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How to keep a promise to yourself

We all make excuses … But guess what: We’ve got an even bigger issue. We pretend we’re much nicer than we are: we’re trained early on that when we don’t do what we said we’d […]

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Time to Help Your Parents

Life expectancy is on the rise, and they say 70 is the new 50. People are living longer, but there is, inevitably, a point when most of us have to face the fact that Mum […]

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Moving On After the End of a Relationship

The new year is often a time when we want to shake things up, and while for many that will mean looking for a new job, getting healthier or losing weight, for others it involves […]

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Understanding Extreme Emotions

Why is it that emotions can be so much more extreme in some people than in others? Authors of An Introduction to Coping with Extreme Emotions, Lee Brosan and Amanda Spong, explain how a combination […]

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Why do we get irritable and angry and what can we do about it?

William Davies, the author of Overcoming Anger and Irritability, explains a useful traffic light exercise for controlling your anger.     Getting angry is a way of letting other people know that what they are […]

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When does drinking alcohol become a problem?

Misuse of alcohol is a very common problem, and it can have long-term effects on your health, career and family life. This article will help you answer the question, ‘When does drinking alcohol become a problem?’. […]

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How men can be kind to themselves during Movember

One of the key aims of Movember is to raise awareness of men’s mental health issues. Having mental health problems does not make you any less of a man, as author and illustrator Matthew Johnstone captures […]

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A brief history of anger from Irvin D. Yalom

Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In Becoming Myself, his long-awaited memoir, he turns his therapeutic eye on himself, delving into the relationships that shaped him and the […]

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A memoir of madness and a mother’s love

When Zack McDermott woke up one morning convinced he was being filmed as part of an audition for a TV pilot, a manic spree around Manhattan ensued, culminating in his arrest half-naked on a subway […]

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How to be a Best Man

It’s the biggest day of your mate’s life – but it’s also a nerve-wracking day for you too, as the Best Man. Weddings can be stressful, despite months (or even years) of planning, as everyone […]

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From novice to world-beater, a life-changing story of coping with grief

  When the love of Juliana’s life died unexpectedly, she was plunged into an all-consuming grief. But out of that grief grew a determination to take on a seemingly impossible challenge – to cycle the […]

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Who Do You Want To Be?

At the beginning of a new year, many of us think about what we would like to change in our life. It’s common to feel that – like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz – […]

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