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Are you sensitive or sensitised?

You've heard it too many times already. "Urgh, you're so sensitive" "Why do you have to take everything so seriously? So personally?" "What are you worried about that for?" Annoying,…

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Post-natal numb

Fourteen months after my child was born, I first felt the warmth of my love for him. Fourteen long months of being emotionally shut down came to an end. Functional,…

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Trust your process

The further you go on the personal development path, the more you come to recognise and trust the pattern of process. The pattern of how change happens, integration, and adjusting…

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Justice, love and kindness

Love comes first. Love in action is kindness. Love in public is justice.   Love.   The first guideline is: be kind. Avoid doing harm. Avoid harm and strive to…

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Gardening your mind

Self-development, mental-development, is a process. It's not an A to B process. You can't go to point A, follow the path to point B, and leave it at that. It's…

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Suicidal thinking

I'm no expert on suicidality. But I have had suicidal thoughts. What follows is an account of my experiences, plus my understanding of suicidality more generally.   My first encounter…

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Geek numb

The last of the five-part series: glad, mad, sad, bad, flat. First there were glad, mad, and sad. (Geek happy, geek rage, geek sad) Then bad entered the mix. (Geek…

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Geek stress

Sometimes, we feel bad. Scared, guilty, worried, anxious... All the feels in the general category of 'bad.' When you combine feeling bad with geekly propensities towards intensity, feeling-in-detail, and overactive…

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