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Trauma is the gateway

I saw a very thought provoking quote by Russell Brand (love him) the other day that is so true.   “Cannabis isn’t a gateway drug. Alcohol isn’t a gateway drug. Nicotine isn’t a gateway drug. Caffeine isn’t a gateway drug.   Trauma is the gateway. Childhood abuse is the gateway. Molestation is the gateway. Neglect is the gateway.   Drug abuse, violent behaviour, hyper sexuality and self-harm are often the symptoms (not the cause) of much bigger issues. And it…

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Let go or be dragged

“Hold with an open hand, or face the consequences”   We’ve all been there.   Something in our life isn’t working out the way we thought it would, or wanted it to.   We know that we need to let go, but we cling on for dear life hoping things will get better.   “If I just stay another 6 months in this job that’s killing my soul, maybe I’ll figure out what I want to do with my life.”…

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The trap of “smiling depression”

We often think of depressed people hiding in the dark in their house, looking and feeling lethargic, and isolating themselves from others.   Not everyone shows depression in this way.   Some people will feel the lethargy, sadness, worthlessness, hopelessness, helplessness, yet put on a mask where they’re smiling and doing their best to hide how they really feel.   They’re skilled at masking their depression, powering through the day appearing to others as cheery and happy.   This is…

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Is your mood impacting your immune system?

The interaction between our mental health and physical health is complex, but there is now more and more research being done into it. Researchers have now found a wealth if evidence to show that when we suppress our emotions, we also suppress our immune system. They’ve also found that positive emotions support the immune system, leading to faster healing time from illness and injury. Research has found that those who’ve lost a spouse can take up to a year to…

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50 things I would tell my younger self

As we get older, we accumulate more experience, wisdom and lessons (hopefully!).   Each year I reflect in a deeper and deeper way about the roads I’ve travelled along the way, the pain I’ve experienced and how I’ve grown as a result, and I look forward to taking that wisdom forward with me.   I remember being a tortured 15 year old, wondering what the fuck life was all about, seeing all this mundane shit around me and knowing there…

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