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Finding a Kinder Inner Voice

Inner voices determine our mood and form part of our self-concept. There are times when listening to them is useful, but also times when those thoughts do not serve or support us. Credit: Meredith Gaston Some people will interpret a disagreement between two friends as aggression, and react in a defensive way even when it… Continue reading Finding a Kinder Inner Voice

Motivational, Philosophy

Improving Communication and Problem Solving

Recently we've been looking at sayings and ways to look at solving problems. How many times has someone vented about their problems and a likely response is, "Why don't you just xxx....[insert their suggested solution]. Notwithstanding there are occasions when someone does directly asks for advice, the act of suggesting solutions to others, rarely succeeds… Continue reading Improving Communication and Problem Solving

Motivational, Philosophy

Problem Solving

"If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success." James Cameron Most of the effort in problem solving is in firstly correctly identifying the real problem. Once it has been identified, a problem becomes much easier to break down into chunks. Find 15 minutes each day… Continue reading Problem Solving

Mental Health, Motivational

Minding our Minds through Mindfulness

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." -John Milton Mindfulness We hear it all the time. Mindfulness. The advice to practise mindfulness as a way to deal with troublesome thoughts. Why does Mindfulness help? It’s impossible to stay strong when you’re rehashing something… Continue reading Minding our Minds through Mindfulness

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Dealing with that Inner Voice of Criticism

How do you treat yourself? We are often harshest in our treatment of ourselves in the way our inner voice reprimands us for making mistakes. Rather than an objective assessment of our actions, we strive for perfection in ourselves, and are disappointed or angry with ourselves if we cannot attain that desired standard. Source: https://forestwoodfolkart.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/58006-1ye5vss3wrvp7nv7b51ldzw.png… Continue reading Dealing with that Inner Voice of Criticism

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How to Deal with Internet Criticism

Carol Burnett once said: Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own. Carol Burnett Carol's quote came to mind recently, when I received some strongly-worded criticism in response to a post I'd made, on a social media group. Whether my words were truth or lies, seemed less relevant than the individual opinions… Continue reading How to Deal with Internet Criticism