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How To Stay Connected When Self-Isolating In Trying Times

The world has changed in a couple of weeks.

Less than a month ago, I was happy shaking hands with acquaintances.

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How To Protect Yourself When Self-Isolating With A Controlling Partner

Home isn’t always a safe place.

And even if you do feel okay, maybe home it isn’t always a calm, peaceful place.

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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.