Rethinking anxiety to our advantage

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Worry and stress have become socially acceptable code words for anxiety.  Anxiety is rooted in our fear response. How we process fear is a long-held system that we build over our childhoods and continue to cement, well into our adult lives.  It feels immutable, unchangeable and overwhelming. However, like any other system that we have, though self awareness, we can … Read More

Building mental resilience

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“The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists” – Japanese Proverb So here’s a scenario. Person A and Person B have exams looming. Both study hard and are hopeful about their success. However when results come back, they are not quite what they expected and both have failed. Person A decides to take this as a learning … Read More

Trust your line

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MyMind Ambassador Brendan Doyle shares his experience of fear and self-doubt and offers advice on how to overcome the negative voices in your head telling saying you can’t do it.  So the title of this article may be a little ambiguous, but I think once I share my experience with you, it may be a little clearer. Being a skeleton … Read More

Strong enough to carry Santa’s sack

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All the women. In me. Are tired. Nayyirah Waheed It can be a running joke among women that ‘being’ a woman is difficult but when it comes to Christmas there can be so much running around that the joke becomes exhausting.  Women face extensive pressures in the work place, relationships, self-image and beyond. However women at Christmas are experiencing above … Read More