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Who treats you like a child?

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It can drive you crazy! Why are they treating you like you have no brain or sense of responsibility!? And the worst culprit is… C is for Compassion   Honouring your child self I want to start by saying that, inside of you, you have the resources of all the ages you’ve ever been; if […]

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Open the window and breathe

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Fresh air is not just for summer, it’s for life – literally! There’s some interesting science to encourage us to ‘open the window and breathe’ E is for Energy   Smells! The smell of freshly cut grass. I’ll just leave that there while you imagine it. Now, putting your face deep into clean laundry, straight […]

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Being good is bad for you!

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I’ve recently discovered some science about being a nice person. It’s shocking, I think you might need to read it, in case you’re at risk too… R is for Reality   Being nice Where would the world be without people being nice? It doesn’t bear thinking about! Dr David Hamilton (I believe I’ve mentioned him once […]

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Do you want a trophy?

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It’s not like you’re needy, or a show-off, but sometimes it might feel like some acknowledgement wouldn’t go amiss. It doesn’t need to be a trophy… A for Acknowledge   Thanks! Of course it’s nice to get acknowledgement from other people. After all, no-one wants to feel that their hard work goes unappreciated. But sometimes, […]

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Surprising Yourself

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The habits you develop over time are necessary, reducing the amount of decisions you need to make in a day. But what happens if they’re negative habits? C is for Compassion   Talking to yourself Are you a worrier, procrastinator, a non-finisher or a perfectionist? Whilst there may be some evidence of those behaviours, telling […]

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The cost of adventures

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I’m not talking about the financial cost of an adventure, it’s all about the energy it takes… E is for Energy   Phew! What a busy week! As a result, I’m sending this a little later in the morning than usual – such adventures!   Adventures Part 1 A trip to Chester to work with […]

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Is it ok to ask?

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Knowing when it’s ok to ask for help is so important when trying to avoid burnout. It’s also important if you’re building trust because… R is for Reality   Asking for help When you’re stressed and overwhelmed with how much there is to do, how open are you to asking for help? Do you struggle […]

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What happens on Facebook?

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Whether on it’s Facebook, Instagram or the local news, there’s a dangerous habit out there…   A quick look A quick look at your usual news source will reveal a dangerous habit that we can all fall prey to. I’ve managed to get my Facebook addiction under control (!) but even a quick look there […]

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A New Format

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Making the Monday Motivational Message even more Marvellous How’s life? I’m guessing you’re experiencing your fair share of challenges, I hope you’re also experiencing your fair share of joy. That’s true for me right now. My challenge is that Dad is in the final stages of his Alzheimer’s journey and my joys are connected with […]

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There’s been an upsurge in campaigns and articles about people with mental health issues and I have one big problem with that. It seems like we’re talking about ‘other’ people.   Let’s get real If right now, anyone who has ever felt anxious, depressed, lost or desperate walked up to the nearest person and told […]

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