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Last week we looked at the many ways we can raise our self-esteem and begin to feel better about ourselves. We also identified how these patterns of low self-esteem can start very early in life – and thus it makes sense that we think about developing and promoting self-esteem in childhood. Parents and caregivers can […]

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SELF ESTEEM Self-esteem is determined by how much we value ourselves, and tends to develop from early childhood right into our adult years. Healthy self-esteem is maintained when we achieve a good balance between feeling capable while also feeling loved. Self-judgement or the judgement of others can trigger low self esteem. Negative self-talk such as […]

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Plan For Success

PLAN FOR SUCCESS We are heading into the holidays so it is an excellent time to spend time reflecting on things. This article can help with planning ahead, in whatever task we do, can help smooth the way and prevent problems from arising later on. Confucius, the Chinese philosopher rightly said, “A man who does […]

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Compassion is an essential component of human existence. If we are to accept our humanness then we need to develop compassion. What do we mean exactly by compassion and where does it originate. Compassion can be understood as the emotional response when we perceive suffering, and it can involve an authentic desire to help. It […]

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May is Green Ribbon Month

GREEN RIBBON – CHANGING MINDS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH For the past five years there has been an awareness campaign to change minds around mental health. There are many campaigns with different coloured ribbons across the globe. This green ribbon campaign is aimed at starting the conversation around the stigma attached to Mental Health issues.  What […]

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  Contradictions are one of the hardest things to live with in modern society. When there are two sets of facts or ideas or pictures that conflict but maybe true.  When science has proven something, and then we hear that another scientist has disproved this, what do we believe? Contradictions can also be of a […]

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This article focuses on a crucial element involved in all relationships which is trust.   All of us have some idea of the meaning of trust in an emotional sense, I trust my mother meaning I can rely on her or my friend is trustworthy, I can share personal information and he does not tell […]

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Healing from Betrayal

We looked at trust last week and how to build trust, so this week we examine how to heal when trust is broken, or when betrayal happens. There are examples throughout history and in every religious script of serious betrayals, and many great pieces of literature contain betrayal as the main story. This occurs between […]

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The Great Outdoors


Nature has the ability to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. A walk in the park, along the beach or simply sitting in your garden relaxing, can calm the mind, boost energy levels and restore awareness of the self and others. Being outside in the daylight, amongst nature appreciating the environment and our surroundings can afford […]

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Good Mood Food


It is a well known fact that what we eat and drink can affect our mood. Our body and mind responds to what we digest not just on a physiological level but also on an emotional level. However, everyone has a tendency to ignore this on a small or grand scale to some degree depending […]

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