Helplines

“Sometimes we must yield control to others and accept our vulnerability so we can be healed.”  Kathy Magliato In a world where not all of us have someone to confide in when emotions are strong, a friendly voice on a helpline may be what we need.  Add in the availability of the support lines after…

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Professionals

“Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the…

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Mindfulness

“You practice mindfulness, on the one hand, to be calm and peaceful. On the other hand, as you practice mindfulness and live a life of peace, you inspire hope for a future of peace.” Thich Nhat Hanh This week we are discussing mindfulness and for me this is an essential part of my self-care, and…

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Journaling

“Journaling can be an excellent way to increase self-awareness, discover and change habits.” Akiroq Brost This week’s topic is journaling, and this can happen in a couple of very different ways.  Journaling can be a brain dump, in which you get things off your chest or out of your head OR it can be used…

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Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping)

“When our emotional health is in a bad state, so is our level of self-esteem. We have to slow down and deal with what is troubling us, so that we can enjoy the simple joy of being happy and at peace with ourselves.” Jess C Scott This week I have been discussing “Emotional Freedom Techniques”…

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Self-care 2022 style

“Self-care is how you take your power back.” Lalah Delia I wrote about self-care in December, and I feel that it is once again timely to remind you all that this is such an important thing to do.  It is an essential task that we all need to do, to spend time on activities that…

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Being flexible….

“I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.” Everett Dirkson This week’s topic is flexibility and for those of you that know me well, this is not physical flexibility! I am talking about flexibility in our thoughts and thinking patterns.  The ability to…

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Funding options to see an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

“When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, ‘It’s in the script.’ If he says, ‘But what’s my motivation?, ‘ I say, ‘Your salary.’” Alfred Hitchcock This week we are investigating funding options to attend counselling or therapy sessions.  As always if the sessions are fully or partly subsidised…

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Perceived value!

“I love the irony. I’m perceived as being really young and yet I have the clinical condition of an old man.” Michael J Fox Perception is always tricky and more so when discussing money or fee for service. Ironically, my theme for this week is perceived value and I often preplan some of my marketing…

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Making decisions for change!

“Everything in us presses toward decision, even toward the wrong decision, just to be free of the anxiety that precedes any big step in life.”  May Sarton As the quote above highlights, making decisions are often fraught with anxiety!  From the simple decision (or perhaps not) of what to wear each day, what to cook…

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