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How Cognitive Dissonance Makes You Say Silly Things!

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In my late teens, I had a friend who dated a rather angry man. One of the stranger things he did was pour an entire kettle of boiling water into his mother’s handbag. I remember how calmly she told me. … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Break Out of the Why? Thinking Spiral

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When something goes wrong, do you (or does someone you know) get fixated on asking “Why?”, “Why me?” or “Why now?”. Is it driving you nuts? Well, you’re not alone. It’s something I see a lot, and it’s easy to … Continue reading

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Trailblazing Women: Eleanor Roosevelt (USA) | by Ellie Langford Parks

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This Tuesday 8th March is International Women’s Day. What better way to celebrate women internationally than to celebrate this woman who loved to travel and used her position to better people’s lives! Read our inspiring guest post from Ellie Langford … Continue reading

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What’s YOUR Rat Park?

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In the 1970s a scientist called Bruce Alexander wanted to show that living conditions cause addiction and not the drugs themselves. So he built Rat Park – 200 times the size of a standard laboratory cage with lots of food, toys … Continue reading

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How to See New Years Resolutions Through a New Lens | By Inga Michaelsen

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The tradition of New Years resolutions goes back over 4000 years. Babylonians made promises & offerings to their gods at the beginning of the New Year, so the gods might bestow their grace upon them. During Caesar’s time in ancient … Continue reading

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[Do Anywhere] Easy 3 Step Calming Meditation for You!

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Sometimes when we’re having a busy or stressful day, we don’t feel like we have the time to take a break. But what if a 2-3 minute breathing meditation could calm you just enough to slow down and help you … Continue reading

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FECK! Easy, Fun 4 Step Process to Help You Deal With Interruptions

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When we allow ourselves to get interrupted, what we’re saying is that the interruption is more important than what we’re currently doing. That’s why it feels icky when a friend, colleague, boss or store assistant we’re talking with stops to … Continue reading

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What is Voluntary Simplicity? Simplify Your Life and Be Happier!

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Earlier this week I came across an article on Voluntary Simplicity. I realised this is what my husband Duncan and I have been doing over the last 12 years or so – without realising it! So I did some research … Continue reading

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Are You Stuck on a Hamster Wheel? What Do You Need in Your Life to Thrive?

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I know it’s not just me. We all lead such busy lives – and all too often we simply don’t take enough care of our ‘selves’. We may make a priority of taking care of others and/or our careers, but … Continue reading

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Are you Creating Your Dream Life?

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This morning I woke up feeling stressed, overwhelmed and resentful. My brain was full, I was tired and frustrated. It’s too much! It’s been an extremely busy few weeks for me – holding my biggest sale of the year at … Continue reading

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