The Connection Between Sugar And Anxiety

We easily think of many mental health problems, such as anxiety, as a completely separate issue from our physical health. But the truth is that how you feel mentally can be directly linked to what you are putting into your body and how you feel physically. To be more specific – excess sugar is one

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Rethinking Imposter Syndrome

Have you heard about imposter syndrome? … a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. 70% of us recognise these thoughts in ourselves apparently, and can understand the impact this has on not just our work lives, but our every day

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Giving Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh at Christmas

The story of Christmas doesn’t get very far before it arrives at the giving of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the new born baby Jesus.   Odd gifts for a new born you might think, let alone for them to be presented by kings who had travelled some distance to deliver them. Yet when you

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Reflections on Barbados — Part 3

  The final part of our trip to Barbados is a list of the places we went to on days 11 to 16, the last portion of our holiday.  If you want to catch up on the other days you can find there here:  Barbados Part 1 and Barbados Part 2 Day Eleven We had

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RIP to the duck in the mask

This isn’t going to be big news to you I know, but I felt I should explain, and do it here rather than posting one of my usual (of late) really wordy Instagram posts. I have killed off the duck in the mask that has served as my avatar on line since I first joined

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Reflections on Barbados — Part 2

When I wrote part one of our trip to Barbados (Reflections on Barbados — part 1)  I had no intention of splitting it into three posts.  I thought I would just list all 16 days on one post but having reached 1000 words and 10 photos after just five days I thought it best to

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Reflections on Barbados — Part 1

It won’t have escaped the attention of the eagle eyed amongst you that we have just spent a couple of weeks in Barbados.   It seemed like a good idea therefore put all the info in one place on where we went, where we ate and some useful tips and information in case you might

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So yeah. This is me.

Are the lyrics to This Is Me, from the Greatest Showman not some of the greatest ever penned? When the sharpest words wanna cut me down I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out I am brave, I am bruised I am who I’m meant to be, this is me Look out ’cause here

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