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Christmas: Love it or loathe it?

Childhood Christmas Like many I have nostalgic memories of Christmas as a child. I remember it as a time of magic, twinkly lights and fun. I loved being with my mother as she went through the family Christmas rituals. Early December was the tree ritual, where the lights were taken out of the boxes and…

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From a Flickering Candle to an Eternal Flame

Ten Steps to Using Positive Emotion to Keep the Light of Joy Burning in Your Life All emotion is positive emotion. When we are feeling something it is because we are alive. To be alive is a gift. This chance we have to be here now is one that is unique to each of us,…

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Light in the Darkness

January and February can be difficult months to navigate.  The twinkly sparkling lights of Christmas have gone along with the midwinter celebrations and we are thrown into two months of darkness thanks to shorter days; often with illness and exhaustion to contend with as well as the lack of light.  It can feel like forever…

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The Chimp Paradox

“How are you?” “Fine,”  meaning fucked up, insecure, neurotic and emotional. It’s at these moments that I guess Prof Steve Peters would say we are being controlled by our chimp, our chimp being our emotional brain that can either drive us to succeed and be happy or dive under the duvet in the hope that…

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