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Resilience: Come hell or high water

Sometimes our hardest times can be the turning point. I look back at my life and I can see how this rings true. This blog was inspired by an article I had retained from a couple of years ago – a man’s (Marc Hare) marriage broke up, he was made redundant and broke his leg […]

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Self-Belief

Sometimes it can be hard to hold unto faith that we can achieve our goals. However, perspective can help us to shed a light on things. Anyone who has ever achieved anything has done this through small beginnings; it is through these small beginnings that we hone our skills and develop our craft. When we […]

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All aboard the Burn Out steam train?

An article in the Metro, March 2015 stated something many know, but yet many more are slow to acknowledge: Stress dramatically reduces quality of life and for many more, it is a leading factor in causing diseases that lead to premature death. Specifically, it states that people who suffer burnout are more likely to develop […]

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The relationship between Sleep and Stress

I wrote recently about ‘rest and rest anxiety’, however, I have not written about sleep at all but I was compelled to do so after I attended a seminar recently. Of course I know sleep is relevant but I had not fully acknowledged how crucial it is and how much our sleep habits can impact […]

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Using my voice

In my work as an Occupational Therapist, I have come across situations where I felt under-confident to use my voice and give my perspective. When I look back, I can see that these were in situations that might be seen as challenging – of the status quo. It could be when one staff member is […]

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Book review: ‘Lean In’, by Sheryl Sandberg

I finished ‘Lean In’ the book by Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook, which both explores and implores women to step towards challenges they face in the workplace. I found the book to be highly insightful and encouraging; on a practical level, it inspired me to reach for goals that subconsciously I had felt were beyond my […]

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Rest & Rest Anxiety

This year to date has marked a super busy and stressful 5 month for me. As I look back, I realise how physically and intellectually demanding it has been as well as emotionally draining. It is only now I think to myself- ‘oh that’s why I had so many mouth ulcers’. My work has been […]

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Ten Ways to spot Low Self- Esteem

Ten Ways Low Self- Esteem creates a permanently ‘Stressed’ state 1. Low self esteem impairs our ability to function well in life. Self- esteem is necessary for survival. 2. Low self-esteem can manifest in a lack of self-responsibility: so I see others as sources of approval or disapproval and I see others in terms of […]

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