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How to Enjoy Your Work Life

Having worked as a youth counsellor, pastor and motivational speaker I’ve gotten to know a lot of people over the years and I’ve heard a great deal about people’s experiences at work. I’m friends with a woman in her early fifties who has worked in a number of jobs. She will tell you that she
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Is self-discipline out of fashion

Is self-discipline out of fashion?

We humans are terribly good at making excuses, aren’t we? I didn’t get to the gym, I got caught at work. I shouldn’t have had two slices of cake, but it tasted too good to resist. I shouldn’t have lost my patience with you but I’m tired. When it comes to succeeding in life there
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How to Curb Emotional Shopping

How to Curb Emotional Shopping

It is often fondly referred to as ‘retail therapy’ and for most people it is a harmless activity. You are feeling a little flat so you head out to the shops and buy yourself lots of lovely things, and you return feeling cheered up. Maybe it’s prompted by a tough day in the office, or
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Does mind mapping work for you

Does mind mapping work for you?

Have you ever explored mind mapping? Mind mapping is essentially a visual way to organise your thoughts and ideas. A mind map is drawn around a central idea with arrows radiating out leading to branch off ideas. They almost look like a spider’s web or a bursting sun. A mindmap charts connections to new ideas
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The Importance of Forgiving Yourself

The Importance of Forgiving Yourself

I read an excellent article recently on the US Psychology Today website by Dr Alex Lickerman about when to admit you are wrong. Dr Lickerman wrote about the importance of delivering a real and sincere apology after you have wronged someone. He wrote: “An apology is the simplest of acts: the speaking of words of
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Is it Possible to Resist Temptations

Is it Possible to Resist Temptations?

Regardless of whether or not you are religious, we all hope that we are not led into temptation – in the Lord’s prayer we explicitly ask, ‘Lead us not into temptation’. It’s better not to be tempted than to struggle against an urge to do the wrong thing. A temptation is basically a desire to
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