Stressed Woman With Her Hands Covering Her Face - What Your Physical Symptoms Can Teach You About Hidden Stress

What Your Physical Symptoms Can Teach You About Hidden Stress

While I aim to live in the present and express gratitude for each day, I’m kind of glad we’ve got to the end of January! This time of year I can find challenging.  And I am not alone.  We are leaving behind one of the most stressful times of the year.

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Why Telling Your Story Means You Take Charge Of Your Life

What’s your favourite story? Christmas has long gone, but I have to confess that I think that I’d watched five different versions of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol over the Christmas holidays!

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Why Attachment Styles Matter To Your Relationship

Have you ever wondered why your partner always seems to want to escape when you have an argument?  Or perhaps why you always seem to be the one trying to get them to stay in the room and make things better.

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Verbal Abuse: When The Joke Just Isn’t Funny

Many people assume that verbal abuse is just about swearing.  And some go one step further by thinking that swearing is only abusive if it’s attached to name-calling. If they didn’t call you an #@$%ing [insert], then they haven’t been abusive.

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The B* Word – Boundaries. Why It’s Hard To Stop Saying Yes When You Feel No

Ever found yourself giving in and putting the needs of someone else first or second-guessing yourself? Can you relate?  Then you know why setting boundaries feels so hard.

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Does Therapy Work? Yes It Does, And Here’s The Evidence

Does therapy work?  Absolutely. Yes, it does

But you would expect me to say that that, wouldn’t you! What therapist would say otherwise?