Our Emotions
Sometimes we need help to slow down

Sometimes we need help to slow down

Sometimes we need help to slow down When we’re frantically busy - working long hours, doing everything for everyone else, or just keeping ourselves overly busy in our social lives - we often ignore how we're feeling emotionally and physically until we fall into a big...

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Why we confuse what is habitual with safe

Why we confuse what is habitual with safe

Why we confuse what is habitual with safe Very often we will confuse what is habitual to us with ‘safe’. It’s why you often choose the same flavour of ice cream instead of trying out a new one. It’s also the reason that we stick to beliefs and patterns of behaviour...

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How perfectionism fuels anxiety

How perfectionism fuels anxiety

How perfectionism fuels anxiety 15-years ago perfectionism spun my anxiety into warp drive at work. A year of chronic stress and anxiety from that perfectionism tipped me over the edge into exhaustion. I like to think that I have a strong work ethic and a drive to do...

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How to build emotional resilience

How to build emotional resilience

How to build emotional resilience and bolster self-esteem Do you make an effort to look after your emotional resilience? Do you stand up for what you need?  Or do you prioritize your physical health, work or other people’s needs instead? Neuroscience tells us that...

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Grieving the loss of a pet

Grieving the loss of a pet

Photo by Eddie Howell on Unsplash Grieving the loss of a pet? Some tips to help you through the heartache To me there is nothing sadder than returning home from the vets with an empty carrier.  Five days ago I found out that a furry family member had an inoperable...

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Emotional eating (and how to stop)

Emotional eating (and how to stop)

Emotional eating (and how to stop) Do you struggle with food cravings?  I do.  I'm an emotional eater but learning the neuroscience and psychology of emotional eating has helped me quit. People always assume that a therapist totally has their act together, but we’re...

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Dealing with the aftermath of domestic violence

Dealing with the aftermath of domestic violence

Dealing with the aftermath of domestic violence I wish that this wasn’t the case, but I’m currently helping a few clients deal with situations of domestic violence.  Some still in the danger zone.  Others now in a place of safety.  But all of them dealing with the...

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It’s time to speak up

It’s time to speak up

It's time to speak up A friend of mine created the excellent campaign “It’s ok to say” (if you don’t feel ok).  It's about letting people know that you have anxiety and/or depression so that you're not going through this alone.  But with the news of women in Hollywood...

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