Category Archives: hope

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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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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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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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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Coming Soon: One Minute Book Reviews

Although it can be a struggle at first, reading books is something I enjoy. Once I’ve started I have to finish! They are like a magnet, drawing me in. Personally, I find the physical book much more accessible & attractive … Continue reading

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Building Confidence & Overcoming Fears: Some Personal Experiences

This past week I have been pondering a few lessons I have learnt whilst helping people overcome fears & grow in confidence. Hopefully, they will help you on your journey too. So, here goes … What is Confidence? I think … Continue reading

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For Those In Peril On The Sea

Whilst visiting my children in the Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin) this week my attention was drawn to this lovely memorial to mariners from the Island who had lost their lives at sea; in war & in peace. Take care … Continue reading

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