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Once I stopped battling anxiety, it lost its power over me

I have written my first post for another site - EveryDay Mindfulness, and I'm feeling so proud to see it on their beautiful site. I hope you like it! From autopilot to mindfulness – the battle against anxiety is finally over This time last year I was battling anxiety. Year after year I’d been keeping my… Continue reading Once I stopped battling anxiety, it lost its power over me

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Something old, something new…

I've been thinking a lot lately about how things come to a natural end, and how this isn't necessarily a bad or sad thing as it inevitably makes way for something new. I spend a good deal of time standing at the bus stop, under a canopy of trees. This gives me the time to… Continue reading Something old, something new…

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Me, social anxiety, and a little night out (in context)

To put this in context – I don’t go out much. I go out with my boyfriend, and occasionally my best friend (she lives in another county), and very occasionally with my boyfriend’s family (my family live in Scotland). This is really hard to write as I know that people I have kept this from… Continue reading Me, social anxiety, and a little night out (in context)

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Me, social anxiety, and a little night out (self-help books)

Over the years I have tried so many self-help books that I’ve lost count, I don’t even want to know how many there have been. I’ve tried Claire Weeks and her “Pass through Panic” CD, the “Linden Method”, Paul McKenna books and CDs, online CBT courses, you name them – I’ve probably tried them. I’m… Continue reading Me, social anxiety, and a little night out (self-help books)

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Me, social anxiety, and a little night out (the counselling)

  As some of you will know, in the summer of 2013 I spent 3 long weeks in my bedroom, racked with anxiety, knowing that something had to change. And that I have managed a big step recently, a little night out. This is the latest instalment in how I managed it.... I contacted a… Continue reading Me, social anxiety, and a little night out (the counselling)

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Post-it notes and positive prompts

When my friend was learning Italian, post-it notes sprung up around the house in the strangest of places. I soon knew the Italian word for a myriad of kitchen appliances. I couldn’t help it, the words were all around me. Now imagine if you replaced the Italian words with the words of positive emotions that… Continue reading Post-it notes and positive prompts

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Act yourself confident aka a week in the life of Amy Pond

How many times have I looked at people and wished I could be that confident? And it isn’t just the confidence, it’s everything that comes with it, mainly, the opportunities. Whenever I see an opportunity, I automatically run through all the things that could go wrong before it even becomes a possibility. By the time… Continue reading Act yourself confident aka a week in the life of Amy Pond