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...

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...

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...

Checking out OCD

checking (n) the process of making sure that something is correct or satisfactory When stress builds up in our lives we are prone to low mood and anxiety. We might be dealing with daily pressures and then something else will happen, like a birth, a...