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Letting Your Dreams Live A Life Of Their Own


So much is unknown about this mystery we like to call “life.”

We have our theories and ideas about it, our values and beliefs that may help guide us through it, but watertight certainty about any of it is hard to find.

Except for one thing:

This is probably the only time your life will be lived.

Just think about that for a

This is the only time when your unique talents and abilities...
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acceptance

The Season Of Giving (Yourself A Break)


Yep, it’s that time of year already – again. Welcome to the season that packs so much into itself:

The “silly season”
The season of goodwill
Of giving and receiving
Of remembering or maybe even trying to forget…
Of balancing extra pressure and expectations
Of anniversaries and reflections; joy and pain.

It’s a complicated time of year…

So as you prepare yourself for whatever shades of the seasonal spectrum that you will face this time, maybe it’s work asking:

What...
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acceptance

Feel Like You Don’t Fit In? Learning To Celebrate Your Secret Self


Sometimes it’s hard not to feel like an outsider. Like you don’t quite fit in.

Maybe you’re carrying a certain sadness that sets you apart from the places that other people seem to inhabit right now. Or maybe you doubt your worth or your ability to contribute sometimes. Maybe you just feel “different.” Or even “weird.” Or that your values or the way you want to live your life...
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How To Stop Arguing With Yourself And Make A Decision



Have you ever tried to make up your mind about something and then found yourself lost in a never-ending argument of pros and cons? Looking for "the right" answer… Where you catch yourself thinking: "On this hand…" and "On the other hand…" until it's all completely out of hand?

And now you're feeling even more lost than when you started. Swamped. Confused.

I know I have.

Yet maybe there's another way through...
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Black and White Thinking

You Are Not Your Thoughts: A Personal Philosophy Of Mind


I have a love-hate relationship with one of the major therapies endorsed by psychology today: cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Both as a therapist, and as a client, I know it can work. It can bring fast relief in acute times. So it's a good thing to have in your inner toolbox when you're working with the challenges life can throw you.

In a (very small) nutshell, CBT asks you to question...
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Beginnings

Perfectionism, Procrastination And Preparing A Plan For Your Life


How will you know that you're ready to start? Once you've planned and perfected and plotted all your goals on a graph, like we're so often encouraged to do. How will you know you're ready?

It's an important question, whatever change or dream or hope you might be facing. (And, life being what it is, it's pretty rare not to be facing one of these sorts of things…)

So how will you know you've...
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Can Diet Diminish Depression? Helping Your Body Help Your Mind


You know the story, an apple a day's supposed to keep the doctor away. But can a healthy diet also help keep depression at bay, too? Some researchers see a connection.

And that's important, because sometimes depression's treated as though it's "all in your head."

As it turns out, it may well be in your body, too.

And, if that's the case for you, then it's worth investigating. So let's take a quick look…

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