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Being Human

Our past experience impacts us like tectonic plates moving under the earth - the pressure builds up. In my work as a clinical psychologi...

20 Shades of Anxiety

Anxiety sucks, here's how: 1. Situational anxiety 2. Internal anxiety 3. Constant anxiety 4. Sudden anxiety 5. Contagious anxiety 6. Future anxiety 7. Past anxiety 8. Anxiety about health 9. Anxiety about depression 10. Anxiety about anxiety 11. Cumulative anxiety 12. Social anxiety 13. Performance anxiety 14. General anxiety 15. Specific anxiety 16. Money anxiety 17. Status anx...

Mental Health at Work – Problems and Solutions

Work is great! If we're working, we are far more likely to be mentally (and physically) healthy than if we're not. This is because work provides social connectedness and meaning and purpose, which are both really good for mental wellbeing. However, for many people work is not a good place, and mental ill-health in the workplace is an increasingly serious problem for individuals, their colleagues a...

Step by step

This week I saw an interview with bestselling author and speaker Cheryl Strayed. Cheryl has come through a lot of challenges in her life, and she was asked “what to you is resilience?” She answered “The only way to get anywhere is step by step”. I thought this was a brilliant response and a wonderful answer to a profound question. It is so true that life happens step by step, moment by mo...