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The importance of self-care and how to do it, especially around grief

The importance of self-care and how to do it

Today, 23rd August, would have been my mum’s 85th birthday. It is the first one she has not been here for since her passing six months ago. I often wish I could see her, but especially today. Last week was my dad’s birthday and as

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‘It could be worse’ poll, invalidation, and the results!

I have just completed my first poll to see how people feel about certain things.

On this occasion, I asked this question:

If you are feeling ‘really’ bad about something in your life that affects YOU negatively’ (physically or emotionally) and someone says ‘It could be worse’ or ‘others suffer more’ does this:

A Help

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Day five of my ‘Six days to simple mindfulness and relaxation’ – today is all about the sense of smell

My plants outdoor August 2014

So, we have come to day five of my six days to mindfulness and better relaxation – day five is all about what we smell (if you are blessed with the sense of smell)

I want you to think about everything that you smell today. This is one

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Skills to help cope with difficult emotions and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) from my experiences

Skills to help cope with difficult emotions and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) from my experiences 🙂

Coping with your emotions

“I get sick of my emotions – the slightest thing sometimes, I cannot cope with – I want to, but my body starts shaking and a panic comes on, and the anger, I just cannot

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