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Dear depression

Dear Depression, As I go into battle with you once more, I think I need to warn you of a few things, so that we’re on the same page. First of all, I don’t have time. You see, when you come along, there’s usually something else I’d rather be doing.

An imposter in my own life

I used to hate the hairdresser’s chair (and I have visited many in the quest for hair nirvana). This emotion was not follicle related. It was to do with one simple question: “So, what do you do?”

What Are affirmations?

An affirmation is just a statement you make about yourself, or about your situation. Many of us spend much of our lives telling ourselves, “I can’t do this, I can’t do that, I’m such an idiot” - that information is going round and round in our heads - and that’s a negative affirmation.

Finding Balance

Being a coach gives me the opportunity to put my nose into lots of people’s lives, respectfully. Regardless of the type of people I work with, they all want one thing: more of or less of something. They want the sweet spot; the version that suits them; and they want balance.

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