Life balance

Dealing with more than you can handle

Dealing with more than you can handle

There is a saying that life only throws what you can handle at you, but there are times when it seems something has gone awry and you have been dealt a much tougher hand that you feel you can deal with. The natural response at a time like this is to resist what is happening

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Love youself before loving others

Love youself before loving others

It is almost a cliché but there is still an absolute nugget of gold in the statement that you need to love yourself before you can fully love another. For a long time now, there has been a co-dependent aspect to the mainstream understanding of relationships. The lyrics from the most popular chart songs from

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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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Have you grown up emotionally

Have you grown up emotionally

Over the last few decades, there has been an outpouring of material to help people recognise their emotions and learn to express them more clearly. The phrase ‘emotional intelligence’ is now becoming a fairly mainstream phrase, which has a certain amount of value attached to it. Not only on an individual level, also in places

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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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