Category Archives: Stress

Radical Self Care

You’d think I’d have known better! Do you?

You know that feeling when you realise you’ve taken on too much? Well I’m having it.  I won’t bore you with the list, but suffice to say that in a currently full to capacity life I decided to take on more.  Oh yea! Taken on too much Yes I’ve taken on too much. No-one made

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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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Can you put yourself first without feeling guilty?

I have been attempting to do this since late last year, it’s a challenge! Human lives can exert huge amounts of pressure at times and occasionally it feels like too much, we get swamped. That’s what happened to me during early winter last year.  Several difficult events occurred in my life and in the life of those

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Self-care, the answer to remaining calm; we all know this so why are we so bad at it?

I used to run on adrenaline all the time, but I had no idea I did, that was, until I started to calm down. Calming down is not coming easily to me. My default motorway wide neural connections are to rev up and run. I can pretty easily get tipped into high dramarama with the

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Unhitch from Facebook

Saving Ourselves From Toxic People

Not always easy, but always liberating. As we change and grow in our lives we may come to realise that some of the people around us are not good for us anymore. Maybe we’ve let them boss us around, belittle us and put us down, maybe we end up drinking too much or taking drugs

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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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Doing what we love late at night – not good!

I woke up feeling groggy, a bit negative and somewhat overwhelmed this morning. Why? I got carried away and spent far too long and late working on my website last night and consequently I woke several times during the night thinking about sliders, wording, blog posts etc.  What I realise happened is that I was

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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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Take the pressure of yourself

Take The Pressure Off Yourself

Learn to let go and relax. Someone once told me to “stop shoulding on myself.”  I didn’t even know what they were talking about.  My “shoulding’ was so habitual and ingrained it took quite some time for me to even start to hear myself. The Oxford Dictionary definition for should says: Used to indicate obligation,

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