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How to be a more authentic self, and have more authentic relationships for better living

authentic-self

I have been researching the idea of being an ‘authentic self’ which is where we are true to ourselves and others, not covered up by our persona’s and fear of judgement from others’. This then led onto ‘authentic relationships’ which is where we have trustworthy, worthwhile, two-way relationships with people who do the

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Book signings, confidence, radio interviews, support, special guests, mental health, anxiety and inspiration!

Me at the Essex Author Extravaganza

The Essex Author Extravaganza went really well at the weekend! I nearly didn’t go, I nearly didn’t do the radio interview, but I did both.

I was in a bit of a state over the radio interview, but told EVERYONE I could that I was doing it, as

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Creative and Expressive Writing Therapy – write yourself better, healthier and happier!

I have enjoyed writing short stories since I was very young. When I read some of them now, I wonder where my ideas

Me as a child

came from; a very young child writing about a scary place in the woods…

I now know that my stories probably came from fear and stress, and

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Self-doubt – we all know it, but let’s tell it where to go!

Flowers I bought myself this week because I am worth it

I was washing the dishes this morning, and got thinking about college and how well I feel I did in my CBT role play yesterday when I got yet another pang of self-doubt about it.

Contradictory thoughts are pretty destructive as they frustrate,

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Psychoanalytical Group Therapy, Counselling at college, impulsive behaviours, alcohol and mental health, a bad few days for me

My Verbenas September 2014

I got drunk Wednesday night (I did not want to be alone) and woke feeling horrendous Thursday morning – sore throat worse and I felt very run down. It was not a hangover, it was my brain. On waking I knew I didn’t want the day to even begin. I

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