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Ricky Gervais: Grieving and After Life

Ricky Gervais’ new show on Netflix, After Life has been getting rave reviews. “A good day is when I don’t go round wanting to shoot random strangers in the face and then turn the gun on myself.”  Not the sort of dialogue you expect from a prime-time TV show. But this is no ordinary programme.

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Mental Health and how to be your own hero

Each day I read more and more about how to manage stress, how to cope with anxiety and how to live with depression. The information is in abundance, flowing like a google waterfall of information – free webinars, courses, articles, TV shows, podcasts etc. Quotations fly all across social media inspiring and supporting those who

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Anxiety and Stress: Take Control, Get Selfish

Let’s get real – anxiety and stress sucks! So its time to take control and get selfish. It eats away at our confidence, self-esteem and overall functionality. But how much of it is caused by putting others before ourselves, too much? We justify it by calling it selfless, as if that’s always a positive thing

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Is Y Mental Health Policy at Work Enough?

Is Mental Health in work a taboo for you? Do you think it’s possible to open up in work about your mental health and still be respected, still get the same opportunities for promotion and progression? I’ve seen this topic talked about often over the last few weeks, and I would love to hear your

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Don’t Hide Behind The Smile – It’s Okay Not to Feel Fabulous

It’s a British thing – perhaps at times a fault, to put a front up, to hide our problems behind a smile. A fake smile can hide a multitude of things; stress, depression, anxiety, sadness, burnout, exasperation. And no, not every smile is fake, and you can’t always tell when it’s fake or not –

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Get 8 Wise: Self-esteem is built in your past

Low self-esteem sucks. It effects every aspect of your life, from your daily behaviours and actions to all of your relationships.  It grinds you down and prevents you from having the freedom to live a fulfilling life. But how the hell do we improve self-esteem through therapy?  Through my unique 8 Wise blended therapy programme

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Get 8 Wise: I’ve got issues, but I don’t know what they are?

Let’s get something straight – feeling like rubbish sometimes is perfectly normal, feeling like rubbish all the time isn’t normal, and you can do something about it. But I know it’s not always as simple as that, many people self-diagnose, they search for more defining words to what they are feeling before they do something

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The Simple Answers to Wellness

We are not ‘one dimensional’, we are not just ‘multi-dimensional’, we are fabulous and gorgeous creatures, who just so happen to be 8 dimensional too.  When I first started to research Wellness and found out it translates to basically mean ‘Happiness’ I started to get nervous that it was a ‘fluffy’ topic that would be

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How to Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe … and let’s be honest, it sucks. And while we don’t want to get rid of anxiety altogether, we can learn to manage it. Let me explain and show you how.  Anxiety isn’t always a bad thing, the

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Who is your favourite Monster?

Find it hard to make a decision? Any decision? Granted some are easier than others, tea or coffee, wine or gin. But other decisions, like the ones that involve choosing between your emotional or your rational mind, they can turn you in circles, make you question everything because everything is interlinked. If you are like

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