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Stress and anxiety

Stress and anxiety can both have a devastating impact on a person's life.  These blogs are bout the scale of he problem and what can be done about it.  Hints nd tips for becoming resilient and comment on news and media reporting of stress.

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As recently as the 1980s, canaries were taken into coal mines by miners as an early warning system for toxic gases. The reason for this was that canaries are highly sensitive to such gases and so they become sick (and even die) at lower concentrations than people do. Therefore, the miners...
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Learning to welcome criticism

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How do you handle criticism of your ambitions and plans? Does it upset you or make you feel hurt and defensive? What about if you actually valued it – how would that feel?Criticism can be very helpful to us. It can help us realise how much we really want something and...
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I was recently invited to speak about stress to a group of about 55 people.  I’m always happy to accept such invitations because stress management is a favourite topic of mine and I enjoy speaking to groups who are interested in discovering how they might become more resilient to the stress...
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A favourite quotation of mine is, “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned”. I like it because I’ve seen the damage that anger can cause in people who are unwilling or unable...
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Steve and I were on holiday recently, with our two Parson terriers, Eddie and Juno. Eddie is very keen on being in water – rivers, the sea, ponds, even the deep puddles on Burbage Common. He is always keen to get in and to have a paddle or a swim. After...
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