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A lot of stress comes down to perception.
Perception of our abilities compared to the perception of the problem. If we don't perceive we have the resources to achieve something, then it hampers our ability to think and concentrate and we feel like we're drowning.


Combining low self esteem with imposter syndrome can be a tricky thing to manage, especially if you spend so much time and effort comparing yourself to others.

Teenage Brains

You probably don't remember it, but your teenage years were probably a bit rubbish a lot of the time. If you have children now yourself you, might find you that need to work a bit harder at remembering what it was like in order to understand them.


Myth busting today.
Following on a little from the episode the other week on introversion. Today is about the opposite end of the scale.
Or is it?

Episode 239: Hope

Research has shown that hope can significantly improve mental health outcomes. It boosts resilience, helps you to cope better with stress and setbacks and means that you're more likely to engage in positive behaviours that support your well-being.
But hope isn't something that just happens; it's something you might need to cultivate and it could even save your life.


Psychometric tests like Myers-Briggs have been around for a hundred years, but are the actually any use to us?
Do these labels actually offer any advice?
All these questions and more in today's instalment!

Episode 237: Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a phrase we use to mean being manipulated and to have your reality questioned.
Cults have been doing it for decades, maybe even for thousands of years.
Today I'm going to scratch the surface a bit.
Come and have a listen.
Taking Things Personally

Episode 236: Taking Things Personally

One thing we can all guarantee is that we'll all receive some sort of criticism at some point.
The trick is to not let it get under our skin. Easier said than done though, but don't let that stop you.
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Episode 235: Self Discipline

When "future you" doesn't even exist, it can be really hard to stick to your plan in the "now" to ensure that future you gets their needs met.
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Episode 234: It's Good To Talk

Back in 1995 when britpop ruled the charts and the UN designated it The United Nations Year for Tolerance, British Telecom started a friends and family service to make it cheaper to call a handful of your favourite people with the slogan It's Good To Talk.
Everyone agreed.
Hopefully we do still think that, don't we?
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Episode 233: Self Sabotage

If you've ever set a goal for yourself and then found yourself deliberately sticking a spanner in the works knowing full well it'll cause you to fail then welcome to the human race. Because everyone does it.
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Episode 232: Ageing

I might not the young man I once was, but there is a certain childishness to me that I'm hoping can keep me young.
Looking at the studies into attitude and ageing the odds are in my favour!
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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.
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