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A Christmas Gift For You – Self-Compassion

A Christmas Gift For You – Self-Compassion

Christmas brings mixed emotions, it can be a time of joy, of people coming together, of sharing and thankfulness. However, it can also be a time of pressure, conflict and stress. Sometimes it can seem that there is that unspoken requirement that everything needs to be...

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Acceptance – Why We Need More of it

Acceptance – Why We Need More of it

Acceptance and its questionable reputation At first glance acceptance doesn’t have a great reputation does it? What often springs to mind is defeat. It feels somehow passive, perhaps resigned to settling for less that we had hoped for. It may feel unpalatable and...

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How to Lose Emotional Weight

How to Lose Emotional Weight

Emotional baggage is heavy. It weighs us down mentally, energetically and physically. You’ll notice for example that people who have a lot of stress tend to get backaches, headaches and tension in their shoulders. People with anger and anxiety tend to get stomach...

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The Light Life Twinkle

The Light Life Twinkle

It twinkles and sprinkles our lives with happiness. This thing we call the pursuit of peace. You thought I’d say happiness, right? Nope. It’s not happiness that is the ultimate goal for millions of people. Especially in times of suffering. Happiness is a by-product of...

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Stressful times? You’ve got to Laugh

Stressful times? You’ve got to Laugh

Speaking as a positive psychology student who feels they should know how to cope, I have to admit that there are times when trying to maintain a positive outlook on life gets increasingly hard. In the early days of lockdown, I managed to retain a grateful outlook on...

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‘Love, as it turns out…’

‘Love, as it turns out…’

‘Love, as it turns out, nourishes your body the way the right balance of sunlight, nutrient-rich soil, and water nourishes plants and allows them to flourish'  (Fredrickson, 2014, p. 4). As the schools shut on 20th March 2020 and the teaching world embraced a new...

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Positive Poetry Path for Positive Wellbeing

Positive Poetry Path for Positive Wellbeing

Positive Psychology and Poetry Positive Psychology advocates the cultivation of positive emotions this is possible through the process of association of absorbing rich literature. Positive psychology refers to this as a form of flourishing behaviour. The novel aim of...

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The Light Life Flash Dash

The Light Life Flash Dash

A flash fiction, is fiction, written quickly, on the fly or, in the moment for a writing sprint exercise. I'm currently taking part if the NaNoWriMo, a yearly competition for novel writers to get to a goal of fifty thousand words ~ done in one month. It's a fund...

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