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When Sonya and I agreed to produce an online eight-week program on the fundamentals of mindfulness, we had no idea just what a challenge this would present. Luckily, we had mindfulness to help! As you no doubt know, we have been collaborating for more than five years on various projects aimed at red...

The chemical composition and aroma of essential oils are known to provide many psychological and physical therapeutic benefits. These benefits can be obtained by either inhaling their scent or by applying their diluted versions directly to the skin. - Autism Parenting Magazine

Here are 10 of the best...

There are many of us who live with depression on a daily basis. I'm not referring to 'our own' depression but rather that of a partner. If this is something that you have lived with, either for a short period of time or for many years, you will agree that it can be very frustrating at times as we wa...

There is a huge difference between effort and caring. Sometimes we might need to put in 100% effort, but this doesn’t mean that we have to care 100%.

For example, if you are helping your child prepare for an exam that is important to their future career, if your child is drowning and you need to save...

This year, the message is two-fold.

Do you have all you need?

For many, this is a time for giving and I thought it would be worth considering what we have, and what we think we need.

I’ve written many times about the unhappiness so many of us experience due to the mistaken belief that what we gain in m...

Asking for help is hard. There are no two ways about it. If anything, when you’re in a position where you really need help, you’re probably also at your most vulnerable. Which is also at a time when it feels the most scary.

From my perspective, asking for mental or emotional help might be the most te...

Do you suffer ‘Chronic’ Pain?

The use of the term ‘Chronic’, in medicine is (loosely) defined as a health condition, detrimental to well-being and lasting continuously for more than a few months! For example, depression, anxiety, back pain, respiratory illnesses, such as bronchitis, or emphysema.

Wher...

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