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All this facing your fears, kicking anxiety to the kerb, putting your brave pants on kinda stuff used to make me feel overwhelmingly anxious and send me running for cover. Like huge, serious, shrinking my world, everything’s a problem kind of anxiety. Why? Because when you know and have experienced that terrifying, stomach churning dread that…
  If you’re reading these words, it means you’re alive. And that means you have a treasure trove of things for which to be grateful. A quick browse around Waterstones and all the gratitude journals promising to change your life, reminds me exactly how cliched being grateful has become….
I’m assuming that reading this wasn’t by accident. You’ve landed here because there are things you’d like to change, right? I’m all about creating change, so you’re definitely in the right place. Please allow me to introduce myself……… I’m Wendy Dignan and I’m a psychologist. Actually, after a couple…
  I think every parent has an image in their mind of what being the perfect parent looks like and how we imagined parenting would be. Maybe it’s time to reflect on the fantasy of perfect parenting and accept that there’s no such thing. As you go about the…
Maybe you know the answer to this, but we were all talking in the office about which actor has earnt the most money in their career.  We were thinking about Tom Cruise or Nicole Kidman or possibly Tom Hanks; all actors who have been busy and have been around…
How are you feeling at the start of a new year? ​Now you know my feelings about this ‘new year, new me’ shizzle, but in all seriousness, if there are changes you’d like to make, read on………..​I was listening to Taylor Swift being interviewed about being TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year”. I wouldn’t call myself a Taylor Swift fan, I…