things now….i wish i could do this though x

  98. Kirsten Froehlich December 28, 2017 at 10:13 pm -  Reply

    Push yourself out of your comfort zone to really understand how strong you are. It’s scary when you leave the zone but it’s a really good way to see just how capable you are.

  99. Margaret Rees December 28, 2017 at 10:37 pm -  Reply

    I was told to treat people as you would like to be treated this was told to me by my first employer

  100. Faith Wakefield December 28, 2017 at 10:44 pm -  Reply

    When at my lowest ebb, , I heard a wise man say, “in nature, no storm can possibly last forever. So if you are going through hell,keep going and you WILL come out the other side.

  101. Lucy December 28, 2017 at 10:46 pm -  Reply

    You can’t change the last few years but you can change everything about the future

  102. Lucy December 28, 2017 at 10:47 pm -  Reply

    You can’t change the last few years but you can change everything about the future

  103. Debra December 28, 2017 at 11:00 pm -  Reply

    How a person speaks to me is their path. How I react is mine.
    So true and I often think of this.

  104. Claire December 28, 2017 at 11:19 pm -  Reply

    Two pieces of advice I love and try to live by now. The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude towards the problem. And stop being afraid of what could go wrong and startbeingexcited aboutwhat could go right ?

  105. Gloria Etherington December 29, 2017 at 3:16 am -  Reply

    The battle is in your mind. Don’t let negative thoughts control you. Try to have a positive mind set.

  106. Renata Mucha December 29, 2017 at 9:51 am -  Reply

    I was always told treat people the way you would like to be treated.
    Also you only have one family so look after it, love and look out for eachother.

  107. Clare Abbot December 29, 2017 at 9:54 am -  Reply

    If you thunk you can you can. If you think you can’t you won’t. Also anything is possible and do t give up. The second one if from Nik . Big fan of the speakmans.

  108. Michelle Marshall December 29, 2017 at 10:06 am -  Reply

    My dad once told me to never burn my bridges. This has served me well in both my work life and my personal life.

  109. Heather Wooding December 29, 2017 at 12:39 pm -  Reply

    The best piece of advice i have been given is ‘you are where you need to be, just take a deep breath’ this helps me when i am feeling overwhelmed or really down about something. This makes me keep going. Lots of love to you both xxx

  110. D Jones December 29, 2017 at 12:39 pm -  Reply

    I went through a very traumatic birth with my 2nd daughter, both of us incredibly lucky to be alive. Scrolling online one day shortly afterwards I saw “smile, you’re alive” in big letters. It’s something I think about whenever I’m having a tough day, bad week etc.

  111. Trish Finnemore December 29, 2017 at 3:19 pm -  Reply

    That happiness is a state of mind. A choice that you make regardless of your circumstances. Happiness has nothing to do with what is happening in your life, how much you have or have not. Happiness is down to you.

  112. Maggie Young December 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm -  Reply

    The best piece of advice I was given was to always be kind.

  113. Michelle Houghton December 29, 2017 at 3:40 pm -  Reply

    I believe that you should be happy with who you are, which I have tried to in still in my children. Unfortunate things that as I’m going through the peri-menopause at the minute I cannot pick a single thing I am happy with in myself at the minute!.

  114. Michelle Houghton December 29, 2017 at 3:41 pm -  Reply

    I believe that you should be happy with who you are, which I have tried to in still in my children. Unfortunate thing is that as I’m going through the peri-menopause at the minute I cannot pick a single thing I am happy with in myself at the minute!.

  115. Sharon Allen December 29, 2017 at 3:44 pm -  Reply

    Live life to the full and as much as people have treated me horrifically u just need to build a bridge and get over it your only a number and life is to short ?

  116. Lorraine West December 29, 2017 at 3:57 pm -  Reply

    A very wise manager in my first job said to me “ you have 2 ears and 1 mouth use them in that proportion “ great work and life guidance which I remind myself about most days. I learn more by listening then speaking than the other way round.

  117. Joanne lewis December 29, 2017 at 4:15 pm -  Reply

    Some of my favourite quotes are,
    Great things never came from comfort zones.
    Happiness looks good on you.
    Strive for progress,not perfection.
    Mistakes are proof you are trying

  118. Sarah Hutchinson December 29, 2017 at 4:34 pm -  Reply

    “Don’t undersell yourself” from my late Grandad.

  119. Linda Mercer December 29, 2017 at 4:37 pm -  Reply

    Never worry about what you cannot change just focus on the positives.

  120. ANGELA JONES December 29, 2017 at 4:48 pm -  Reply

    The ones that say “you can’t” or “you won’t” are the ones that are scared you will

  121. Kath Thorne December 29, 2017 at 4:50 pm -  Reply

    be yourself, difficult as nobody likes me!

  122. mrs c fender December 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm -  Reply

    Always be kind, and treat others like you would yourself

  123. Clare Gladden December 29, 2017 at 5:09 pm -  Reply

    The most helpful piece of life advice I ever heard, was from my dad- “never give up”❤
    Also “count your blessings”, as no matter how bad we may feel in a particular moment, there is always something to be grateful for… even if it is something as simple as our breath… To breathe means we are alive ☺

  124. kate guberg December 29, 2017 at 5:11 pm -  Reply

    Remember a bad day is just a day that is bad. Reminds me that even a bad day will pass. And this comes from a game by Nintendo called animal crossing. Inspiration comes from many sources!

  125. Rebecca Warren December 29, 2017 at 5:32 pm -  Reply

    Be kind to yourself and others, be resilient, grateful and smile! Advice from my Mum, she said life is tough but how we react is key, glass always half full!

  126. Susan December 29, 2017 at 5:52 pm -  Reply

    Ever since reading “The Water Babies” as a child, I’ve lived by one of the sayings written within….. ‘Do as you would be done by’

  127. Sandra Holloway December 29, 2017 at 6:06 pm -  Reply

    You only have one life so live it with no regrets

  128. Caroline Green December 29, 2017 at 6:10 pm -  Reply

    My Mum always says to me “Fake it ‘til you make it”

  129. Rachel December 29, 2017 at 6:17 pm -  Reply

    An old friend once advised me to go into auditions and job interviews showing them how much they needed me, and not how much I needed them. This has helped me conquer my stage fright and audition nerves and meant I started to enjoy auditions rather than hate them! And it’s since meant I’ve been quite successful; in auditions, and in normal jobs!

  130. Sue crowdy December 29, 2017 at 6:18 pm -  Reply

    Sometimes the oldest advice is the best – my mantra I’d don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Just do it!!!!

  131. steph eddleston December 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm -  Reply

    my mum god bless her would say to me you can’t change another person but you can change yourself

  132. Lynn Stillwell December 29, 2017 at 7:28 pm -  Reply

    My mother always said “treat people the way you wish to be treated” . Wise words

  133. Sandra Sawyer December 29, 2017 at 7:28 pm -  Reply

    I was recently told that I didn’t need to have the answer to everyone’s problems. It was so liberating to not feel responsible for everyone else’s happiness

  134. Lynne Drewery December 29, 2017 at 7:46 pm -  Reply

    My Dad told me “what you allow will continue”
    It mafe me realise if you are treated badly and do nothing you will continue to be treated badly. It empowered me to feel I could stop people who felt they could treat me badly by not allowing it to continue either by cutting them from my life or confronting their behaviour towards me. This advice has always stood me in good stead?

  135. Joanne bowen December 29, 2017 at 7:48 pm -  Reply

    If you don’t like the ride get off the bus

  136. Breda Griffin December 29, 2017 at 8:01 pm -  Reply

    The best piece of advice i was given was from my grandmother when she was an old lady was: It is up to yourself to make yourself happy. So true xx

  137. Andrea Harvey December 29, 2017 at 8:28 pm -  Reply

    Always treat people the way you would like to be treated yourself.

  138. Ruth Pledger December 29, 2017 at 9:11 pm -  Reply

    Try to be yourself and if you can, help others on your way.

  139. Valentina Jones December 29, 2017 at 10:11 pm -  Reply

    Don’t look back you may trip over your future

  140. Valentina Jones December 29, 2017 at 10:14 pm -  Reply

    Don’t cry for what you’ve lost ,smile for what you have/had

  141. Valentina Jones December 29, 2017 at 10:19 pm -  Reply

    You can’t help what you feel but you can help how you behave

  142. Sharon Johnson December 29, 2017 at 10:19 pm -  Reply

    dont worry about what other people think about you.. be yourself in life.. given to me by my late mum x

  143. Christine Burton December 29, 2017 at 10:25 pm -  Reply

    Get up, dress up and turn up. Sometimes very hard to do… but I always try x

  144. Hawys Kilday December 29, 2017 at 10:40 pm -  Reply

    Superwoman does exist but only in short bursts, we need to take time to nurture ourselves to be the best woman we can.

  145. Lynne Butler December 29, 2017 at 10:52 pm -  Reply

    I saw this on a classroom wall and thought how true it is in life. I say it now to my son who has Aspergers – it’s acceptable to fail but it’s not acceptable not to try.

  146. Elizabeth Hall December 29, 2017 at 11:18 pm -  Reply

    Love many,Trust few & always paddle your own canoe

  147. Janine Marr December 29, 2017 at 11:27 pm -  Reply

    don’t bare the weight of your worries or concerns -when you can deal with them do it -then put them back down-they aren’t going away-just not weighing you down

  148. Lisa December 29, 2017 at 11:35 pm -  Reply

    When our daughter was stillborn 17 years ago the consultant said ‘don’t let this ruin your lives’. At the time it felt the dumbest thing anyone could have said as obviously our lives had been ruined but he was actually right. We did have to get on with things the best we could or if not what was the point to living? Two beautiful children later are testimony to that advice.
    Meeting the Speakman’s would make my year.

  149. Linda Sage December 29, 2017 at 11:42 pm -  Reply

    I was given this piece of advice recently ‘ make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present’

  150. Jackie December 29, 2017 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    My grandmother always said to me respect my elders and I have always done this

  151. Maria Kitsis December 30, 2017 at 12:17 am -  Reply

    My mother said to me have confidence you are just as good as anybody else

  152. Adelle Howatson December 30, 2017 at 12:31 am -  Reply

    I’ve always heard the phrase, througout my life that you ‘can’t expect someone else to love you, until you learn to love yourself!’ Unfortunately I have never actually achieved this as I’ve never truly believed I’m worth it! Wish I had a better phrase in my head!

  153. Jo Muttitt December 30, 2017 at 6:46 am -  Reply

    Always smile before answering the phone and remember to say good morning and smile to people you meet first thing as you could make or change their day

  154. Diane Ellis December 30, 2017 at 7:11 am -  Reply

    Dont look back you cant change the past but you can do something about the future my son is 24 and suffering terribly with anxiety please help x

  155. Ros Shaw December 30, 2017 at 7:36 am -  Reply

    Remember that Life isn’t a rehearsal ?

  156. Paula December 30, 2017 at 8:45 am -  Reply

    You can have, do or be anything you choose. It’s your life!
    Not always as easy to put into practice though – could use some help from the Speakmams.

  157. Mia December 30, 2017 at 9:10 am -  Reply

    The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find themself in places no one has been before

  158. Tmcmean December 30, 2017 at 9:25 am -  Reply

    On my wedding day 48years ago my dad said to me “Don’t lend or borrow. You will never owe anyone & they will never owe you….”

  159. Emma December 30, 2017 at 10:29 am -  Reply

    ×When struggling with separation many years ago, I was told “while you continue to knock on a door that is closed you will miss those which are open to you”

    It gave me the hope I needed when realising there was a bigger world which I had not yet seen.

  160. Kathryn Santos December 30, 2017 at 10:53 am -  Reply

    When struggling with debt my mum said to me, ’don’t worry, it is only a means of exchange’, kept that with me always.

  161. Kate Hodkinson December 30, 2017 at 11:06 am -  Reply

    My Grandad told me to never regret the decisions you make in the past as they were right for you at that time.

  162. Kirstin Lydon December 30, 2017 at 11:12 am -  Reply

    I’m taking an evening class in Mathematics after doing really badly at it at school years ago. My tutor knows I doubt my ability and recently when I passed a progression assessment she told me to have more confidence in myself. She’s right. I can do it.

  163. Michelle Haythornthwaite December 30, 2017 at 11:47 am -  Reply

    As a newly qualified teacher many years ago I was told to listen to everything and say nothing! 🙂 definitely works for me!! 🙂 xx

  164. Rebecca Jameson December 30, 2017 at 11:52 am -  Reply

    It’s your thoughts not your situation that determine how you feel

  165. ECMarsh December 30, 2017 at 12:17 pm -  Reply

    Life is cyclical, sometimes we find ourselves repeating a bad experience without knowing why, and putting more favourable results down to luck. Life is a journey of learning and opportunity. The secret is recognising opportunity when it arrives. Opportunity can come in the guise of a challenge and this is never easy or comfortable. Changing the way you think is necessary to achieving a better outcome but it has to be learnt, in small steps.

  166. Teresa December 30, 2017 at 1:01 pm -  Reply

    Life is the most precious gift you will ever be given, yet it comes with no guarantees or instruction booklet. Your choices will create its form but remember there are always choices no matter how ill fated the situation may seem. Always move forward.

  167. Lorraine December 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm -  Reply

    What you worry about today will be a memory tomorrow…..words from my mum when I was stressing about exams, interviews etc. Does work ?

  168. Liz jefferis December 30, 2017 at 2:06 pm -  Reply

    When I am struggling with something I remind myself that I have faced many challenges in my life, some of which seemed impossible to overcome, and I conquered them all. If I did it then I can do it again. I also like to remember that you never know your own strength until you have to use it.

  169. Angela kent December 30, 2017 at 2:21 pm -  Reply

    My mam told me “you have 2 ears, 2 eyes and 1 mouth for a very good reason”. So true.

  170. Andrew Chapman December 30, 2017 at 5:05 pm -  Reply

    I had a Stroke at the age of 13, resulting in limited use of my right side of my body. Yes I am still here, I have to be strong, I have to be relentless pursuing my dream.

  171. Alison December 30, 2017 at 5:52 pm -  Reply

    I have been given many good words of wisdom and have many quotes that I love but rarely live by. The most simplest one which really stuck with me was ‘change a daily routine-
    Change things up a little – drive a different way to work- take in new surroundings, enjoy thinking outside of The box’ It Sounds so silly and simple but I did it and it made such a difference to how I felt about getting up and heading off to work. It was basically new things to focus on and think about rather than the old boring routine.

  172. Linda Banfield December 30, 2017 at 6:06 pm -  Reply

    Be a WARRIOR……Not a Worrier….X

  173. Tina December 30, 2017 at 6:25 pm -  Reply

    To always forgive

  174. Sue Gray December 30, 2017 at 7:16 pm -  Reply

    Believe in yourself and others will believe in you and always wear the smile you want to be greeted with

  175. Mandy boulton December 30, 2017 at 7:47 pm -  Reply

    It’s okay to look back but always look forward more

  176. Amanda Melbardis December 30, 2017 at 8:10 pm -  Reply

    As someone who has suffered with depression for decades I find that humour is one of the greatest tonics. Silly pieces of advice that make me smile like “don’t eat the yellow snow!”
    However, on a serious note one of the biggest obstacles most people struggle with is fear. My dad, who was a gentle, humorous, Latvian soul, survived many fearful and horrifying obstacles during the second world war (and sadly no longer with us now) once told me that “there is nothing to fear but fear itself”. This gives me strength in my darkest hours

  177. Jay December 30, 2017 at 9:45 pm -  Reply

    “Be the change you wish to see” – don’t wait for someone else to somehow notice what you need and magically make it happen. They won’t, but you can!

  178. Jayne December 30, 2017 at 9:53 pm -  Reply

    My Dad used to say to me You have one life so make sure it’s a happy one. Dont let negative people bring you down. Love your life.

  179. Sarah December 30, 2017 at 10:07 pm -  Reply

    Mine would be take one day at time which is so true. I’ve had a bad life and one thing after another since I was little I feel drained, and fed up and like I’m cursed I’m up down all the time. Wish I wasn’t my hubby deserves better xx

  180. Hazel Longuet December 30, 2017 at 10:47 pm -  Reply

    My Grandmother who was an inspiring woman told me to smile at people and if my smile made only one other person smile then soon the whole world would be smiling with me. I’ve always followed her advice and often found it’s guilded my life’s path.

  181. Vicky Shephard December 30, 2017 at 11:05 pm -  Reply

    To be grateful of what you have, not everyone is as lucky to have what you have. There is always someone worse off than you, you only get one life, live it. I am trying so hard to give myself this advice now ?

  182. Rebekah December 30, 2017 at 11:16 pm -  Reply

    Having suffered with anxiety, panic attacks and agoraphobia for 20 years now the advice that gets me through each day is that I’ve survived 100% of the worst days that I have had so I can survive this one.

  183. Bea baker December 30, 2017 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    I was told to experience everything in life even the painful because that’s what we are all here for…

  184. Amerdeep December 30, 2017 at 11:55 pm -  Reply

    It’s not the destination that makes life worthwhile but rather the journey you take to get there! Savour life’s travels.
    I try to use this as much as possible in life X

  185. Fiona December 31, 2017 at 12:32 am -  Reply

    The only person you can change is yourself

  186. Julie Deakin December 31, 2017 at 7:39 am -  Reply

    Treat people as you want to be treated and be true to yourself.

  187. Sander Dorgelo December 31, 2017 at 8:40 am -  Reply

    My best advice was to love yourself as you are. And not see yourself as you think other people would see or like you

  188. Angie Lee December 31, 2017 at 10:16 am -  Reply

    Simply: you get back what you give out

  189. Bryony December 31, 2017 at 11:01 am -  Reply

    My mum told me that you can only be responsible for “what’s in your rucksack”, i.e. If it isn’t on you, or for you to deal with, don’t try and sort it out. You can get too involved with things that aren’t any of your business.

  190. Sarah Keen December 31, 2017 at 11:08 am -  Reply

    Always be the first to smile.

  191. Jake December 31, 2017 at 11:19 am -  Reply

    I can’t never will,
    I’ll try sometimes does,
    I will works wonders.

    Told to me by a wonderful teacher who has since passed away but will always be remembered.

  192. Jenny Lloyd December 31, 2017 at 12:14 pm -  Reply

    My favourite piece of advice has been ‘if you want things to BE different you’ve got to DO different’.

  193. Anne Cowan December 31, 2017 at 1:36 pm -  Reply

    The only person you can change is yourself. Don’t waste time trying to change others.

  194. Babs January 1, 2018 at 9:54 am -  Reply

    ‘Live for the moment ‘
    So true. Take time out during the day to ‘recharge ‘ Be mindfulll of self and our surroundings.

  195. sam January 1, 2018 at 11:02 am -  Reply

    My Mum has always taught me to be nice to all people on the way up….because you never know who you will meet on the way back down. I have listened to this advise all my life and I hope to have treated all with dignity and respect.

  196. Alison Macaskill January 1, 2018 at 11:16 am -  Reply

    Mistakes in life are just miss-takes as long as you look and learn from what happened and why it happened, so getting it wrong is just the process you go through to get it right. From my beloved father, and it’s how I bring up my children.

  197. Natalie Watkins January 1, 2018 at 11:22 am -  Reply

    My most valuable piece of advise has to be Dream, Believe and Achieve. I have been applying this advice throughout my life to achieve and manifest my life goals! Happy new year would love to win to make my 2018 amazing x ?

  198. Susan White January 1, 2018 at 11:42 am -  Reply

    Words of wisdom from my dear gran: Hang onto your dreams and never become someone who no longer sees the small beautiful things in life.

  199. Helen January 1, 2018 at 12:04 pm -  Reply

    My dad has always been my best friend and has helped me to shape my life he always tells me there is always a silver lining and to always look at life as a lesson

  200. Kristina Horley January 1, 2018 at 12:15 pm -  Reply

    My advice is simple. Achievement is earnt not given xx

  201. Laura Bryan January 1, 2018 at 1:03 pm -  Reply

    Let the world take a few turns.

  202. Simone mcgown January 1, 2018 at 1:06 pm -  Reply

    There’s a quote I always refer back to when I’m feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Here it is:- ‘sometimes the best thing is not to think, not wonder, not imagine not obsess, just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.’ When I’m worried, I say to myself, there’s nothing I can do to, don’t waste your day worrying about something I can’t control, just breathe and I do just that and my worry doesn’t seem as bad.

  203. Julie January 1, 2018 at 2:15 pm -  Reply

    I believe we should treat everyone how we expect to be treated ourselves…and never forget your manners…

  204. Nayna Patel January 1, 2018 at 2:26 pm -  Reply

    Mine is never judge a book by its cover … remember Susan Boyle! Love reading all the other comments so much inspiration!

  205. Nicola T January 1, 2018 at 2:52 pm -  Reply

    The most inspiring advice I’ve ever been given is ‘live the life you want to live not the life you’re expected to live’

  206. Anita January 1, 2018 at 3:11 pm -  Reply

    There is always a positive to A negative always always always xx

  207. Esmee January 1, 2018 at 3:53 pm -  Reply

    Believe in yourself

  208. Bev January 1, 2018 at 5:21 pm -  Reply

    Life is beautiful

  209. Margaret Gallagher January 1, 2018 at 5:41 pm -  Reply


    You find out so much MORE with the unspoken words

  210. Alexandra January 1, 2018 at 7:16 pm -  Reply

    Finally I have realised that ‘in order to move on in my life, I need to let go of the past.’ For too many years, I clung to troubled relationships, unsuitable partners, negative people, unrewarding jobs and unhappy situations for fear of upsetting others or being judged by my decisions. This all changed after I survived cancer and accepted the life changing consequences of the treatment. I am now more determined than ever to live my life the way I want to live it, to the best of my ability, every single day. Life is precious, cherish it and those dear to you.

  211. Debs January 1, 2018 at 7:56 pm -  Reply

    The best life lasting advice I’ve ever heard is: As you think so you are. It’s showing what we believe and think is what we create for ourselves on some level. The thought always comes first, fixing the thinking is therefore huge and it’s why I love listening to Nik and Eva…

  212. Miss Vicki Bradshaw January 1, 2018 at 8:54 pm -  Reply

    Choose your attitude. There are lots of things that you can’t change but you can change your response to them.

  213. Rebecca January 1, 2018 at 9:09 pm -  Reply

    When I came very near to giving up on my degree due to stress and anxiety caused by grief, a very close friend told me that when you feel like quitting, remember why you started because nothing worth having comes easy, and everything worth having is worth fighting for. This has stuck with me throughout my training, kept me going through challenging times and helped me to achieve each milestone! I’m now only 9 months from qualifying as a midwife 🙂 This gives true meaning to one of my favourite quotes… “helping one person may not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.” The most inspiring piece of life advice I’ve ever been given!

  214. Kathy doran January 1, 2018 at 9:28 pm -  Reply

    This too shall pass. This has got me through a lot of hard times

  215. Jo McGuinness January 1, 2018 at 10:44 pm -  Reply

    Stop caring what other people think.

  216. Carole McAteer January 1, 2018 at 10:47 pm -  Reply

    Treating people equally dies not mean treating them exactly the same. It means meeting their needs as individuals. I’ve always tried to do this as a mother as well as in my work

  217. Michelle January 1, 2018 at 10:56 pm -  Reply

    Best piece of advice given to me, no-one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

  218. chris prescott January 1, 2018 at 11:06 pm -  Reply

    The secret to living is giving because life’s not about me; it’s about we

  219. Louise January 1, 2018 at 11:09 pm -  Reply

    You can’t change what other people do but you can change what you do or how you react.

  220. Nicole January 2, 2018 at 1:33 am -  Reply

    Be greatful every day you wake
    Live every day as if its your last and Dont worry because to worry is just freting about something that may not happen

  221. Mary Allin January 2, 2018 at 1:43 am -  Reply

    There is only one person in life that will not let you down, that is yourself, because it is up to you as to what decisions you take in life.

  222. Leah A January 2, 2018 at 2:03 am -  Reply

    My Nan told me many years ago when I was a little a girl “life is not about what you take out, it’s all about what you put in” . This piece of advice is as true today as is was over 40 years. It’s the anniversary of her passing away today 21 years ago. I use her advice in my everyday life & it’s helped me through some very difficult times. X

  223. Adele Lean January 2, 2018 at 7:27 am -  Reply

    I was diagnosed with PTSD and this diagnosis although a shock, helped me realise why I couldn’t cope any more and felt the way I did. I was told about ‘the power of living in the now’ so I read the book and started practising living in the now rather than regretting the past and worrying about the future. Although I’m not ‘cured’ but I believe this has helped me immensely.

  224. Jean Daly January 2, 2018 at 9:18 am -  Reply

    Always treat others as you would like them to treat you.

  225. Christine Hartley January 2, 2018 at 1:18 pm -  Reply

    The one thing I remember most is “everyone is a human being and we just want to be loved”

  226. Beverley Ashley January 2, 2018 at 1:36 pm -  Reply

    My mum always told me “if it doesn’t feel right then don’t do it & always believe in yourself! I have always tried to live by that through light and dark days xx

  227. Becky Whittaker January 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm -  Reply

    My lovely Grandma sadly died just over a year ago but she always used to tell me to never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. I always think of her and this piece of advise when I am procrastinating and it really helps me to keep on top of things even when I am not feeling very motivated.

  228. Saffron McLeod January 2, 2018 at 3:36 pm -  Reply

    Life may not be a fairytale but you are the author of your own story, don’t allow negative people to write it for you.

  229. June Douglas January 2, 2018 at 3:53 pm -  Reply

    You are never too old to learn something new.

  230. Kate January 2, 2018 at 7:16 pm -  Reply

    “Beauty is Found Within” Growing up I was very badly criticised by someone that should have nurtured me, it was primarily about my appearance and left me very damaged. My favourite Disney film is Beauty and the Beast, back then I felt more like the Beast never like Belle. I still struggle now however realised that through watching the film to remember the meaning of “beauty is found within”. I would never judge anyone based upon their appearance as the way my mother did to me broke my heart.

  231. Sara January 2, 2018 at 7:21 pm -  Reply

    If ever I am worrying about something g I have to say to myself ‘Is this a life and death situation’ and hopefully it puts my worries into perspective

  232. Lisa Bennet January 2, 2018 at 7:58 pm -  Reply

    Ok, so this statement will REALLY make you think. It was made by Dalai Lama when asked what surprised him most about humanity, he answered:
    Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money,
    Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health,
    And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present,
    The result being that he does not live in the present or the future,
    He lives as if he is never going to die,
    Then dies having never really lived.

  233. lisa jorgeson January 2, 2018 at 9:03 pm -  Reply

    “If you get knocked down, get back up, dust yourself down and try again.” “If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again.”. “always try and see the positives even when it seems hard to find one there will be one there somewhere even if its only small it still counts!!!”
    I have severe anxiety, panic attacks and depression as well as having an 18 year old son with severe ADHD and Autism as well as being a single mum. I’m wondering after seeing so many therapists and trying CBT if this could help both my son and I.x

  234. Amanda Quy January 2, 2018 at 9:47 pm -  Reply

    A very wise doctor advised me when I was very down, don’t dwell on what you don’t have just concentrate on what you do have!

  235. Carol Pike January 2, 2018 at 9:48 pm -  Reply

    Nothing lasts forever, not even your troubles.

  236. Amanda January 2, 2018 at 10:26 pm -  Reply

    A friend sent me a quote “sometimes when you are in a dark place, you think you have been buried when you’ve actually been planted” it reminds me that I learn and grow everyday. The other is to be your best self everyday

  237. Sharon Wallace Parmenter January 2, 2018 at 11:31 pm -  Reply

    I have a very bubbly & positive personality …some peops are v jealous and try & drag me down. My ex boss told me…. If you have a personality you will p*ss some people off… If you do not have a personality you will p*ss everyone off. I have never forgotten it and never will. Be yourself, your a TRUE self and don’t let the B**tards get you down! I love me and I ain’t changing. I do not surround myself with negative energy/people. Life is too short & it is for having fun …I enjoy LIFE xx

  238. EileenM Nagarkar January 2, 2018 at 11:34 pm -  Reply

    Accept the things you cannot change, change the things you cannot accept and have the wisdom to know the difference

  239. Pam January 2, 2018 at 11:38 pm -  Reply

    My Grandad always said ” you die if you worry, and you die if you don’t, so what’s the point of worrying!!!”. Just wish I had his attitude to life, he was such a lovely, gentleman.

  240. Mo January 2, 2018 at 11:44 pm -  Reply

    Change your thoughts to change your life

  241. Helen salter January 3, 2018 at 12:15 am -  Reply

    I was a very happy outgoing person, but in 2010 I got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis! All I have heard in my head is I’ve got nothing to offer anyone ( a partner ) I’m broken no one wants a wrecked mser lady. What if I get really bad in future. What can I do to change my thoughts I’ve not been happy worked or dated anyone for 8 years. Help please. I say to myself each day, get up and keep breathing but I’m of no use to anyone comes flooding in! And I feel totally useless I want this to stop.

  242. Rosemary Walsh January 3, 2018 at 12:17 am -  Reply

    My mum used to say “tell the truth and shame the devil” and “the only person who matters is the person looking back at you”
    I need your help – after 7 years caring for my mum with Alzheimers’s she passed away a couple of months ago and people keep saying “now you can get your life back”. I have no idea what “my life” is!!!!

  243. Sophie January 3, 2018 at 12:27 am -  Reply

    Ask the question is this helping you? If not think of something that will.

  244. Sandra Mostafa January 3, 2018 at 12:57 am -  Reply

    I always remember my dad saying if you haven’t got the money to pay for it, do without.

  245. Mevanthi Liyanage January 3, 2018 at 1:00 am -  Reply

    This was from a lovely film I saw. The girl was seeing a psychologist and he helped her see what was causing her current pain and problems. It was the fear of being abandoned. He advised her, why not say goodbye to this fear once and for all. Why not say hello to life once again. Don’t let the past blackmail your present to ruin a beautiful future. I just felt this was so very true and could be applied to many issues we could deal with. Most of the issues stem from something that happened to us in the past and we have a choice and the power to let that shape our present and future.

  246. medi suleyman January 3, 2018 at 1:12 am -  Reply

    Life is like a bowl of cherries you never know what you gonna get! So live life to the full and enjoy.

  247. Joanne Higgins January 3, 2018 at 1:15 am -  Reply

    Choose your attitude! It is amazing just how much difference this can make. If you decide to have a negative attitude instead of a positive one it’s unbelievable how much you can drag people down and change the atmosphere be it in work or at a gathering.

  248. theresa January 3, 2018 at 1:28 am -  Reply

    My Grandma always told us to never judge a book by it’s cover as inside could be a wonderful story.

  249. Olga Andrews January 3, 2018 at 1:38 am -  Reply

    You are always free to make a choice but you are not free from the consequences of your choice …

  250. Jane Lennon January 3, 2018 at 1:44 am -  Reply

    Surround yourself with positive people who make you happy. If someone makes you feel bad, cut them out of your life.

  251. Man Fai Ma January 3, 2018 at 2:01 am -  Reply

    Stay away from negative controlling peoples/ families who themselves giving me their problems, disagreement demands or want me to agreed to everything asked.
    Only after mum passed away still learning by myself

  252. janie w January 3, 2018 at 2:35 am -  Reply

    Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today….from my late aunt

  253. Larry Nicholson January 3, 2018 at 4:41 am -  Reply

    Looking after critically ill patients, they have taught me that you only truly “lose” when you stop trying

  254. Darren Lee January 3, 2018 at 4:47 am -  Reply

    Don’t always believe what the mind tells you ?

  255. Linda Bunning January 3, 2018 at 5:41 am -  Reply

    Live conquers everything.

  256. MRS LINDA J KANE January 3, 2018 at 5:42 am -  Reply

    Live for the moment as tomorrow might never happen

  257. Caroline January 3, 2018 at 7:23 am -  Reply

    Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery,today is the present- a gift. Live for today xx

  258. Julie Holmes January 3, 2018 at 7:35 am -  Reply

    Perception is everything. It makes a difference to how we look at things in life. For example whether the end of a relationship is the ‘end of the world’ or a fresh, new start.

  259. Jennie Dennison January 3, 2018 at 9:23 am -  Reply

    Oddly they are my words (I used to run a Facebook Page for people with Mental health problems in a peer support capacity 13k strong followers – A Better Place (part of The Wellness Universe – it’s been unpublished for a year – just lost belief in myself due to circumstances). My quote: The absolute first step is Self-Compassion. Would love to meet and work with you. Xxx

  260. Sandra Brito Fernandes January 3, 2018 at 9:48 am -  Reply

    Impossible = I’m possible. Throughout life we meet children/adults and they laughed at us. These people that shape us said cruel things too. You go home and their is no escape… it’s impossible. You grow up nothing gets better it’s just chaos and war all around. This starts to grow inside you too. Nobody cares about you, but you remember that you do care about yourself. When people laughed and laugh about and talk about behind your back remember is because they are scared, they don’t want you to succeed. They know that you are possible that you mean what you say. That you speak the truth. Always be true to yourself. Be brave because they wish to have your strength and talent.

  261. Mary Allin January 3, 2018 at 10:02 am -  Reply

    The only person in life that will not let you down is yourself because it is down to you as to what decisions you make

  262. Mary Allin January 3, 2018 at 10:03 am -  Reply

    If you are impatient, you can become an inpatient

  263. Chantal January 3, 2018 at 10:41 am -  Reply

    My dad told me from a young age to look after number one and my mum told me to never put off tomorrow what you can do today. To me that means that I should put myself first and do as much in a day as I can because usually there’s always something to do tomorrow as well!

  264. Anne Marie January 3, 2018 at 12:04 pm -  Reply

    With self compassion you can get through anything.

  265. Laraine Eccleston January 3, 2018 at 12:29 pm -  Reply

    After losing my husband. People were full of advice. For example I should get a dog, but these people were just trying to solve my problem, so that I was not now their problem. If they knew me at all they would know I could not look after a dog due to my OCD. Grief is something to get through. One day life will get back to normal, it will just be a different normal. Learn to love yourself.

  266. Shirley kerr January 3, 2018 at 1:49 pm -  Reply

    Live life to the full,you don’t know what’s around the corner xx

  267. Jayne moxon January 3, 2018 at 2:12 pm -  Reply

    Say goodbye to drama, toxic people and self criticism. Say yes to more happiness, time with good friends and love.

  268. Helen Whitehead January 3, 2018 at 2:33 pm -  Reply

    Treat others as you wish to be treated yourself.

  269. mary January 3, 2018 at 2:57 pm -  Reply

    i ordered todays special value this has come at the right time for me and my husband we have raised 2 children to young adults and feel like we have lost oueselves and lost respect from others so i am hopeing its our time to turn things around for a positve future.

  270. Kerry Scott January 3, 2018 at 3:06 pm -  Reply

    Iv’e always been a perfectionist, its caused so many anxieties for me over the years, then one day I read a quote that said life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful, it really changed my way of thinking and I try to remember that now everyday…

  271. Lesley Gill January 3, 2018 at 3:49 pm -  Reply

    If you don’t step forward, you will stay in the same place.
    Can’t recall who said this to me many years ago but always sticks in my mind…..if only I could act on it!

  272. Jane McCleary January 3, 2018 at 3:51 pm -  Reply

    Don’t act react and in everything show gratitude x

  273. Heather WL January 3, 2018 at 4:12 pm -  Reply

    I was going through a horrid divorce where my ex husband was trying to make my children & I homeless. It resulted in a bitter & scary court battle. When it all seemed overwhelming, my dad gave me great advice….”it’s all about the baby steps. Just keep moving no matter how small the steps are, then in time you’ll look back & see just how far you’ve come”….such wise words! 🙂

  274. julia johnson January 3, 2018 at 4:21 pm -  Reply

    Stop worrying about things you have no control over.

  275. ADELE January 3, 2018 at 4:34 pm -  Reply

    Don’t waste time and energy on things that are beyond your control.

  276. Bernie Pilling January 3, 2018 at 4:53 pm -  Reply

    “January should be a month of nourishment, not punishment” just feel, we all need to be a bit kinder to ourselves. X

  277. Carol Collins January 3, 2018 at 5:12 pm -  Reply

    The advice which has always stuck with me is ” You have to give respect to get respect”. Advice that has stood me in good stead

  278. Sophie Harris January 3, 2018 at 6:07 pm -  Reply

    Things happen for a reason, when one door closes another one opens

  279. Caroline Rose January 3, 2018 at 7:01 pm -  Reply

    I always say it doesn’t cost anything to SMILE, whatever life throws at you smile and also things happen for a reason, sometimes its the hardest thing to do to go forward, never forget the good times & the wonderful memories of dearly departed loved ones but live life to the full.

  280. Julia January 3, 2018 at 7:05 pm -  Reply

    I have a few quotes which I like to use. As we get older and wiser I think this one keeps me moving forward.
    Never be a prisoner to your past. It was just a lesson not a sentence” .

  281. Dagmar January 3, 2018 at 7:34 pm -  Reply

    On recent management training my trainer gave me some brilliant advice and feedback, she said not to hide anymore. Shine and let everyone know your capabilities. Thankful for that.

  282. Susan Costigane January 3, 2018 at 7:39 pm -  Reply

    The most inspiring and useful thing I was told by a barrister I used to work for was – Just because someone says something doesn’t mean it’s true and before you do anything ask yourself is it fair and reasonable, great advice that has served me well when dealing with others, but I would love to come to one of your workshops for ME – I have always put everyone else first, I need some direction and to make plans in 2018 ! I have got the book and DVD can’t wait to get into it. Thank you.

  283. Sally edwards January 3, 2018 at 7:39 pm -  Reply

    No one has the right to make you feel less of a person you have a good soul and don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise

  284. Lesley Eaton January 3, 2018 at 8:01 pm -  Reply

    My partner encouraged me to write down three things every day that I am grateful for. The smallest thing can help me get some perspective and I find it reminds my mind to notice the positive things.

  285. Sam WatsonSmith January 3, 2018 at 8:04 pm -  Reply

    My mum has always told me not to do the ‘what if’s’, I find this harder than when I was younger but still try!

  286. Miriam evans January 3, 2018 at 8:07 pm -  Reply

    This year has been my hardest and I have drawn such strength from you guys and I’m gradually rebuiding myself but the hardest thing I’ve learnt is how people can so easily leave you when things get tough and you find out who real friends are, one thing I remember when i think of the people who have hurt me and wronged me is that ‘arrogance is for the weak but being humble and kind to others makes us strong’ and we can hold are heads high ☺️ I never seek to hurt those who have hurt me, iv cried so many times but you have helped me see I don’t need to punish myself thankyou xx

  287. Julie Steadman January 3, 2018 at 8:15 pm -  Reply

    Simply wake up every morning with a grateful heart x

  288. Ginnette Martin January 3, 2018 at 8:16 pm -  Reply

    How do you eat an elephant?
    One piece at a time! Best advice ever given.

  289. Jessica January 3, 2018 at 8:17 pm -  Reply

    My quote that always inspires me is – ‘Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go!’ The exact quote is hanging on a canvas in my room to remind me every day that I’ve battled against anxiety and panic attacks to come this far and I can do better.

  290. Jane January 3, 2018 at 8:19 pm -  Reply

    My Dad always said, “take your time, it’s not a race”, “keep it simple” and “always be kind”.
    I miss my mum and dad tremendously and I have learnt that tomorrow is never guaranteed, his advice lives with me every day. I can only hope I can be as wise as my father was.

  291. Hazel demott January 3, 2018 at 8:27 pm -  Reply

    Be here now

  292. Tracey Hickman January 3, 2018 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    My late father always said manners cost nothing, a smile costs nothing and say morning to as many people as possible as it might make there Day, this advice I pass on to my children and still do myself
    Thank you

  293. Brenda McNelis January 3, 2018 at 8:39 pm -  Reply

    Think of a straight rigid tree!! In a storm it can’t do anything but snap or be up rooted. However a tree that is more flexible will bend and bounce back!! I have tried not to be so rigid in my views since then.

  294. Kam January 3, 2018 at 8:40 pm -  Reply

    I.went through life always trying to please people and wanted people to like me. Until I was told my a friend to ‘expect people for the way they are or don’t waste your energy on them’ since I’ve expected that I am less stressed.

  295. nikki January 3, 2018 at 8:51 pm -  Reply

    Carpe Diem- seize the day

  296. Dionne Froude January 3, 2018 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

    I was going to my first ever job interview. My mum was hello g me to say this and say that to improve my chances. I got in the car with my sister who was driving me there, and she told me to ignore everything mum had said. She told me be who you are because there is nothing wrong with who you are so beyourself. If that’s not good enough for others then that’s their problem.That is both the best the advice ever and also one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me. I didn’t get the job by the way LOL!

  297. Kam January 3, 2018 at 9:02 pm -  Reply

    I had always been a people pleaser, wanting everyone to like me, until one day a friend said ‘accept people for who they are or don’t waste your energy on them’ once I expected that I was less stressed and did not worry if somebody liked me or not

  298. Alison Waters January 3, 2018 at 9:26 pm -  Reply

    Someone once told me that it’s none of my business what others think of me. Whatever they think of me is their problem not mine.
    I try and remember that.
    Great prize

  299. Lisa McCaig January 3, 2018 at 9:46 pm -  Reply

    Change your thoughts… Change your life ?? live life to the fullest each and every day with gratitude and plentitude ??

  300. Lisa McCaig January 3, 2018 at 9:49 pm -  Reply

    Change your thoughts… Change your life ?? live life to the fullest each and every day with gratitude ??

  301. Kim Wakeling January 3, 2018 at 10:09 pm -  Reply


  302. Sue Toudup January 3, 2018 at 10:17 pm -  Reply

    “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” Einstein was a very wise man indeed; this quote really resonates with me, and especially so when working within the education system. Trying to empower young people to love and believe in themselves is not always the easiest of tasks when everything at school is so academically focused so this welcome reminder of what is really important in life is worth its weight in
    gold (or copper, tin or aluminium..)!

  303. Laura Yates January 3, 2018 at 10:30 pm -  Reply

    My grandma always told me to “look to the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you”. She died when I was pregnant with her first great grandchild but this one piece of advice keeps me focused on the good things in life.

  304. Danielle January 3, 2018 at 10:57 pm -  Reply

    Be grateful everyday.

  305. Dawn January 3, 2018 at 11:04 pm -  Reply

    You are never lost even when you hit a dead end because you can always turn around and start again.

  306. Anne Marie Lewis January 3, 2018 at 11:05 pm -  Reply

    I heard this from a very wise man: There is no work of greater worth than the work you do within the walls of your own home.

  307. Brenda January 3, 2018 at 11:09 pm -  Reply

    After attending a positive thinking course years and years ago I adopted a positive attitude so when I meet someone or speak to people and they ask how I am I always answer “EXCELLENT”. The look of astonishment is amazing and there a no way they respond in a negative way when I ask them how they are after I have said I am EXCELLENT it keeps me in a positive frame of mind even when I am not feeling 100 per cent positive. Try it it works.

  308. Emma Cazemsge January 3, 2018 at 11:18 pm -  Reply

    Live for the day!

  309. joe January 3, 2018 at 11:18 pm -  Reply

    As silly as it may sound because it’s such a short answer, confidence is key is the only real phrase that sticks by me when I’m going through a bad time ( anxiety condition) that was something my therapist told me after a failed hypnosis attempt. although I’m far from back to how I was 6 years ago , the phrase confidence is key sticks by me to try give me that boost when I’m in an uncomfortable situation. it doesn’t always work but I can only keep trying

  310. Catherine January 3, 2018 at 11:19 pm -  Reply

    Never volunteer because the graveyard is full of volunteers. And don’t worry because you get ulcers with worrying. Finally my knowledge is put your mind to it and you can conquer anything as the brain is the strongest part of our body.

  311. Sophie R January 3, 2018 at 11:21 pm -  Reply

    The best piece of advice I always listen to is; Sometimes your ahead, sometimes your behind but the race is long and in the end, it’s only with yourself.
    Also, never ever compare yourself with anyone else, you are you and that is enough 🙂 x

  312. Lindsay January 3, 2018 at 11:23 pm -  Reply

    I have sought out lots of advice. Throughout my career I’ve dealt with so many people who through their own insecurities thought it was the right thing to treat me badly. My best advice is to not let people mistake your kindness for weakness.

  313. Sue Trim January 3, 2018 at 11:33 pm -  Reply

    How do you enter this competition?

  314. Margaret McCutcheon January 3, 2018 at 11:37 pm -  Reply

    Believe in yourself in what you can do to control your own life day by day
    Believe in the power you have deep inside and your faith will carry you through
    Believe in tomorrow and what it can bring
    Let a hopeful heart carry you through
    For things will work out if you trust and believe
    There’s no limit to what you can do.
    Verse on a card from my sister some years ago .
    Author may have been Helen Steiner Rice

  315. Janet newton January 3, 2018 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    Being a cancer survivor twice I was told live for today because there may not be a tomorrow.

  316. julie thompson January 4, 2018 at 12:26 am -  Reply

    My dad used to say, “nothings cheap if you don’t want it.” Also, he used to say, that’s your best friend sitting there,” pointing to my mum. All so true.
    A dear old lady I knew told me, one day when I was moaning like mad about the awful weather, “just be glad you’re still here to see it dear”.

  317. Tina January 4, 2018 at 12:34 am -  Reply

    If the path is clear why throw pebbles at yor feet! A Buddhist saying which is so true – we saboutage life by putting obsticales in our path. Obsticles which are often inherited by others

  318. Mandy Dewhurst January 4, 2018 at 12:35 am -  Reply

    Ask yourself .. are you living or existing ? .. which do you prefer? Are you the driver or passenger of your own destiny?

  319. Mandy Dewhurst January 4, 2018 at 12:40 am -  Reply

    Trust your gut instinct.. it knows you inside out upside down and if your bff!

  320. Andrew Boyce January 4, 2018 at 3:23 am -  Reply

    Best piece of advice I’ve ever had is to learn to trust your gut instinct as it’s almost certainly always right!

  321. Gillian Johnson January 4, 2018 at 6:46 am -  Reply

    My father told me once when my husband Of then had hurt me emotionally “people are only as good as they can be” this is so true, you can’t change someone to be the person you want them to be. I have found this applies to all kinds of situations throughout your life, and when something happens and I think of this key message it helps me understand the other person also.

  322. Karen January 4, 2018 at 7:44 am -  Reply

    There’s so such thing as failure only feedback,so very true I tell everyone this

  323. Helen Gill January 4, 2018 at 8:45 am -  Reply

    For me it is “ always be thankful for all that you have in your life “ It’s the little things that matter. ☺️

  324. Zoe Dixon January 4, 2018 at 9:24 am -  Reply

    The most life altering advice I have ever received is; ‘You are not the negative voice you hear in your head! We all have that voice, you are bigger, better and braver than that voice. Learn to not listen to it and you will be free!’

  325. Paula jacques January 4, 2018 at 9:37 am -  Reply

    I am still waiting for that piece of inspiring information. Currently having problems with anxiety that is now preventing me driving I suppose I keep saying to myself “this will soon pass” so that is my mantra of the moment.

  326. Joanne Casey January 4, 2018 at 10:06 am -  Reply

    The best advise I’ve been given is to treat people how I would want to be treated and to stay away from those that don’t

  327. Ildiko Csetfalvi January 4, 2018 at 10:36 am -  Reply

    My father told me “never give up” and “the hope die last”.

  328. Michelle Hough January 4, 2018 at 11:16 am -  Reply

    Someone once told me ” You are not a product of your circumstances, you are a product of your decisions”

  329. Nina January 4, 2018 at 12:43 pm -  Reply

    Always give 110% in whatever you are doing ?

  330. Pam January 4, 2018 at 1:34 pm -  Reply

    The best advice is to live for today and be grateful and don’t look back look forward.

  331. Nicky Dinning January 4, 2018 at 1:37 pm -  Reply

    My Dad used to tell me this quote from Henry Ford – “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” This always made a lot of sense to me.

  332. Michelle January 4, 2018 at 5:45 pm -  Reply

    Believe you can and you’re half way there!!

  333. Michelle January 4, 2018 at 5:49 pm -  Reply

    “Some of the best days of your life haven’t happened yet”

  334. Michelle January 4, 2018 at 6:27 pm -  Reply

    “Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do”

  335. Natasha Beveridge January 4, 2018 at 6:46 pm -  Reply

    The best advice I was told is: Whenever something bothers you (at that precise time, it may even feel like it is the end of the world) just think it won’t always feel like that. Perhaps in a weeks time it will only bother you 50% and in a years time perhaps it will only bother you 1 %.

  336. Michelle January 4, 2018 at 7:58 pm -  Reply

    “You are not too old and it’s not too late”

  337. Alison Doering January 4, 2018 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    When I was in my teens and at a very low ebb, my counsellor told me when facing problems, “be your own best friend”, that is, turn off the negative ‘self-talk’ and instead, imagine what your best friend would say to you. I’ve found this has really helped me to not be as hard on myself during tough times.

  338. Paula Snelling January 4, 2018 at 11:44 pm -  Reply

    The best advice I’ve been given in life is to be true to yourself in life.

  339. Helen January 5, 2018 at 3:02 pm -  Reply

    You can do anything but you can’t do everything

  340. Linda Harcourt Smith January 5, 2018 at 7:32 pm -  Reply

    probably too late to be included because its the 5th sorry. My father believed that better to say i wish i had not rather than i wish i had that way i would have no regrets in my life i have done this through my life as hard as at times it has been to fight demons that i still do.

  341. Rosie Rebeiro February 3, 2018 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

    I was working as a class teacher and during one annual review meeting with my head teacher, he jokingly asked me, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’. It just came to me and I said ‘I want to be an art therapist using my creativity to help vulnerable children but I can’t afford to study again for two years full-time to qualify!’ He gave me the best advice anyone has ever given me. He said, there is never the perfect situation where we have enough money or enough time to start a new project or follow a dream – you have to just commit to following it and take the leap! He also said I could continue working at the school part-time, so I could study part-time to make this happen. It took me longer, but I had just enough money to keep my life going and I qualified after 3 years! It’s the best job I’ve ever done and I feel privileged to work with kids using my art skills to help them thrive. My advise: Follow your heart, follow your dream and do whatever it takes to make it happen!

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