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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Are you the kind of person who allows life to unfold? Or the kind who likes to plan your route? There are pros and cons to both. With the former (allowing life to unfold), you can enjoy the scenery, and any surprises on the way.

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Anger management is often considered suitable only for those who have a habit of exploding. Not so. It helps everyone with their anger, including those who don’t recognise or acknowledge this emotion in themselves or express it to others.

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I was listening to the radio last week when I heard the presenter (Chris Evans) say “What’s the point in having a mind if you can’t change it?” Of course, my ears pricked up at that and it got me thinking: if you have a point of view, is it a good thing or a bad thing to stick to it?

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