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Recognising Manipulation & Emotional Abuse (3): Tricks & Tactics Used By Emotional Manipulators & Abusers

Today, in this Third Part of a 5-Part series I use real-life examples to examine how emotional abusers & manipulators use their ‘weapons‘  in everyday settings to achieve their aims. Over many years I have witnessed & been on the … Continue reading

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Depression: 7 More ‘Insider Secrets’ – Why It Isn’t What It Looks Like!

  Following on from my last post, Depression:  7 ‘Insider Secrets’ – Why It Isn’t What It Looks Like! I continue my insights into why people struggling with depression may display certain behaviours & how ‘what you see‘ is NOT ‘what is really … Continue reading

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Words Are Not Enough

  What if there are no simple solutions to the problems that have faced us for years? What if part of the answer was us getting off our backside, becoming involved & making a difference rather than standing in crowds, waving … Continue reading

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Some Ways to Challenge Our Fears from Valencia Higuera

As you will know I am passionate about helping people overcome their fears & grow in confidence. Here is a very succinct & useful article on overcoming your fears: http://www.careeraddict.com/5-ways-to-overcome-your-fears-to-achieve-success I’ve also put a pretty picture at the top if … Continue reading

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I tried & Didn’t Do Very Well: I’m Not Sure It’s For Me

Steve Jobs of Apple fame was one of the most physically awkward & unconfident speakers when he started. He went on to become probably one of the most sought-after & inspirational presenters of the past century. When I was 7 … Continue reading

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California Dreaming Just Became Reality: Riding The CalTrain & Memories

Ever since I was young I have loved trains. But it has not been an easy path to being able to stand on a platform & wait for my train to arrive. My recent trip to the USA reminded me … Continue reading

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“I Could Never Do That!”: 3 Practical Steps To Overcoming Fears & Growing In Confidence

We are what we think. Everything we do is controlled by our brain : our thoughts & our actions. Human beings are well-equipped to avoid danger; it’s part of our survival instinct. We see something frightening & our reflexes kick-in: our … Continue reading

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