Self Help

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How to Practice Self-Therapy + Tips to Keep You Calm

Tips To Keep You Calm Due to COVID-19, many people are experiencing stress and anxiety, which makes now a great time to begin managing and keeping track of your levels of stress and how you can decrease those levels. There are many days, especially during this time, where you may…

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How to Self-Care like the Stars

Tips on how to self-care like the stars in our ‘new normal’. Have you been finding yourself struggling with stress-induced issues like anxiety and insomnia? Do you find it hard to relax and recharge as work and personal life blend when working at home? Well, we’re here to tell you…

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Another Moment of Great Big Clarity

Another Moment of Great Big Clarity If you’ve read Too Relieved To Grieve, you will know how essential my War Council was to me when my life shifts hit the fan. For the uninitiated: “… my War Council is compromised of those who coalesced around me at the point of…

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Why Self-Publish

WHY SELF-PUBLISH? Because I’m a control freak? Yes, that’s an undeniable fact at this point in my life. Because I’m a masochist? Generally no, but even I started to wonder during the seemingly endless editing process. Because no one else would publish my work? No actually, there were a couple…

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Achieving Your Resolutions With Scientific Hacks

Achieving Your Resolutions With Scientific Hacks After the holiday craze swiftly followed by the January blues, our New Year’s Resolutions don’t stand a very good chance of making it past January. How many of you are still sticking to yours? Whether you made big or small goals, it’s easy to…

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WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY? I’ve had a thing for New Year’s Eve since 1981, when as [ahem] an embryo, I was allowed to stay up late and see in 1982. It quickly became my favourite day and night of the year; easily surpassing Christmas and even my birthday. As I…

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How Dogs Can Help Fight Depression

Being Less Lonely – How Dogs Can Help Fight Depression There are many reasons why dogs are great – apart from the fact that they’re just so darn cute. But there are other ways in which our furry little friends can also be useful on a daily basis. Indeed, many…

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Walking Towards Beauty

Walking Towards Beauty Will you walk with me?  Will you walk towards, and into, a life of beauty – leaving the fear and destruction behind? Because it’s what our planet needs…what we need. It’s when our backs are against the wall and we have limited options, that our truth emerges….

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#NotWorthMe

Not Worth Me Someone much wiser than I once said: “Maturity comes not with age but with responsibility“, and it’s true. Maturity is not measured by age, because it’s an attitude built by experience, blended together with a grown up acceptance of personal responsibility. Can you think of a person…

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Why Do Women Suffer More From Depression Than Men

Five Reasons Why Women Have to Deal with Anxiety and Depression More Than Men Job, children, husband, in-laws, parents, money, career, hormones, relationships, and everything under the Sun worries the woman. Juggling a hundred things from morning to midnight drives a woman crazy. But men have hectic lives too, right?…

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SHAKE IT OFF! 

In Too Relieved To Grieve I tell you my story from September 2013 until the beginning of June 2017, which were without doubt the hardest years of my life. To say Life had decided to give me lemons was something of an understatement. For reasons I wouldn’t appreciate until years…

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How to Improve your Confidence with Eye Contact

The Power of Eye Contact  As women, learning how to make strong eye contact is one of the most powerful skills we can develop, both in our professional and our personal lives. Humans are social creatures, and the way we meet the gaze of others reveals a lot about what…

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Dealing with Difficult Emotions in your Relationship

Emotional adulthood in your relationship. Are you an emotional adult yet? “You make me feel sad… frustrated… disappointed!” is a common way to express our emotions to our partners, when we are unhappy. Most of our emotional wounds are caused by other people, such is our perception anyway. It’s most…

It Pays to Engage with Charm

It Pays to Engage with Charm Charm is the power of delighting, attracting and fascinating others, and having the ability to influence benignly; so why wouldn’t you? Perhaps it’s just me, but I am becoming increasingly aware of the levels of aggression we’re encountering these days, as opposed to the…

Celebrity Morning Routines for Ultimate Productivity

Do you ever wonder why some people have boundless energy throughout the day or are able to laser-focus on activities? Their morning routine might have something to do with it. Some of the most successful people in the world have healthy morning routines that they implement daily. For example, Miley…

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Simple Things You Can Do to Reduce Stress Now

Everyone feels stress. It’s a part of life that you’ll experience at one point or another. And, while you can’t always prevent it from happening, there are a few things you can do to manage it, so it doesn’t ruin your day. Because of how hectic and fast-paced life is,…

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The Answer To Your Problems Is To…

Begin. That really is the simple solution towards many of our problems. We ruminate, we over think, procrastinate; we second guess ourselves and doubt. We give latitude to the negative self-talk committee in our heads and before we know it, the negative self-talk committee has secured another victory at our…

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10 Girl Boss Lessons from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Women all over the world are redefining what it means to be powerful. Girl bosses are paving the way for future generations. Whether it’s demanding the raise you deserve, pursuing a career in a male-dominated industry or simply standing up for a political issue you believe in – strength and confidence…

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THE PASSING PARADE OF INTEREST

I have worked with a number of start up entrepreneurs who – depending on their field of expertise – bemoan the marketing and social media aspects of getting their venture off the ground. Whilst in the long run it’s imperative this work is outsourced ASAP, the early days of an start…

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The Sure-Fire Way to Increase your Confidence

As a coach, many of my clients come to me to improve their confidence levels. I decided to undertake a survey to understand what could be getting in the way of increasing confidence levels and what could help boost confidence. The findings were interesting: A high percentage of those that…

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Is your Child a Victim of Bullying?

Do you suspect your child might be the victim of bullies? Maybe you think your child is responsible for bullying? As a child, I stood out. I was much taller than many of my peers, which left me as an open target for bullies. Unfortunately, it ran in the family,…

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How to Feel Confident and Beautiful in Your Own Skin in 5 Steps

How often do you criticize yourself? Probably more than you should, and it’s high time you did something about it. However, there are simple tips and tricks how to feel and look better. Remember that your inner self reflects on your face, so the moment you start feeling better about…

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Seeing Wellness

Seeing Ourselves As Well A common misconception we tend to have, is that dis-ease (emotional, mental, physical or discomfort of any type) needs to be immediately overcome: that it should not be part of our reality…that it is wrong. This creates inner conflict as the judgement ‘guarantees’ the presence of…

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Gift The Mother In You

A Zen Life going Forward 3 Steps Towards Living a Lighter Life To the women who live to mother. Consciously we all strive for an abundant life, a body that is in optimum health, and relationships that are fulfilling and nourishing. Yet it feels as though these desires to perfect ourselves…

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WHY WE PARENTS MUST TRUST

So Facebook ambushed me with a TimeHop post this morning, with a photo of my daughter ten years ago. The overwhelming cuteness of her literally sucked all the oxygen out of my lungs, and my eyes misted over. It must have been the onions I was chopping earlier in the week….

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How to grow yourself up

Have you ever been knocked down in life? Beset by seemingly insurmountable problems, obstacles and perhaps even betrayal or heartbreak? Well, I believe it happens to us all, because it is through these trying and arduous experiences, that give us the chance to grow and become more than we once…

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Living Life on a Lighter Note

What if the problem you are trying to solve is only a problem because you see it as one? Picture yourself in one of the following scenarios. Scenario A: You walk into a messy room finding misplaced items scattered everywhere. The problem is not that the room is messy, but rather…

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LIVE TOO DEFENSIVELY & YOU WON’T LIVE AT ALL

A man raised a baby swan in a glass jar, but as the bird grew it became stuck in the jar. The man was caught now, for the only way to free the thing was to break the jar, killing the swan ~ Zen proverb We have probably all experienced,…

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Your Breakthrough Will Come With…

Your Breakthrough Will Come With… Whatever you’re seeking a breakthrough for, be it a career promotion, dieting results, fitness goals, relationship hopes or business growth and development, there’s one key ingredient you need to make it happen: momentum. Imagine pulling your bike out from the garage and sitting astride it,…