• Why we all need therapy

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    Here is a great article by Alain de bottom exploring why we need therapy, posted on the school of life’s website. He suggests that therapy can attribute to a more reflective, less reactionary and more considered way of being in the world. In almost all countries and communities around the…

  • Mindfulness on the go

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    This is a good article about mindfulness on the go,being mindful enables us to live more fully, with present moment awareness that improves our health, promotes our well-being and helps us to appreciate life. The Power of Mindfulness On-the-Go By ELISHA GOLDSTEIN, PH.D. During the day many of us are…

  • Our changing relationship to Happiness

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    Richard Layard explains our changing relationships with happiness in this article and the ideas around action for happiness. ‘Our living standards are unprecedented but our happiness is no higher than fifty years ago. That is the bad news, which reliable surveys reveal. The good news is that happiness depends mainly…

  • Using your wise mind

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    To be wise or use our ‘wise mind’ is a skill acquired that comes with experience, humility and the capacity to embrace our mistakes, vulnerabilities and live with the inherent uncertainties that life inevitably bestows upon us. Facing these life lessons with a degree grace, self acceptance and compassion offer…

  • How to cope with Bereavement

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    BROKEN HEART: HOW TO COPE WITH BEREAVEMENT BY DR. SAIRA GRACIE RAZZAQ published in welldoing.org We all know that loss is an inevitable consequence of making an attachment. No one gets out of here alive, as it were. Yet the severing of this attachment is literally heart breaking. A recent…

  • Authentic leadership and wellbeing!

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    Having just delivered an Authentic leadership and well being course, I have been thinking about true leadership potential, as it emphasises the ‘possibilities’ inherent in us all, and how we engage with this potentiality more fully as we all embrace becoming leaders in out own lives. This unfolds as we…

  • How to become a better judge of people.

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    How do we make more accurate and meaningful ways of understanding and relating to others? How might we better understand the ‘softer’ traits when we interview someone for a job for example or want to get behind the exterior self? Anthony Tjan suggests adopting a more attitudinal approach around skill…

  • What is it like to live with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

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    What is the real lived experience of people living with obsesssive compulsive disorder? Researchers found the key themes centred around ‘feeling like a failure’, ‘wishing to belong and fit in’, ‘loving and hating’ the condition and worrying about what other’s thought of them. The researchers suggest that linking early childhood…

  • Courage and Resilience: Maya Angelou describes her work.

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    “I understood early that not everything I did was going to be a masterpiece, but I would try to do it the best I knew how. I’ve listened to an inner voice and had enough courage to try unknown things.” Celebrated poet and author Maya Angelou on her life’s work.

  • Men deal with grief differently. How you can help.

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    Studies have shown that men process grief differently, as men are sometimes taught to hide, deny, repress or avoid their feelings. Ken Druck’s article makes some suggestions for healthy and effective ways to support a man who you care about through grief.

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