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Stress, Anxiety and Depression – Do you suffer?       Does this look like the face of someone who struggles with anxiety? You never know what someone might be struggling with based on his or her appearance.  I have struggled with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression and negative thoughts for a large part of my…

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How to cope with a new year & a busy lifestyle.

As we were ushered into the New Year and 2019, I felt overwhelmed thinking about the phenomenal year that has just gone by and the new & exciting times that are yet to come. 2018 was an eventful year for me both on a personal and professional level, and boy do I feel excited about…

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When you think about Christmas, do you think about a wonderful time of the year spent indulging in fantastic, rich foods, the giving of gifts, frivolity & laughter and spending time in the company of your family & friends?  Or does the sheer thought of Christmas overwhelm you, kick off anxieties within and make you…

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It still feels a little early to be talking about Christmas for me, but the adverts have started on the telly and everywhere you turn there are images or references to this festive time! Christmas is special but as each year passes and we get older, it is all too easy to let Christmas pass…

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Since birth, we have all been taught to say “thank you”.  If your parents were anything like mine, and to be fair, most are, they were persistently reminding me to be grateful and guiding me how to say thank you nicely, but they weren’t just teaching me good manners; they were providing me with a…

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Morning all, I received a really lovely compliment this morning and it gave me a fantastic start to the day, it also got me thinking….do we complement each other enough? It is easy to assume that other people know what their strengths are, but most of us are less sure of these things than we…

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This may surprise you, but psychologists have found that giving gifts is “a surprisingly complex and important part of human interaction, helping to define relationships and strengthen bonds with family and friends”.  In fact, psychologists say it is often the giver, rather than the recipient, who reaps the biggest psychological gains from a gift. Giving gifts…

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