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How Small Pleasures Make a Big Difference

Last year, I was blocked. At first, it was because I’d taken on too many things, and I needed to focus. I knew you’d be busy over the Summer, personal development at the back of your mind, so I thought I’d take a little break. Then the Autumn came, and I had some ideas for writing…

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How To Make Conscious Choices and Stop Sleepwalking Through Life

Note from Ellen: You may feel this is a little controversial. It’s not designed that way, only to make you think. The examples in it are just that, examples. But if you feel challenged by them, ask yourself why. Maybe there’s something to play with, there…gently. Every day you make thousands of tiny choices. Coffee or…

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What Do You Need Right Now?

Pause for a moment. Take a deep breath. Relax your shoulders. Loosen your jaw. I have a simple question for you today. It’s an easy question to ask. But I want you to spend a little time considering something much harder, too. The answer. What is the question? It’s simple: What do you need right now…

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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. Not All Self-Talk Is Bad Everyone has…

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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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