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Rebecca’s Blog

Simple Pleasures Boost Your Mood

“There is a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they are absolutely free” Jo Walton (Science Fiction and fantasy author) I was fortunate enough to get to my 30s before Facebook and Instagram became a big thing. I grew up without other people having so much...

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A short blog about Optimism

Enter if you choose. It's been a little while since I have written a blog, I’ve got a whole heap of excuses why but basically it comes down to procrastination! I was listening to Billy Connolly speaking on Nihal’s Radio 5 show the other day and felt this was the boot...

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Yoga – for your mind and body

I have been a fan of yoga and mindfulness meditation for a while. I find a daily mindful meditation easy enough to incorporate into my day but the yoga practice had been neglected. I am an expert at having something more pressing to do/ being too tired after work/or...

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World Friendship Day!

"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down". Oprah Winfrey Wise words and one person’s take on real friendship.  But if you asked ten people what makes a true friend, I...

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Relaxation Techniques

(to encourage calm) If you are struggling with anxiety, try not to feel helpless, there are plenty of things you can do to help yourself. Anxiety might be uncomfortable and upsetting but it isn't dangerous. You'd think that breathing is one of the most natural...

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Feeling Bogus? Perhaps it’s Imposter Syndrome!

‘When I won the Oscar, I thought it was a fluke. I thought everybody would find out, and they’d take it back. They’d come to my house, knocking on the door, “Excuse me, we meant to give that to someone else. That was going to Meryl Streep.” Jodie Foster I am fortunate...

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Feeling Crafty? Hobbies Raise Your Mood.

On the eve of National Sewing Machine Day (brilliant!) and National Weed Your Garden Day (only for the hardcore gardener in this weather). I thought it was pertinent to remind myself and anyone else who cares to read this, about the importance of embracing your inner...

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Shortest *(Mindfulness) Blog Ever!

*So short, even my kids might read it! When I see anxious clients, I try to introduce them to Mindfulness if I think it might help. People with chronic worry and a stream of "What if?" questions are better off not trying to chase the worries. However, when the worry...

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Ticked off? Time for Some Tips on Anger.

Anger. Frustration. Irritation. Annoyance. These are all very human emotions. We could all write our lists of what pushes our buttons and I guess we have all had to bite our tongue at times (or not!) But as Jack Nicholson’s character in the film, Anger Management, put...

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