Category Archives: Calmer

A new approach to anxiety and depression helped me to write again.

Anxiety and Depression A new approach to anxiety and depression helped me to write again after an unintended break. Today headphones announced their arrival. Abandoned plans In Dec I planned to send another Radical Self Care Newsletter but as that month progressed I realised that in order to get through what became an intense and busy

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Let go

Could you be a Chinese farmer?

I love this story. My mind is extremely adept at judging everything, assessing it’s merit or not and thinking it knows what’s going on all the time. When I apply the Chinese Farmer attitude to my life there is an easing up, a relaxing that takes place. I let go of trying to predict all

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What is it like to be me?

After watching this Sustainable Human video,  What is it like to be you? (Available at the bottom of this post) I thought about how very easy it is to judge others, to imagine we know how they are, what it’s like for them, to see the outside and think we understand the inside. We don’t. I thought about

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Easter – what does it mean for you?

I have adapted this from a blog I wrote a few years ago while living on a boat in Greece, it still resonates for me today? Easter was a lovely simple affair, in Greece they don’t go in for the massive commercial take-over of every religious festival like we do in the UK. It’s so

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Change Is Always Possible

Middle of the Night Mind Bending

I love Tara Brach. She has been a companion of mine for the last 5 years or so, though she doesn’t know it. I started listening to her when we were away sailing and while I was recovering from CFS/ME. I used to lie down in my little cabin and listen to podcasts of her

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Relieve Stress

Relieve Stress

Learn how to calm down, let go and relax. You might not even know you are stressed but you may be experiencing one or more of these symptoms: Low energy Headaches Stomach problems Muscle tension Chest pain or rapid heartbeat Trouble getting to sleeping Disturbed sleep Shaking Excessive sweating Racing thoughts Clenching our jaw or

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Create some space

Create Some Space

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” Victor Frankl At one time I never even knew there was a space.  I moved seamlessly from stimulus to response with not even a hint that there might

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Meditation

Meditation: it may not be what you think!

Over 20 years ago sitting on Brighton beach I made my first attempt at meditating. I thought the idea was to empty my mind,  so that’s what I tried.  About 2 seconds later I realised that was never going to happen,  there was a cacophony going on in there! Over the years I have tried

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