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  • Are You Controlling

    Are You Controlling

    Hands up those of us that have a secret or not so secret control freak aspect to their personality?! The reality is that this is a very common human characteristic; one that pops out for many of us during times of stress and strain and one that, left unchecked, can cause difficulties in family and

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    Weather and our mood

    Weather and our mood

    The world often seems like a much happier place when the sun is shining. If your heart sinks when you open the curtains in the morning to discover grey, wet, windy and downright horrible conditions outside then it may feel like the weather is affecting your emotions. Study However, research conducted by Dr Franz Buscha,

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    How to support an ageing family member

    How to support an ageing family member

    The ‘second childhood’ phase of life that happens for many people in their late seventies onwards can be a potentially testing time all round. As relationships go through role reversal and adult children find themselves involved in the personal care and day to day overseeing of their now childlike parents, nerves can wear thin unless

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    Emotions and the nervous system

    Emotions and the nervous system

    Whilst we cannot see our emotions, more and more of us are realizing the more informed we are about our feelings, the more centered and balanced our lives can be. Emotions have as much to do with the body as they do with the brain, and now that the mainstream has accepted that our minds,

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    How to fulfil your dreams

    How to fulfil your dreams

    We all have dreams. Every single one of us. There are things we’d love to do, to have, to know and to experience. Yet achieving our dreams can seem impossible in the day-to-day rhythm of life, with all its obligations and responsibilities. But there’s the thing, the first step to realising our dreams is believing

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    Are you living vicariously through your children

    Are you living vicariously through your children

    Oooh that’s a bit of a question isn’t it? First off, what does vicarious actually mean? It is the word given to the behaviour of trying to experience something second hand, through another person’s experience. We all do it to some extent, for example, when people are telling us about their travels we imagine ourselves

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