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Relating

What do you do when the past gets in the way?

Do you sometimes get overanxious or panicky and find yourself unable to deal with everyday life? Do you feel vulnerable helpless and afraid when faced with certain situations, as if your usual coping mechanisms have suddenly failed? Most of us

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Leadership
Book Reviews

‘Dare to Lead’ by Brené Brown

This is an empowering book about having the courage to handle difficult conversations with honesty and compassion. It offers insights and techniques to help you develop qualities of leadership with sincerity and communicate truthfully with others. It describes the fears

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Book Reviews

‘Facing Love Addiction’ by Pia Mellody

This book unravels unhealthy love relationships. It addresses why there are some people who always fall in love and seem to attract those who do not love them back. In this book Mellody explores needy and co-dependent personalities, commitment phobic

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Relating

Are you too stressed for sex?

Are you keeping things to yourself? Is it difficult for your partner to understand what you are going through and provide the right levels of help and support? Do you find a busy day at work, a poorly child, frequent

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Book Reviews

Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski

An essential exploration of women’s sexuality that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy. Come As You Are reveals the true story behind female sexuality, uncovering the little-known science of what makes us tick

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Atomic Habits
Book Reviews

Atomic Habits by James Clear

People think that when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions:

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Relating

Why pleasing others can leave you feeling empty

Are you friendly, generous, self-sacrificing, well-meaning and driven to maintain harmony whatever the cost? In a relationship, do you find yourself taking on the role of peacemaker, often resulting in a parent-child dynamic, where you sacrifice your own needs it

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Book Reviews

Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel

In Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel looks at the story of sex in committed couples. Modern romance promises it all – a lifetime of togetherness, intimacy and erotic desire. In reality, it’s hard to want what you already have. Our

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Mental Wellbeing

My love-hate relationship with Christmas

I thought that once I grew up, Christmas would stop being a battle ground and I could begin to enjoy the Festive Season. It’s after all the Season to be Jolly. Whilst the media was (and still is) busy promoting

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Book Reviews

‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ by Matt Haig

‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ is Matt Haig’s personal account of how he pulled himself away from the brink of suicide, worked through depression, anxiety and mental crisis, and learned to live again.  We are all touched at some point in

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Weight Loss
Relating

Is food a threat or a treat?

Are you caught up in the weight loss and weight gain cycle? Do you turn to food for comfort or do you stop eating to gain control? How do you view food when your emotional centre is out of balance?

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Relating

Why Affairs Are a Catalyst for Change

What happens when you discover your partner is having an affair? Does how you find out have an impact on how you deal with it? Or do you want to know all the intricate details of who, when, where and how often? 

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Mental Wellbeing

Why do I feel so bad about being me?

Are feelings of unworthiness and self-hatred limiting your life? Do you hide your real self, or sabotage situations and opportunities because you don’t feel you deserve to be happy? If this sounds familiar, then read on… ‘To be yourself in

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Relating

Empty Nest Syndrome

As September begins, many youngsters are embarking on a new phase of their life – university. Parents prepare to wave good-bye to the child they nurtured for the past 18 or 19 years. Gone are the days when you tucked

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Book Reviews

I Thought It Was Just Me by Brené Brown

The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting. There is a constant barrage of social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. Everywhere we turn, there are messages that tell us who, what and how

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Relating

Why relationships breakdown

Tension, resentment, anger, arguments and power battles in relationships can quickly build up. They are the result of communication breaking down long before you become aware or willing to admit. Like a dripping tap – it builds up until the

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Relating

How loss of identity triggers depression

Do you often feel low, down or sad? Do you find yourself struggling to concentrate, lethargic, tired, stressed, angry, irritable or lacking in motivation? Have you lost enjoyment or enthusiasm for usual activities and started to withdraw from your social

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