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Are you an Ally?

Can you name these flags and what they represent? If you know all of these then you are pretty amazing! If you don’t know all of them, then you will be amazing after checking out this site. And become a supporter of LGBTIQ rights!

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Know Your Non-Binary Genders

May 17 was the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. I’m cisgender, vanilla sexuality – not very interesting really. But I’ve really wanted to understand my colleagues, friends and community members who express themselves differently to me. Getting a handle on the various ways of describing identities and understanding some of the terms that […]

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Cruel Intentions

Sometimes we can be rather cruel to ourselves. If you have a bit of a habit of being nasty to yourself, then consider showing some self-compassion. The following youtube video tells you how. I’ve also found that Loving Kindness meditation can be really helpful to change negative self-talk, habits and limiting behaviours. Remember you can […]

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Building a New Habit

  There are various time frames mentioned for how long it takes to build a new habit from 21 – 45 days. Neuropsychotherapy research suggests that it takes about 6 weeks to rewire the brain to do and think different things. My key points Do it for a month Keep it simple Link it to […]

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Break Ups 2 – Ending the Relationship

In my previous blog we discussed dealing with the ending of relationships and I stated that this is hard! We often think about the person who didn’t want the relationship to end but it is also hard for the person who ended the relationship. Here is a little bit of advice about what you can […]

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Are you looking at this blog too much? – Social Media Slavery

Well, I don’t know if the answer is likely to be ‘yes’ but are there other sites which you are a bit of a slave to? Maybe it is Facebook, Twitter, Tinder, Instagram, Youtube, Snapchat, Yelp, Flickr, Reddit, MySpace, Pinterest, Swarm, Dazzle, Procras, Upallnight  – now I’m just making them up. You get the idea, […]

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The Eyes Have It – looking after your eyes

Do you experience Dry, itchy or sore eyes Difficulty focusing Low blink rate Blurred vision Light sensitivity Headache Neck pain Then it could be that you just aren’t giving your eyes much of a break, particularly if you are spending lots of time in front of an electronic device. Here are a few things you […]

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Break Ups 1 – How to Get Through it

They are hard! Here are some of the things you can do to help your friend following a break up and they also apply to you! Help them to concentrate on getting through one day at a time Routine can help Help them remember the things they enjoy to do Spend some time with them, […]

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Asking “How are you?”

In one of my blogs at the end of last year I talked about The Benefits of Helping. In that blog I reported some of the evidence about the good that can come from helping others and the good that comes back to you as a result of being the ‘helper’. Often we get a […]

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My Life Can Get Messy – Getting on Top of Things

It is easy at the start of semester to think that there is plenty of time to do all that study, do those assignments, bone up on those areas which are making absolutely no sense or are a bit vague. We forget how short a semester really is. This semester is 13 weeks and at […]

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