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The Obsession with Body Image

The Obsession with Body Image

I recently watched an excellent documentary on TV about body builders. I was gripped by the dedication and motivation to which these fitness devotees pumped their body in the gym for hours on end, day in and day out, in search of the ‘perfect’ physique, and it got me...
The Burden of Ill Health

The Burden of Ill Health

Dealing with a diagnosis of a chronic health condition, be it mental, emotional or physical, and living with it on a daily basis is no mean feat.  It takes enormous courage, energy and determination just to get through each day sometimes.  It is not until going...
Fear of Flying and Travelling

Fear of Flying and Travelling

With our weather so heavily influenced by the jet stream, bringing a somewhat unpredictable and changeable outlook, thoughts of jetting off to the Mediterranean and relaxing in the summer sun, or enjoying a fresh baguette with a cool beer in a foreign destination,...
The Honeymoon Effect

The Honeymoon Effect

At the beginning of a romantic relationship we can feel elated with joy and have so much fun together and everything seems wonderful, as if it could go on that way forever.  Then, gradually as the weeks or months go by, something changes within us and we decide there...

Self-Worth

Hardly a week goes by without seeing an article online or in a magazine where there are tips and tools claiming to increase our self-worth, and how important it is that we do so.  We are regularly subjected to adverts that sell us products because “we are worth it”...