Feelings…When you just have to scream…

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Feelings – When you just have to scream…     When you have a job like mine – which is all about helping people feel better – it’s easy for people to think I’m all about feeling happy. Irritatingly happy. All. The. Bloody. Time. So hold the front page, I’m here to tell you, that’s […]

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What not to worry about

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What not to worry about   The Worry Monster First let me introduce you to a whole new thing someone told me about last Thursday at the National Stress Summit I was speaking at – The Worry Monster! This is a picture of one and I am so going to buy one to use at […]

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The danger of dirty hands (it’s not about germs)

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The danger of dirty hands (spoiler: it’s not about germs)   There’s something I’ve been doing for years and had started to take for granted that I want to share with you this week.  I shared it with my mum, she used it immediately and she thought it was worth sharing too!   Bugs! Bugs. […]

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What’s your burnout risk?

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What’s your burnout risk?   Are you managing your stress, staying calm in a crisis? Or are you feeling frazzled and a bit close the edge? Somewhere in between might seem ok but are you awake?   Staying awake By ‘awake’ I really mean aware. If we don’t stay alert it’s all too easy for […]

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Doing what comes naturally?

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Doing what comes naturally?   There are some things that most definitely came naturally a few thousand years ago that don’t these days… Here’s a test you might be shocked by the ‘right’ answer. Do you ever sit on the sofa instead of heading out to the gym? Do you sometimes get so hungry that […]

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SHE’s always right. Right?

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SHE’s always right. Right?   Before I get into that contentious statement, let me ask you this:   Do you set yourself 10 things to do in a day, manage to complete 5 of them and then spend your evening beating yourself up for the 5 you didn’t manage to do? Well here’s a thought… […]

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Is this the most lied to question ever?

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 Is this the most lied to question ever? You might have lied to this question at one time or another, with the very best of intentions and a whole host of good reasons for telling the lie. What’s the question? How are you? and the lie? “I’m fine!”   Is it ok to lie? Yes of […]

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New Balls Please!! It’s time to play!

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  New Balls Please!! It’s time to play!   Do you play? How old are your balls? By balls, I mean toys… Do you even HAVE toys any more? I want to ask you when and how you play, if at all? I’ve been working on videos for my online Booster Programme today and I was […]

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Have a wee for me while you’re there!

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  Have a wee for me while you’re there! and other self-care mistakes   “Have a wee for me…” Ever heard this little joke? Like someone could go to the loo for you in the same way as they might make you a cup of tea! Of course they can’t. They come back in the […]

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A little tea and empathy

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A little tea and empathy   I’ve got an unexpected new hobby! I’ve never been a big fan of tea. Or coffee for that matter. But I had an experience earlier this month that changed all that. I went to a Chinese Tea Ceremony and got hooked. I’m still not an avid tea drinker, although […]

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