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Self-Care in Anxious Times

If you're soaking up all the negative stuff that goes on in the world it can be really hard to feel safe ourselves unless we work hard to.
Ignorance is bliss sometimes and you have nothing to feel guilty about by looking the other way when you have to.

Comfort Zones

It's no secret that stretching our comfort zone to include more situations is a good idea. But it's called a comfort zone for a reason isnt it? It's comfortable there.
So if life is comfortable and the alternative is uncomfortable then we're not going to have a great deal of motivation to make a change.
But do we even need to? And if so, how?

Self Trust

When we notice our mistakes or our inconsistencies, it's easy to label ourselves as a failure. But becoming the best we can be is a continual process, not a destination.

Self-Imposed Goals & Rekindling Motivation

Being in control of our goal setting also means being responsible for achieving them, or not.
Sometimes we need to shift our perspectives, focus on intentions and acknowledge the need for adjustments.

Toxic Masculinity

The rules of toxic masculinity suggest that to be a real man you should never lose, have no needs, suffer in silence, show no emotions except bravado and anger, be independent, show no weakness.
It’s an impossible code to live by and it hurts everyone.
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Episode 231: Difficult Decisions

Having free will is generally thought of as a good thing but it also comes with responsibility.
That's why decisions cause anxiety, whether it's about the little things or the big things.
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Episode 230: People Pleasing

Most people live their lives based on making other people happy to some degree. It's just how far we take it that determines whether or not it becomes a problem.
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Episode 229: PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and its counterpart Complex PTSD, are life-altering conditions.
And although the symptoms may often resemble Anxiety and Depression, they need to be worked on in slightly different ways.
Insecure Attachment

Episode 228: Insecure Attachment

Prompted by a few emails over the years. Today is all about dealing with having an insecure attachment style and how to best cope in a relationship despite it.
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Episode 226: Perfectionism

It's often said that there are 3 types of perfectionism. Self-Oriented Perfectionism, Other-Oriented Perfectionism and Socially Prescribed Perfectionism. Let's take a peek into them shall we?
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Episode 225: Empathy

I have a couple of catchphrases, or if you ask my wife I repeat myself a lot and can be boring and predictable, either way you'll often hear me say one particular phrase.

"The brain can't separate fact from fiction."
If you've got this far through my Podcast series and not heard me say that then I must boring after all because you clearly fell asleep, because I say it a lot. And for good reason.
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Episode 224: What COULD You Be Grateful For?

Gratitude, even about the simpler things in life, helps to dilute down the frustrations about the annoying things. But it's not always easy to find reasons to be grateful is it?
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Episode 223: Hoarding

Seeing as it's Spring, not that you'd know it, *shakes fist at the clouds* a time for having a good old clear out.
I thought I'd revisit an old topic and talk about the psychology of stuff this week.
In particular the way our brain can get very confused.
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Episode 222: Mindful Moments

Someone asked me recently what the difference is between meditation, mindfulness and hypnosis. So I thought I'd go into it a little today and encourage you to take some mindful moments to train your brain.
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