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Two Simple Ways to Take Charge of Your Emotional Life

March 6th, 2018 @

Do you feel like your emotions are something outside of your control? Are you really pissed off or just hungry? Can you tell the difference between joy, euphoria and happiness? Lisa Feldman Barrett is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University in Boston and the author of a new book that explores our emotional life. […]

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Category : Blog &Emotional Intelligence &Happiness &Health & Wellbeing &Stress Reduction

Perfection or Excellence?

February 23rd, 2018 @

Do you think that what you do is never good enough? Do you chronically procrastinate, constantly waiting on more information to make your document perfect, hunt websites endlessly to find the best hotel, or end up ordering pizza because you can’t decide which restaurant to go to? Perfectionism is something I see a lot as […]

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Category : Blog &Men's Coaching and Counselling &Procrastination &Young Men

The stories we tell ourselves narrate our reality

February 21st, 2018 @

I spent a lazy Sunday afternoon recently lost in a book. I was pursuing escapism, not enlightenment. So I was a little shocked to come across a snippet of insight that had me reflecting deeply for days afterwards. The book was Stephen Tobolowsky’s My Adventures with God (2017). Let’s be clear, Tobolowsky is no philosopher. He […]

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Category : Blog &Emotional Intelligence &Narrative Therapy

An Alternate View of Stress

February 19th, 2018 @

Is stress permeating through every aspect of your life? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the responsibilities of work, home and social life? Is stress getting in the way of living the life you want? Perhaps you’re not alone. Feeling stressed is an automatic human response to an external threat. When our brain senses danger, the […]

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Category : Addictions &Blog &Depression &Featured &Mood &Parenting &Stress Reduction &Workplace

Facing ‘IT’

January 24th, 2018 @

Do you feel an overwhelming paralysis by a decision you have to make? Do you ignore things in the hope they will just disappear? Do you feel like you’re hiding from the world? For any of you that recently saw the new movie adaptation of Steven King’s book ‘IT’ you would have well and truly […]

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Category : Anxiety &Blog &Happiness &Mood

Are You Part of the Online Dating Revolution?

January 18th, 2018 @

Is Grindr and Tinder your ‘go to’ when it comes to seeking out a partner? Are you meeting people outside your usual social circle? Perhaps you’ve had an interracial encounter? New research suggests that online dating is changing not only the way we meet people but also who we meet. Before it became the social […]

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Category : Blog &CoupleStuff &Dating &Relationships

5 Ways to Face the Dreaded ‘L’ Word.

December 18th, 2017 @

Let me ask you this….. How many Facebook friends do you have? How many utility friends do you have? And finally how many real friends do you have? There is a quiet, health epidemic spreading across the Western world right now and the word begins with ‘L’. Unfortunately it’s not love but loneliness. We all […]

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Category : Blog &Communication &Depression &Lonliness &Mood &Relationships &Stress Reduction

Is Your Online Porn Use Spiraling Out Of Control?

November 1st, 2017 @

So you’ve tried many times to limit or control your porn use. You stop. You feel good for a bit and in control of things. Your concentration returns as well as your focus. You may be off it long enough to start feeling more connected to other areas of your life. Then something happens and […]

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Category : Addictions &Blog &Featured &Porn

Could Anger Be Hiding Your Depression?

October 31st, 2017 @

You’ve spent the weekend away visiting your parents. The drive home was long and stressful because of all the crazy drivers on the road. It’s late, you’re tired and using your last bit of energy to unpack the car. While you were away you purchased a new rug for the living room. Your partner goes […]

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Category : Blog &Communication &CoupleStuff &Depression &Men and Anger &Relationships

Is Pphubbing Affecting Your Relationship?

October 14th, 2017 @

You wake in the morning, what’s the first thing you and your partner do? Cuddle up to each other or reach for your smart phones to check texts, Twitter or respond to emails? When you’re having dinner together how often are you sneaking a few sly glances at incoming alerts? And what’s last thing you […]

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Category : Blog &Depression &Procrastination &Relationships &Self Esteem &Stress Reduction

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