Freedom from our perfect self / The dark side of 'positive thinking'

Freedom from our perfect self / The dark side of 'positive thinking'

Over many years of working with people, it became obvious to me that in the process of ‘becoming’ we think we need to be perfect. What do I mean by this?  We become addicted to perfecting ourselves, to carving out a ‘front’ that would be admired by all around us. And this then destroys us if we are not careful.

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What's wrong with criticism?

What's wrong with criticism?

If you think you can be critical and tend to automatically label things and people, you better read this... Why? It is a well-known fact that ...

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The difference between anxiety and panic attacks and how to spot it

The difference between anxiety and panic attacks and how to spot it

Anxiety should be given more attention in mental health research because it is more common than we think, says a global study of the disorder. Scientists from the University of Cambridge said young people under 35...

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Worrying research points to a crisis situation - quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

Worrying research points to a crisis situation - quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

A quarter of girls and nearly one in 10 boys show signs of depression at the age of 14, say UK researchers. The government-funded study of over 10,000 young people looked at how many experienced the signs of depression not a clinical diagnosis of one.

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What Science Really Says about Spanking

What Science Really Says about Spanking

To spank or not to spank? Experts argue that this form of punishment—hitting a child on the bottom with an open hand—increases the risk that kids will develop emotional and behavioural problems including increased aggression, behavioural and mental health problems, and reduced cognitive ability and self-esteem.

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What is your 'internal radio' telling you?

What is your 'internal radio' telling you?

We get caught up in our busy lives and are on autopilot most of the time. Have you ever thought of what your 'internal radio' is broadcasting to you all day long? 

As you go about your day, start to listen to how you talk to yourself.
Does any of the following sound familiar? 

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The power of your WORDS

The power of your WORDS

Stop for a second and imagine this.

Imagine that everything you say to your children forms a droplet of water on their forehead. The droplets fall onto the ground in front of them forming a pool, a lake and finally an ocean. . .

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