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Growing Up. Changing Attitude.

Sitting on the porch, sipping coffee, contemplating life and realizing I am slowly learning life’s lessons, but they are very expensive ones that leave me indebted in ways I never thought imaginable and to which I can only strive to repay. 353 more words


A bit of honesty

Reality check.

It’s 2am on a Thursday morning.  I have work in 11 hours.  I haven’t been in for a week, which has meant missing three work days.   813 more words

Mental Health

What The Wizard of Oz can teach us about anxiety

Have you seen The Wizard of Oz recently? If so, you will remember this scene – if not, let me refresh your memory. After a long and arduous journey, battling a wicked witch, flying monkeys and sleep-inducing poppies, Dorothy and her travelling companions – the scarecrow, lion, tin man and Toto the dog – finally reach the Emerald City and gain an audience with the Wizard. 250 more words

Cognitive Therapy

Dr Inga Wolframm: Horse sports - almost like the Hunger Games

“I almost faint at the sight of my calf. The flesh is a brilliant red covered with blisters. I force myself to take deep, slow breaths, feeling quite certain the cameras are on my face.

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Inga Wolframm

Mindfulness and Passivity

In the West intense interest in the practice of Mindfulness has been nothing short of phenomenal. I practice it myself and have experienced life-changing benefit from it. 174 more words


Boundaries and Expectations

I have high expectations and high hopes for most everything in my life. On the surface, that might sound like a good thing, but, I assure you, it can be ONE.OF.THE.MOST.FRUSTRATING things. 521 more words

Daily Living