Richard Nicholls
Richard Nicholls
Richard Nicholls
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Acceptance

It's pretty much impossible to "forgive and forget."
So how do we move on from the stuff our brain wants us to hold on to?

One step at a time.
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Phenomenology

Phenomenology is the psychological and philosophical study of subjective experiences. Basically the only person who knows how you feel is you, and not everyone is aware of that.
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Grief & Support

The good news is that supporting someone through grief is far less complicated than the grief itself.
The bad news is that doesn't mean it's easy.
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Accept Yourself

Episode 178: How To Feel Alive

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Or as Albert Einstein once said "He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed."

Today is all about my 5 tips on a more enthusiastic life! That and a massive rant at the end about mental health priorities in government policy making, sorry!
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PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a massively debilitating condition that can come about in the most surprising of ways.
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Developing A Thicker Skin

The author Elbert Hubbard, in his book John North Willys wrote:
"Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing, and you'll never be criticised."
Sounds like good advice doesn't it? But it doesn't sound much like living!
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Willpower & Self Control

Willpower!
The necessary force that's behind the difference between success and failure!
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Loneliness

Loneliness is quite a big problem lately. The combination of modern life and ancient instincts have begun to take it's toll on us.
So today I want to touch upon one of the best places to start dealing with this.
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Accept Yourself

Episode 177: Accept Yourself

Despite New Year being a time associated with making changes, today I want to talk about what seems at first like the opposite of change.
Although it might still be a change, and might even be the best one you could ever make. Because there are surprising benefits that come from accepting yourself as you are, in making the decision to not changing and instead enjoying being you in the first place.
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Challenging Social Norms

What are your plans for New Years Eve?
Stopping in?
Partying like it's 1999?

Doing whatever the hell you want? Good!
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The Lost Letter

The Lost Letter - By Richard Nicholls

It had been 6 weeks since the funeral.
Long enough to get used to the idea that he was an orphan now. Dan had laughed a little when he first used that word, orphan.
How old do we have to be before we no longer describe ourselves as that? He thought to himself. But to him, Dan was an orphan. After all both his parents had died, first his Dad, although that was many years ago and now his Mum.
But, at 57 years old to describe yourself as an orphan seemed odd, hence…
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Are New Years Resolutions a good idea or not?

Grandads Gift

I didn't believe him at first, I looked at him on the playground through squinted, suspicious eyes.
"There's no such thing as Santa Claus!" he'd said and laughed at me. Of course, if he was right then I'd been lied to through all of the 9 years of my life.
But I was a clever boy, and I could understand why, if it was true that there was no such thing as Father Christmas, all parents would collude with each other to create this magical present bringing character.
But I didn't want to hear it from the biggest idiot in the class on the last day of term…
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Dealing With Toxic People

This time of year is a good time for figuring out who you DO want in your life and who you DON'T.
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Mindset

What do milkshake, gut hormones and vacuuming a hotel room all have in common?
Today's episode of course.
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Jealousy

The green eyed monster!
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