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Shining a light on self-sabotage

Let’s begin with what self-sabotage is… When we take action that is not in our best interest and go against ourselves. I believe ALL of us in some way, shape, or form, sabotage ourselves! For some, it may be only be now and again and may not be a pattern of behaviour...

Painfully addicted

How do we know when we are suffering with an addiction, rather than a behaviour based around habit? This is when the behaviour is no longer in the individual’s control and has harmful consequences. There is an urge to carry out the behaviour in order to escape or...

Our relationships, our reflection!

Our life experiences and relationships with others can, at times, feel confusing, complex and painful. This can have an impact on our well-being and perhaps even the relationship we have with ourselves. Intimate relationships are part of our human experiences, from...

When the world appears blind to your depression

The darkness that surrounds depression has been described as being trapped in a dark hole that feels inescapable. Some forms of depression are more noticeable and seen more clearly externally. Other forms are more subtle, more hidden (in or out of awareness) and less...

‘Real’ me or ‘False’ me?

Knowing whether you are being your ‘real’ self or carrying a ‘false’ self-concept that unconsciously adapts to who you have been told you are, or believe yourself to be, is a tangled web. It can be argued that you cannot have one without the other, and both are...

Death and the silent suffering

The pain and suffering of losing a loved one through a bereavement can leave you feeling confused, not knowing how to cope in a situation that is so unfamiliar. Our lives consist of constant unpredictable and unexplained experiences that form changes to our beliefs,...