Category Archives: depression

Recognising Manipulation & Emotional Abuse (4): Breaking Free of Emotional Abuse & Manipulation

Today, in this Fourth Part of a series of 5 articles where I will examine how it is possible to break-free of the cycle of emotional abuse & manipulation. Over many years I have witnessed & been on the receiving … Continue reading

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(Un)Happy Christmas

  After a long break due to health issues I have chosen to return to my blog on Christmas Day. Why? Because this year, more than others, I am aware of many people who will find today & the next … 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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Depression: 7 ‘Insider Secrets’ – Why It Isn’t What It Looks Like!

Here is a brief insight into my personal world of the battle with depression.  We are all different but I hope this will help you get inside our sometimes scary & seemingly out-of-control world & realise that you can, through … Continue reading

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Striving For Perfection: A Distraction From The Truth?

“That’s perfect!” “Perfection indeed!” “Aim for perfection & you’ll get somewhere near.” Such phrases trip off our tongue & find their way into so many everyday conversations: at home; in the office; in our training & target-setting events; in our … Continue reading

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Setting The Victim, Rescuer & Persecutor Free

    Sometimes we find ourselves locked into a seemingly never ending cycle: One minute we feel hard-done-by, then someone helps us, then we struggle with the help or we feel resentful towards the helper, then we feel guilty & hard-done-by etc … Continue reading

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The Drama Triangles: Childhood Experiences Affecting Adult Life

    Have you ever been on the receiving-end of help & then, for no apparent reason found it all too much, too invasive, too personal & become highly defensive or aggressive towards the person helping you? Have you ever … Continue reading

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