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Happiness – Thoughts & Research

Happiness – Thoughts & Research

  A friend Paul, who is the creator of the excellent blog, Learning From Dogs,…

Take Away My Emotional Pain And Sadness?

Take Away My Emotional Pain And Sadness?

  Introduction We live in times where many people want their emotional pain and sadness…

A Memoir Of Love – ‘Goodbye Dearest Holly: Ten Years On’ by Kevin Wells

A Memoir Of Love – ‘Goodbye Dearest Holly: Ten Years On’ by Kevin Wells

  It is hard to recall a more beautiful and yet ultimately harrowing image than…

Absence – ‘The Good Father’ a novel by Noah Hawley

Absence – ‘The Good Father’ a novel by Noah Hawley

The Good Father, by Noah Hawley, is a gripping read which looks in-depth at the difficulties…

Understanding Codependency

Understanding Codependency

  If you’ve ever wondered what codependency is, whether or not you could be involved…

Hoarding: How Easily Can You Part With Things?

Hoarding: How Easily Can You Part With Things?

  I wonder if you struggle to part with things or if you have a…

The Walk To School: A Child’s Voice

The Walk To School: A Child’s Voice

Today, from my window, I saw a child walking to school with his mother. I’ve…

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Understanding Codependency

  If you’ve ever wondered what codependency is, whether or not you could be involved in a codependent relationship and what to do about this, then you may find my recent article of interest. Please click on the link below to understand a little more about codependency:   We often hear the word ‘codependency’ in…

Understanding Codependency

A Memoir Of Love – ‘Goodbye Dearest Holly: Ten Years On’ by Kevin Wells

  It is hard to recall a more beautiful and yet ultimately harrowing image than that of two ten-year old missing girls, in Manchester United T-Shirts, smiling to camera. This image became known worldwide, on 4th August 2002, twelve years ago today. The photo was of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman – the two children…

A Memoir Of Love – ‘Goodbye Dearest Holly: Ten Years On’ by Kevin Wells

Absence – ‘The Good Father’ a novel by Noah Hawley

The Good Father, by Noah Hawley, is a gripping read which looks in-depth at the difficulties of fatherhood. It does this through the most dramatic of prisms when Daniel, a son of divorced parents, is accused of murder. Not just any murder, but the murder of a soon-to-be Presidential Candidate. Dr Paul Allen is left to…

Absence – ‘The Good Father’ a novel by Noah Hawley

Happiness – Thoughts & Research

  A friend Paul, who is the creator of the excellent blog, Learning From Dogs, is currently writing a book. He’s about to research and write on the topic of happiness and wondered if I had a few thoughts on it. I decided to share them here in case they are of interest to others.…

Happiness – Thoughts & Research

Taking A Break

This is just a short note to let you know that I’m taking a break from posting for a while. Unfortunately, I haven’t been doing well with my health over the last few months and also my Mum has just been very poorly in hospital and is now home, hopefully, to recuperate. A little break…

Taking A Break

Self-Help Book Recommendations

A Motivational & Inspirational Toolkit: ‘A Survival Guide For Life’ by Bear Grylls

A Motivational & Inspirational Toolkit: ‘A Survival Guide For Life’ by Bear Grylls

I always steer clear of self-help books which offer quick-fix motivation, get rich schemes and strategies which offer unrealistic outcomes. I was fearful that this would be one of those books but, thankfully, it’s not. Although A Survival Guide For Life has…

Can You Breathe Your Way To Willpower? ‘The Willpower Instinct’ by Kelly McGonigal

Can You Breathe Your Way To Willpower? ‘The Willpower Instinct’ by Kelly McGonigal

At this time of recent resolutions and tests on our, often, fragile willpower an excellent book from health psychologist and lecturer Dr Kelly McGonigal, makes fascinating reading. The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do…

Best Self-Help Books of 2012 – Be Your Own Counsellor & Coach

Best Self-Help Books of 2012 – Be Your Own Counsellor & Coach

As we are coming to the close of 2012, I’d like to thank everyone I’ve…

A Common Link In Mental Health Problems? ‘Selfhood’ by Dr Terry Lynch

A Common Link In Mental Health Problems? ‘Selfhood’ by Dr Terry Lynch

Dr Terry Lynch has been working with people experiencing mental distress for 30 years – first…

A Radically New Approach To Change? ‘Rip It Up’ by Richard Wiseman

A Radically New Approach To Change? ‘Rip It Up’ by Richard Wiseman

Behavioural theorists have known for years that when we behave and act in certain ways…

Need To Be More Productive? ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen

Need To Be More Productive? ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen

Do you have multiple projects on the go, all crying out for your attention? Are…

The Mind Management Behind GB’s Olympic Cycling Team: ‘The Chimp Paradox’ by Dr Steve Peters

The Mind Management Behind GB’s Olympic Cycling Team: ‘The Chimp Paradox’ by Dr Steve Peters

Team GB’s cycling team has put on an awesome (in the truest sense of the…

Do You Value Your Intuition? ‘The Gift of Fear’ by Gavin de Becker

Do You Value Your Intuition? ‘The Gift of Fear’ by Gavin de Becker

Intuition, also described as ‘gut instinct,’ is known to most of us. Sometimes we just…

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How Good Are Your Listening Skills?

How Good Are Your Listening Skills?

We all know that being a good listener is vital if we want to have…

Emergency Stress Management: Two-Minute Relaxation

Emergency Stress Management: Two-Minute Relaxation

Living with high levels of stress is becoming, more often than not, our default position.…

Is Perfectionism Holding You Back?

Is Perfectionism Holding You Back?

Perfectionists have created many of our great works of art. Perfectionists are also at the…

You’ve Got Good Friends – Do You Need A Counsellor?

You’ve Got Good Friends – Do You Need A Counsellor?

As much as we try to be our own counsellor and coach, sometimes we need…

What Can You Do About OCD?

What Can You Do About OCD?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a devastating illness which drives sufferers, and their family and friends, to despair. Although…

Understanding Codependency

Understanding Codependency

  If you’ve ever wondered what codependency is, whether or not you could be involved in a codependent relationship and what to do about this, then you may find my recent article of interest. Please click on the link below…

Hoarding: How Easily Can You Part With Things?

Hoarding: How Easily Can You Part With Things?

  I wonder if you struggle to part with things or if you have a problem with hoarding? The article highlighted today offers help for anyone who is a hoarder and also offers support for their loved ones. It looks…

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