Managing your ‘what if’s

Fear is natural and normal. It allows us to survive and think on our feet in all sorts of situations.  From being put on the spot in a high-pressure situation to making the right long-term decisions for your loved ones, anyone who assesses any important  situation from every single angle may find a little fear. […]

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Can envy be useful?

A little bit of envy can be a good thing. It can help you to remember that there’s more to life than what’s going on for you right now, and it can motivate you to do better. Feeling envy can mentally kick you in the rear and make you take action which may protect yourself […]

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Change: your fears come first!

Have you gotten into certain habits to manage or avoid your true feelings? Over eating, drinking too much alcohol, taking drugs (including prescription/OTC ones), exercising too much, or other compulsions are much more common than you might think – and the good news is they don’t have to last forever. If you really want to […]

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What does acting out mean?

Acting out is a psychological term, and it’s a defence mechanism, which means it can protect us from feeling difficult emotions. When acting out happens, it commonly means that instead of fully connecting with a difficult feeling, we channel it into a destructive or immature behaviour instead. We know its acting out when its a […]

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Forgiving your loved ones

“We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.” Sir. Francis Bacon It’s fairly easy for us to see the ‘obvious’ people to forgive. Everyone has them – people we don’t like, or someone who has hurt our feelings in some way. It […]

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