Tag Archives: HAPPINESS

EMOTIONAL PAIN AND EATING

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychological therapy tool that I employed regularly when practising psychology. While some clients found EMDR confronting, I found it to be highly successful in desensitising painful memories. During EMDR it is common … Continue reading

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THE ONGOING ADVENTURE OF LIFE

This morning at the gym I saw a male friend of mine in his mid-sixties, lying on a gym mat exercising with a Swiss Ball. He looked depressed. In fact he’s been looking this way for a while. ‘I can’t … Continue reading

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IT’S YOUR CHOICE

Labelling Emotional Arousal I organised a Xmas party for my fellow gym seniors, who as regular as clockwork, attend the gym three mornings a week. I had tried to think of everything that would make this Xmas party successful. I … Continue reading

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‘VIVA LA DIFFERENCE!’

I wonder what you think about difference. Many human beings have difficulty coping with difference. Many see difference as something to be avoided at best, and annihilated at worst. How do you see difference? Do you see difference as some … Continue reading

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HAVE AN OPEN MIND

Try not to be certain about anything. You need to think outside what you know. People who are certain restrict their life experience. Have an open mind and remember your time is always NOW! Stop lamenting over what was and … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS

There are always well meaning people ready to tell you how to live your life but you are the only one who can really know what will make you happy. It is vital therefore that you take time to think … Continue reading

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MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS

The notion of an ideal marriage springs from fairy tales. Can you imagine Cinderella and Prince Charming having ding dong argument? In fairy tales marriages are supposed to be happy all the time. The thing is happiness is not a … Continue reading

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+ OR – FOCUS

Sadly many of us cast aside the joys of our own lives and chose to direct our focus onto what we do not have, or what we imagine we have lost. This style of focus only perpetuates unhappiness and stops … Continue reading

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Xmas Message

My Xmas message to you is: No matter how dark things might seem, always believe in the possibility of happiness and the magic of you. Have a very happy Xmas everyone and remember, always believe in the possibility of happiness … Continue reading

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BE YOUR OWN COUNSEL

Different things make different people happy. What makes one person happy might not make another person happy. As the old saying goes, “One man’s meat is another man’s poison.” You are the only one who can know what will make … Continue reading

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