Category Archives: encouragement

So What DO You Want?

In times of stress & challenge we are very good at wishing we were somewhere else, doing something else or in a different situation. However, when we are asked what we WANT we are less good at answering the question! … Continue reading

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Covert Narcissism: (4) Escaping Alcatraz

In Part 1 we looked at terminology & background to narcissism In Part 2 we started to look at traits & behaviours of covert narcissists In Part 3 we examined narcissistic patterns, behaviours & starting to break free In this … Continue reading

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10 Top Tips For Enjoying Lockdown

10 tips for fulfilment & enjoyment which work any day of the week or time of the year; in crisis or achievement. Continue reading

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High Risk Living?

Life has a habit of throwing us unwanted surprises every so often. For me it has been an 18-moth bout of depression & more recently, a heart attack & surgery. I would never have invited either of these into my … Continue reading

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Some Light in the Darkness

Hi! It has been some time since I posted on here but glad to say that I am back up & running. These times are uncertain for many of us. It can all seem very oppressive & stifling. But as … 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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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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Some Friends Leave a Hole When They Are Gone

Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got ‘Til it’s gone Joni Mitchell: Big Yellow Taxi I have come to realise that friends fall into a number of categories, the most valuable being that you … 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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Give Up or Go On?

I think we all, at some point in our life, hit that crossroads where we ask ourself questions like ‘Is it really worth it?’ ‘Can I survive any more discouragement?’ ‘Am I the only one that sees the potential in … Continue reading

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