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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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Do you know if you’re taking care of yourself?

Do you know when you need more self-care? When it’s time to be more compassionate? When your body, mind and soul need a little TLC? You might be one of those people tuned into yourself, able to connect easily to your state of mind, feelings and health, but not everyone finds this easy. We all get…

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David Cain of Raptitude: An interview for The Overachiever’s Survival Guide

This week sees the launch of my free interview series ‘The Overachiever’s Survival Guide‘, a series of audio and written interviews from expert Bloggers, Psychologists and Coaches on how they keep themselves happy, healthy and sane. The 16 interviews are packed with great advice, inspiration and resources, and I think you’re going to love them! Most…

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When Someone Presses Your Hot Buttons: How to Manage Emotional Triggers

Ever had that moment when someone says something, and a wave of white-hot emotion floods your body? You feel angry, upset or outraged. Sad, lost or afraid. Whatever the emotion is, it’s strong. Perhaps overpowering. And the time between the event and your reaction is minimal. The other day, I opened an email from a friend…

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