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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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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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“Why Did I Do That?” Childhood Experiences: Seeds Of Our Adult Life

  Have you ever been in a situation where something happens or something is said & you react immediately, later asking the question, “Why did I do that?” or “Why did I say that?” or even “Why did I think … Continue reading

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Depression? Sorry I Can’t Help You

  One of the biggest misconceptions is that when a person with depression speaks to you they are looking for some deep, meaningful help to cure their problem. People who struggle with true depression (rather than a period of feeling … Continue reading

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YOU MATTER – The Most Important Words You’ll Read Today

  As someone who is familiar with personal struggles around self-value, self-worth, personal value or usefulness to others I am acutely aware how easy it is to lose heart by looking at myself & seeing what is wrong. Don’t get … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help & Support – Use A Safety Net

It is far too easy to hear the loudest voices that shout in my head.  Perhaps the most difficult aspect of this is that those voices shout loudest when I am lowest & least able to handle them. My daily … Continue reading

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