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Having just come back from a break away, albeit a small one,  I can heartily recommend the importance of prioritising down time,  and incorporating rest & recuperation (R & R).  Of course you don’t have to book time away to switch off and relax,  but it definitely supplements planned, regular recovery time out in your normal week. Interestingly, ...
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Mindmaps and my skin!!

Well, as you can imagine Personal Space is getting much busier already this month, with very focussed existing clients, and ultra keen new enquiries!! (Despite all the illness currently around!) I say, don’t get too het up if you haven’t quite got your act into gear on the goal setting front yet. Careful, realistic planning makes a huge impact on your attainable goals. I’m ...
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‘Why zebras don’t get ulcers’ – first glimpse

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I have been lent a book called Why zebras don't get ulcers, the acclaimed guide to stress, stress-related diseases, and coping, by Robert M. Sapolsky. I am on chapter one; here are a few snippets I have learnt from it so far: "We are now living well enough and long enough to slowly fall apart" says Sapolsky. Many of todays diseases where damage accumulates slowly (cancer, cardiovascul...
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What I want my twins to know….

Throughout my life I have obviously experienced different stressors - some major, some less so. The thing is, as you get older and reflect, you realise that those things, were really not worth worrying about, at all. They seemed it at the time, but they really weren’t worth losing sleep or making you feel unwell. It’s not until you have gone through more major issues you think - ...
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“What’s so great about bluebells?”

"What's so great about bluebells?" my son said grumpily, on our impromptu walk after school this week. What a question! Everyone loves bluebells I told him (who doesn't?). He was a reluctant companion as I'd given him no choice - it was imperative; I had to get on a walk to see the bluebells. I'd had a busy day and I really wanted to experience the peace and beauty of the short walk up our loc...
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Decrease stress by saying No

The ability to say No to some of the requests we are faced with daily could be a more valuable skill than ever before, in this current climate of fast paced work and home life. Do you feel you can’t say No because you will be letting people down, missing out on work or social opportunities, or you worry about the consequences? Judging by the amount of people I come across who are overly str...
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Work overload? Does exercise help?

This week one of my clients was feeling very stressed when we met, due to a very heavy work load. She told me how she had come home from work one day and absent-mindedly put her key in the bin! We laughed about this but it shows how her overloaded brain was not coping. We went ahead with the session even though she felt like cancelling, and reduced the intensity. I asked her a day later if she fel...
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Always look on the bright side of life!

This week I went through some highs and lows of emotion, which I noticed, at the time, had a significant impact on my physical self. One day my son left his brand new spiked running shoes and PE kit at the bus stop, and I was angry and upset. I spent an hour in immediate response mode, feeling very stressed and sweaty, whilst I took action to attempt to recover them. A few days later it turned up ...
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Uncommon signs of stress

According to the American Institute of Stress, numerous emotional and physical disorders are linked to stress. In fact, chronic stress affects each system of the body differently and can cause long-term health concerns. One of the greatest misconceptions about stress is that mental and emotional stress are not as detrimental as physical stress. Most people associate stress with work and a b...
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The Plate Spinners Life!

I have a number of clients who are stressed out. They, like a lot of us, have full lives & are trying to balance many things - it's like the plate spinner at the circus- continually going around & around keeping each plate up, one wobbling and nearly falling, dashing to save & keep it spinning, only to see another going at the other end.... Does this sound familiar? Is this your lif...
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