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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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Still Overthinking?

Overthinking is common, but too much of it can be problematic. It’s a distraction from actually being in the here and now and getting on with life. Some people believe that when they are thinking about a problem they are actually problem-solving and I don’t doubt this...

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Perfectionism? Try Flexing the Rules a Little!

When I started writing this blog, I looked through some ‘famous quotes’ about being perfect. The more I read, the more it seemed that the take-home messages from people like Natalie Dormer and John Legend were:  a. none of us are perfect, and b. we need to accept our...

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Feeling Guilty?

Part of the human experience involves feeling guilty from time to time.  We may feel guilty when we have behaved badly, made a mistake or upset someone else. We might have overstepped the line with a friend and said something unkind or forgotten to send a...

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The Bottom Line: An Iceberg Analogy.

Let’s imagine ourselves as an iceberg… The parts we show, our automatic thinking, how we respond to what’s going on around us – this is easily accessible – maybe think of this as the tip of the iceberg on top of the water.  This smaller, superficial part is...

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