Getting Over Our Fears Of Things In Nature

*This is a follow up post to ‘ Shadow Totems’ HERE It is clear to say that a few years ago I used to be an insectiphobe. Creepy crawlies creeped me out. Bee and wasps terrified me, cockroaches still do and alien looking creatures gave me chills. Thankfully most of…

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The Mindful Way Through Depression – Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness – Book Review

  Title: The Mindful Way Through Depression – Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness Authors: Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal & Jon Kabat-Zinn Published: 2007 Publisher: Guilford Pages: 273 Price:  £15.99 (paperback) 20% discount for UK readers using MINDKMS13 code (Valid from 1st August – 30th September) Click HERE Other parts of the world : $21.95…

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The Positive Thinking Culture Is Creating Neurotic Spiritual Seekers

Over the past year I have begun to notice a growing trend in spiritual circles, so much so I feel the need to talk about the rather large elephant in the room that many spiritual teachers are failing to address fully. The intense emphasis on positive thinking is creating a…

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Attached To Feeling Good

Many ‘spiritual’ teachings encourage positive thinking, yet by doing so they are resisting the entirety of our human experience. The teachings can often be so generalised that they do not take into account an individual’s personal history, conditioning and much more. What we need is balance, and to not be…

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Holding Fear With A Compassionate Heart – Anxiety

When fear arises, most of us will do anything to not feel it. We use all kinds of mechanisms to resist fear; overeating, drinking, watching TV, playing computer games, listening to music, over-socialising, over-working and generally keeping busy. Yet the underlying fear still remains.  It’s like trying to hold a…

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Anxiety & Mindfulness – Seeing The Noise Of This World As Family

  As someone who has had anxiety since a young child, I know what it feels like to have the debilitating fear that floods you when the anxiety comes up, from panic attacks to social anxiety, to anxiety that just comes up for no conscious reason at all. So, I…

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Career Ladders Don’t Need To Be Climbed By Everyone

Since an early age I had a wide range of ideas about what I would like to experience in life, but these never stayed the same, they changed and evolved as I changed. Now in my late thirties, I am surrendering to the fact that a career is not for…

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How To Be Honest With Your Pain – In An Empowering Way

Yes, this is how we’re meant to be     This is a guest post by the author Andy Bowker from Andy’s Corner How many of us have been hiding emotional pain for a long time? Have you? Well, you’re certainly not alone. It seems to be one of the…

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Rio Rosa Mosqueta Oil – Product Review On Rosacea Skin

  A short while ago I received a sachet of amazing day and night cream from RioRosa.Co.uk I adored the cream as my skin felt it was receiving a sumptuous bath in skin food, so I I took a look around their site and discovered they also did a pure…

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No Fast Way To Self-Love : Self Acceptance Is The Beginning

The idea of self-love didn’t even cross my mind until 14 years ago. Before that time I assumed you get what you want in life, (money, job, partner, friends etc.) and that is happiness. Self-love was a foreign concept to me. While in Australia my world opened wide to a…

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