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What has become your new normal, and are you willing to change it?

  I was talking to a client last week who described a life changing event when he was 14.   He smoked weed for the first (and last) time, and since then he felt like he’s been watching life through a veil, or from behind glass.   He’s had heightened anxiety and struggles to relate to those around him.   He’s looked into it on google and found the terms “derealization” and “depersonalisation.”   “Derealization is an alteration in the perception…

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You drown not by falling in the river, but by staying submerged in it

  Life is full of ups and downs, where it can feel like the shit hitting the fan will never end. This is a guaranteed part of life. But like old mate Tony Robbins says, pain is part of life; suffering is optional. Granted, when life gives you lemons, you can feel very triggered, angry, hurt, upset, resentful, bitter… and if this goes on for long enough you risk burnout, anxiety and depression. We can be our own worst enemy…

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Panic! Panic! Everything is out of control!

  In the West we say “panic panic! Everything is out of control!” In the Buddhist world they say “relax relax! Everything is out of control.”   I heard this quote on a podcast recently where they were talking about the current pandemic and increased fear and anxiety globally.   While of course there are things that we can control, like our own personal hygiene, there is much we cannot.   So instead of joining everyone else in panicking, do…

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Some tools to help you through the stressful times

We are all managing heightened levels of anxiety at the moment with the global coronavirus pandemic. I thought it would be a good time to condense my top tips on reducing stress, anxiety and releasing emotional baggage. Dip into some of these older blogs which are full of tips and strategies to help you get through crazier times.   You’re not a mess – you’re a feeling person in a messy world   Is your mood impacting your immune system?…

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You’re not a mess. You’re a feeling person in a messy world.

  Last week I had a few conversations where people spoke a lot about their anxiety and depression.   What I’ve noticed is that sometimes we pathologise feelings that are a normal response to an abnormal situation.   “You are not a mess. You are a feeling person in a messy world.” ~Glennon Doyle Melton   We throw around terms like anxiety and depression very loosely in this modern world, often when it’s not actually clinical depression or anxiety.  …

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Is it time to end your suffering?

I’ve been listening to a bit of Tara Brach lately and she has a great video about how to stop the war against ourselves. She speaks about how when we’re suffering, it’s because we’re holding on too tight and need to let go. If you let go a little you’ll find a little peace. If you let go a lot, you’ll find a lot of peace. If you let go completely, you’ll be able to live your life fully. This…

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