Category Archives: Feelings & Emotions

7 Ways to “Do What You Love” Without Looking For a New Job!

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How ‘Do What You Love’ Sets Us Up for Disappointment – and What to Do About it! I have an issue with the current self-help meme that encourages people to “do what they love”. How many times have you heard: … Continue reading

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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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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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5 Easy Ways to Brighten Up Your Day!

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One of the biggest lies we’re told (and it’s constantly reinforced in adverts, movies, magazines etc) is that we SHOULD be happy. Yes, there are horrible atrocities going on all over the world right now, people starving. And we’re so … Continue reading

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25 x Fabulous Inspirational Quotes to Get You Fired up and Back on Track!

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How are your goals coming along? I’m a big fan of quotes as a source of inspiration and to help you refocus on your goals this week I’m sharing some of my favourite inspirational quotes! So, if you want to … Continue reading

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Two Actions You Can Take Today To Feel Brilliant AND Begin to Create the Life You Want!

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I don’t know about you but I have an action-bias. Whatever happens in life – good, bad, indifferent – I feel the need to take action. Action moves me towards my goals, and it also helps me resolve my issues … Continue reading

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Want To Enjoy Life More? Send Your Inner Critic on a Vacation!

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What if your inner critic took a vacation? Let me tell you how this idea came about. One of the things that has most helped my personal growth has to been to pay attention to how I FEEL. And it … Continue reading

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5 Helpful Steps to Turn your Worry into a Healthy Activity!

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Are you What if-ing yourself into a pickle? Worrying is unpleasant at the best of times, and sometimes we manage to work ourselves up and feel truly horrible! We get busy imagining all sorts of scenarios that MIGHT happen – … Continue reading

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