Over-stressing is something we probably all do from time to time. I know that when I over think things because I deal with anxiety through autism, I become more anxious, my physical symptoms increase, then panic sets in.

But over-stressing, if it’s allowed to continue, can result in Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) a condition where we continually worry about bad things. Mental processes may also be affected by …

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29 Sep, 2019

True friendship

Something inspirational:

“One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.”

JOHN O’DONOHUE, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

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28 Sep, 2019

My irritations

I remember being in the car and my father telling me I wear my clothes well. To me it sounded rather odd, but I took it as a compliment anyway.

Although I didn’t know I had scoliosis then, I wasn’t sure my back wasn’t completely straight. That thought never went away. the more I think about it now, the more irritated I am. Having scoliosis is the …

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26 Sep, 2019

Issues around alcohol

Whilst alcohol isn’t seen as something to avoid, the problems we face will always be the reason why alcohol may be something you need to avoid. Alcohol isn’t always the problem, it’s our handling of our lives that become the problem around alcohol.

Alcohol doesn’t cause severe mental illness, but alcohol problems are more common among people who either have a predisposition …

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25 Sep, 2019

Trust and truth

I didn’t know what trust or truth was, but I don’t think you do as a child. As time went on, I didn’t stop to question either, instead I assumed both were in place and that those close to me had my back.

Because I was growing up with a disability I didn’t know I had, after a while it started to become obvious I had neither. I would rather have heard something I didn’t want to hear, than ignore the truth on what I …

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23 Sep, 2019

World Car Free Day

World Car Free Day is celebrated on September 22, throughout the world and encourages motorists to give up their cars for a day. The event highlights the numerous benefits of going car free, including reduced air pollution and the promotion of walking and cycling in a safer environment.

Car-free days are an opportunity for cities to highlight how congested roads can be used in different ways. From races for alternative-energy powered vehicles in Budapest, to horse-riding in São Paulo …

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22 Sep, 2019

Best exercises for anger

Anger and stress go hand in hand. As stress levels rise, so do our levels of frustration and tension. When we carry repressed or uncontrolled anger, those will cause us aggravation and stress.

Effectively handling anger requires us to use a combination of stress and management exercises. These techniques may be learned on your own, or for maximum benefits discussed with a …

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21 Sep, 2019