Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Year’s Resolutions

I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions because they are often based on wishful thinking. The most common pledges are to lose weight, stop smoking, get fit, or save money. The goals are rarely achieved because there is no … Continue reading

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Christmas compassion

At this time every year, psychologists across the western world are inundated with calls for help. There are plenty of people who are buckling under the financial and emotional stress of getting ready for Christmas with extended family. But even … Continue reading

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Extraversion vs introversion

Most people think of an extravert as being the life of the party and the introvert as the quiet book worm. These descriptions are far too simplistic and don’t really help us to understand ourselves. Here’s how I like to … Continue reading

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Is there a word that is more important than “sorry”? Being able to apologise is a life skill we need to have if we want successful relationships with our partners, children, family, friends, and workmates. So why do so many … Continue reading

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