Let’s chat about Boundaries…

B.O.U.N.D.A.R.I.E.S. Lets discuss boundaries… This meme from Lee Harris popped up a few days ago on my personal timeline and it was timely for a variety of reasons so I started to think about boundaries a little more. I remember in a previous business life a person...

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The Power Of The Pause

In a world where multi-tasking is perceived as strength and working long hours are for those that are considered worthy of promotion it can feel strange, ‘wrong’ or not part of the work/life rhythm to ask you to just pause…… Just stop what you are doing…..and just...

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On Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

I’m working with a few clients who are currently experiencing SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and I really empathise with their struggle to stay feeling ‘themselves’ whilst the British Winter and its darkness takes over. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form...

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10 Breaths of Focus Everyday (guest post)

Everyone needs a bit of time to focus everyday whether it be in your yoga practice, meditation, yoga nidra or simply lighting a candle it helps to bring us back to centre. In particular, in Yoga this is what balancing does for us, I love this story about the late BKS...

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All Self Care Advice is Crap (guest post)

All Self Care Advice is Crap! Apart from this, this is golden! Seriously it’s gonna take a lot more than a hot bath and a walk to fix my monumental mess. Do you feel you’re heading down a slippery slope but feel helpless to stop yourself? Are you usually pretty...

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You Really Can Never Tell (guest post)

You really can never, ever assume that you know someone based on first impression, it limits you and you really never ever can tell. I work for a charity that supports rough sleepers. My day is taken up with challenging the impressions that people take from seeing our...

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On Perfectionism & Shame

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in” - Leonard Cohen-‘Anthem’ By the time I was 9 years old perfectionism had nearly killed my little soul. Between the ages of 9 and 15 I suffered severe panic attacks which meant I couldn’t go to parties, the...

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On Capability & Being ‘Enough’

I woke up earlier this week to see a set of photos on my Facebook newsfeed. Unless you are in a total media black hole you will know the ones I mean I’m sure…..drowned refugee bodies washed up on a Turkish shore (the photos I saw were mainly of the children who died...

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Birth Trauma

This article was originally published on my first Lifeboost therapy website and a variation also appears on the website http://homebirthersandhopefuls.com/. As post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following birth becomes more widely understood the avenues for support...

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