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Stress, fatigue and burnout

Modern life can often be stressful. If it is stressful over a long period it can lead to fatigue, burnout, health and relationship problems. Without proper self-care, rest, relaxation and time, even the most resilient of us will reach a

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Meditation and Mental Health

Evidence from research suggests that mindfulness style meditation helps you relate to your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental and non-reactive fashion. This can bring you to a place where you are more able to observe how you are in

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I watched the film ‘Ex Machina’ last night. So here’s your SPOILER ALERT – if you haven’t seen it and plan to watch it, time to stop reading. In brief, a reclusive billionaire genius (Nathan) who owns ‘Bluebook’ (a company

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Look after your inner child

You can think about the human personality as a number of layers, each folded around early ones, rather like an onion. At the centre are the youngest parts of you, on the outside you older parts. While the skin we

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Death on the Tusheti Road

I recently took a trip up a road once described as the “most dangerous road in Europe”. It is the road that leads into the mountain region of Tusheti in the Georgian Caucasus. The road is a rough track with

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Middle Class drinking and the Zombie Apocalypse

Unreal City, Under the brown fog of a winter dawn, A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many, I had not thought death had undone so many. Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled, And each man fixed his eyes before

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Just Say No!

Maybe I’m getting to be a grumpy old man, but I get irritated by the modernist urging to be positive. Think positive, be positive, say “YES!” to life. Excuse me, but NO! Positivity and ‘yes’ have their place, but my

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Getting Anxious

Right now I’m feeling anxious. The catch on the boot of my car has broken, locking in a bag with my diary inside. The local garage has no time, and I’m waiting for a call from another mechanic to find

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Making Contact

It’s good to make contact, isn’t it? By contact I mean the whole array of human contact, be it friendship, intimate relationships, acquaintance or nodding hello to someone you pass. Of course it’s a good thing, or so I assume.

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A depth without flesh resting in my chest, bleak Without desire. Cheerless yet comforting, Open to sorrow, accepting shadow, quiet. An ebony man uncurls, unfurls and stares with cobalt eyes Right into me. No genteel sheet hides his skin No

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