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Suicidal Thoughts
Suicidal Thoughts
Suicidal thoughts, not something I usually write about. Do you remember the theme tune of American Sitcom series M.A.S.H.? It was “Suicide is painless”. I used to find this rather tasteless. In my innocence, I thought it was a taboo subject to talk about. How many of us have...



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I am so grateful in Tokyo
I am so grateful
Phew, I am so grateful that the fiasco of changing General Data Protection Regulation is now over, especially having to sort this out whilst travelling. More importantly, I am so grateful to those who have stayed connected. It is lovely to know that my Lightbulb Moments are read...



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Before you have a wobbly HALT
Before you have a wobbly… HALT!
Before you have a wobbly – HALT! And if you think someone else is about to have a wobbly HALT as well. What great advice. But what does it mean? When we were staying with a Doctor friend of ours recently, I chatted with him about the epidemic of mental illness. As a GP he has too...



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Stuck Record? Want to get rid of it?
Do you have a stuck record; one of those tunes that keep repeating the same thing over and over? The needle keeps slipping. When you meet new people, do you find yourself repeating your old story to them. You see friends and out it comes; that old story. Do you recognise this in...



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Selfish or Selfless?…
If you take care of yourself, are you selfish or selfless? I have heard from a number of clients that caring for themselves is uncomfortable and seems selfish. Is it though? Recently my husband and I, plus 3 friends, went to Burkina Faso….a land locked country in West Africa...



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Homeless and Happy? Is this possible?
Homeless and Happy – can these 2 words go together? Imagine lying, curled up in the dark and freezing cold and all you have for protection is your cupboard box. You look at your watch and it is 2am. You hear the howling wind and the strength of it constantly rattles your home for...



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Stop overthinking – How do I do that?
  Stop overthinking – How do I do that? asked a client. He shared that his brain just doesn’t switch off. He wasn’t sleeping well, feeling stressed and he’s had enough. One of the first questions I asked was how many thoughts he had, on average, in a day. “Millions”...



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Mind Read
Are you a mind reader?
Are you a mind reader? Can you really mind read what people are thinking? Imagine this scenario: Sitting in a room is a group of people from many backgrounds. What links them is that they are all interested in learning. Gradually, one by one, they share what they want to achieve from...



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Feeling Stuck Turtle
Feeling Stuck
“Push harder – it’s feeling stuck” said Tim. I sensed my husband’s frustration – in fact I was also getting hot and bothered. A few weeks earlier, we’d purchased a new sofa for our first home. When the delivery guys arrived, they insisted that the sofa would not get...



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Riding the wave of our minds
Oceans are like our minds – never still. Each moment there is a wave, and then another and another. Continuous. Sometimes the waves are strong; the force of the wind creating friction and great crescendos of water then crash with immense power. Between each crash are moments...



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