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How to End Negative Self-Talk

Do you hear it? That voice in your head that’s putting you down? Criticizing you? Telling you you’re not good enough? It’s worse than your parents at their most critical, and that teacher who never stopped putting you down, combined in one nightmare voice. And it Just. Won’t. Stop. Everyone has this self-talk track going on…

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10 Tender Picture Quotes To Help You Love Yourself More

We can remind ourselves until we’re blue in the face that we need to be kind to ourselves, be gentle to ourselves, be forgiving to ourselves, but sometimes we need to hear it from another source. Just like we’re better able to share our compassion with others rather than ourselves, while we find it much harder…

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7 Productivity Myths – Busted!

Do you feel like you know everything about productivity? For example, that if you’re driven, you put the hours in, you push yourself further - you’ll get to the end of that seemingly endless to-do list. After all, there’s nothing between you and a clean sheet of paper but hard work. And hey, you read this…

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How to Get Over Shame

Your cheeks burn and your body tingles. There’s a drunken butterfly performing cartwheels in your stomach. You did something which in your head, looms so large, so awful, so terrible, that the shame is all-encompassing. You're convinced that if anyone ever found out, the mortification and disgrace would be too much for you to bear. Because…

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How do I know if I need therapy or professional help rather than self-care?

I talk a lot about self-care. About the need to be self-compassionate, and the benefits of nurturing, rather than criticising, yourself. Psychologist and psychotherapist Dr Pauline Clance defines self-care as “taking care of the whole person, attending to your wants and needs within the context of your life.” It’s a broad definition, and for many of…

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