Category Archives: Stress

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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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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Stress

STRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hands up who has never ever said they are stressed. Ok, maybe you don’t call it that,  maybe you feel: Low energy Headaches Stomach problems Tension in our muscles Chest pain or rapid heartbeat Trouble sleeping Shaking Excessive sweating Clenching our jaw or grinding our teeth. According to the NHS: “You may feel anxious, irritable

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The Agony of Trying to Get Pregnant

The Agony of Trying to Get Pregnant?

I recently watched a programme about single and gay women trying to get pregnant with donor sperm from Denmark. You can buy the frozen sperm on-line and inseminate yourself, travel there for the procedure, or you can go through IVF treatment. Watching this programme reminded me of my own journey to pregnancy. Unlike these women

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Christmas Stress

The Christmas Double Act Within

My inner child is starting to get excited about Christmas, she loves all the tinsel and baubles. Fuelled by memories of bulging kilt socks found at the end of her bed she loves this time of year. Each year the old baby basket appeared, tinsel cascading down it’s sides, followed by delving into boxes hunting

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