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Do Your Energy Levels Change With The Seasons?

It’s November, summer is a distant memory, the days are getting shorter and the colder weather is setting in, leading many of us to ‘feel’ different. Indeed some people experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD), sometimes known as “winter depression”, which is thought to be linked to the lack of sunlight impacting the production of melatonin, serotonin and the body’s …

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Tips for getting unstuck

Tips For Getting Unstuck When You’re in a Rut

Recently I’ve noticed that a number of people are reporting feeling stuck, with repetitive negative thinking patterns and associated negative feelings that they just can’t shift. And the more they focus on being stuck, the more anxious they feel, as well as being lower in mood as they feel evermore helpless. Looking back at the …

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How to respond to someone with anxiety

How do you reply when someone tells you “I’ve GOT anxiety”

Recently I had a conversation with a teenager, that went like this (shortened version): Me: “How are you?” Them: “Not good, I’ve got anxiety and I’ve got lots of problems that no-one seems able to help me with.” Having had several conversations before I had a good handle on the problems so decided to take a different …

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Springtime news from Islanda

Springtime News From Islanda

Spring Forward With Positivity & Purpose We’ve got through the darkest months, that in 2021 were filled with uncertainty, lack of social connection and restrictions, and now, with an indicative roadmap out of lockdown, we can start to plan and move forward with more certainty. So how can we move forward with optimal energy and …

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Xmas wishes

Seasons Greetings from Islanda

Wishing you a ‘Sparkly’ Christmas! To say it’s been quite a year is an understatement! Reflecting back on 2020, whilst there have been some lows, there have also been many highs summed up, for me, by the words CONNECTION & CREATIVITY. With so many restrictions it would have been easy to blame, complain and mourn what we …

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Halloween Newsletter Grab you TRICKS or TREATS

https://s3.amazonaws.com/kajabi-storefronts-production/sites/119802/themes/2865409/downloads/lS2Uq7A0SqKjpSSWDwB5_Trick_or_Treat.mp4Without thinking, just answer this question. Whilst this is a bit of fun, when we are engaged in activities that we choose to do (and don’t have to do), we can find out a lot about ourselves, our in-built patterns and how we are motivated. Take a moment to reflect on your choice. Is this …

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