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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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16 Self-Care Experts Share their Tips on How You Can be Kinder To Yourself

Ever wondered how the experts do it? How they manage busy lives, successful relationships, deep friendships and fulfilling work, and still seem to glow from the inside out? How they have such great self-care strategies? I'm afraid I'm going to burst that bubble right now. They don't. The 'experts' - me included - struggle with this…

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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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