Life without any emotions can be pretty dull – you need a little light and shade in life to really appreciate the good times.  Also emotions are important – they help you understand where your life is out of balance and give you an indication of what you need to do about it (see https://www.yourempoweredself.co.uk/feelings-unravelled/).

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Perhaps it’s work related, or a relationship is floundering or your finances have taken a turn. We all feel that luck is not on our side sometimes and it can feel so unfair when the effort has been there but not the results.

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We all go through difficult times – if you are engaged in life, you can’t avoid them no matter how strong you are, or enlightened. So, since they can’t be avoided, the real question is what you can do to help yourself pull through a difficult time.

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This is Stress Awareness Month so it is a good time to reflect on the signs you may be stressed. Why? Because some people are so good at just pushing through that they miss important warning signs.

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There are many reasons why someone may be carrying more weight than they want to. And it’s rarely as simple as calories-in versus calories-out. Our relationship with food is complicated. We first associate food with comfort when we are born and nurse at our mothers’ breast.

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Are you the kind of person whose anger gets them in a spot of bother every now and again? You wouldn’t be alone. Or are you the kind of person who never gets angry? Again, you wouldn’t be alone.

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Three weeks into the New Year and we have hit what is now called Blue Monday – said to be the most depressing day of the year. This article will share with you possible causes and what you can do about them.

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The expectation of Christmas is one of perfectly orchestrated joy, goodwill, hearty food and glorious gifts. We try so hard to achieve perfection that it really interferes with achieving it at all. Christmas TV ads are tugging at our heartstrings (and our purses).

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Co-dependence can be described as the need for a person to be a certain way in order for you to be OK. If you are more concerned with others’ needs than your own, is this selflessness or is it co-dependence? If you find yourself regularly ‘rescuing’ others, not only is this an indicator for co-dependence but it also means you are denying them the gift of growth.

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I was reading an article about The Crown star Claire Foy for whom the stress of filming, motherhood, and the breakdown of her marriage left her with exhaustion and infection, necessitating six weeks off work.

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