Tag Archives: life

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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Why We ALL Need to Understand the Basics of Narcissism

To many of us, the term Narcissist or Narcissism is nothing more than a word we hear or read too often in the press & media. We don’t understand it. It doesn’t affect us. So there it stops. But what if it does affect … Continue reading

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Covert Narcissism: (1) Why Their Web is SO HARD to Escape From

Today is Part 1 of a 4-Part blog-post looking at covert narcissists & how to break free. I am not a psychologist or a counsellor but I hope that what I have experienced & learnt along the way will help … 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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What is Hope?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines Hope as ‘noun. /hoʊp/ 1[uncountable, countable] a belief that something you want will happen‘ I think that Hope is actually much bigger than just something I would like to happen. To me Hope encompasses passion, … 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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Choices, Targets & Perspectives

Sometimes we can look ahead, set our goals & start moving in that direction. Along the way, we will meet some obstacles or challenges. Sometimes they will seem so big that we focus on them & almost lose sight of … Continue reading

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Blue Sky & Clouds: What Do You See?

What do you see: blue sky breaking through the clouds or clouds covering the blue sky? Take care until next time …

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How The Seasons Change

Looking back over the past year, the same situation has seemed very different depending on the time & season ie. when I look at it & how well I am feeling. There is a bridge that I walk over on … Continue reading

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