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Talking about trauma

Talking about trauma

There’s a widely held belief, proven over time, that after a traumatic event we benefit from being able to talk about it. It is soothing and reassuring to speak with a sympathetic and understanding person about our fear and pain. It can help us heal. Studies have...

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Perfectionism, Procrastination and Progress

Perfectionism, Procrastination and Progress

So often, perfectionism morphs into procrastination, destroys inspiration and halts any form of creativity or progress. A great new idea is likely to never see the light of day if a perfectionist is in charge of the project. Constant reviewing, modifying and tweaking...

What causes you stress?

What causes you stress?

What causes you stress? Some of us love flying, while others become a nervous wreck the moment they step into the airport before a flight. Some can move house with happy anticipation and ease, while others find their minds scrambled and their emotions all over the...

The Merits of Meditation and Mindfulness

The Merits of Meditation and Mindfulness

The Merits of Meditation and Mindfulness Different studies and scientific research have found that both meditation and mindfulness help to reduce the harmful effects of stress and trauma. They can ease the symptoms of anxiety and depression; help with sleep, digestive...

Will this nourish and support me?

Will this nourish and support me?

It’s not hocus-pocus. This simple question can reduce your stress and guide you through life. Will this nourish and support me? Whether food, drink, work, friendships or family situations, the truth is, what doesn’t nourish or support you in the long term will deplete...

Change your brain, Nourish & nurture your mind

Change your brain, Nourish & nurture your mind

Change your brain Nourish and nurture your mind Your thoughts influence, and are influenced by, your emotions. They are also stimulated and triggered by what you feel, see, hear, taste and smell. Repetitive thoughts create neurological patterning that can either...

Just do it!

Just do it!

Just do it! Imperfect action is perfect.   Striving for perfection is exhausting and highly stressful. Perfection is a moving target. In this fast-paced world, as soon as something is mastered a more up-to-date version needs to be conquered. Having all our ducks...

Gratitude

Gratitude

Gratitude A “thank you” from a sales assistant after we’ve made a purchase is a polite gesture. True gratitude touches the heart. When reminiscing, my mother would enjoy telling stories of her adventures on the Amazon. On one occasion, she went with a group up river....

Fear

Fear

Fear We have nothing to fear, but fear itself. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fear is vital for human survival. It is there to keep us safe from danger. Fear activates the stress response: fight, flight or freeze. A variety of physiological changes occur giving us...

The Power of Nature

The Power of Nature

Study nature, Love nature, Stay close to nature. It will never fail you. Frank Lloyd Wright. We are wired to be in nature. The vacation industry panders to this fact, reflected in premium charge for rooms with a view of the ocean, the mountains or ski slopes, or...