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It happens in nice middle calss families too

It Happens in Nice Middle Class Families Too.

Telling the Truth It has taken me decades to talk about this stuff openly and honestly. To be able to tell my truth without hanging my head in shame. The reason for this is two fold.  Firstly there is the blanket of denial I grew up under and secondly there is what what went on underneath

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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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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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Do one thing today

Do One Thing Today

It’s simpler than you may think. As I sat down to mediate this morning I felt heavy,  achey and a bit down.  I was aware of the part of me that wants to give up because it’s all too hard,  that sometimes wants a different life.  She doesn’t want to have to keep doing the

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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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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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