It's lovely to be asked – a post about self-harm.

Late last month I received an exciting email. Someone from the website Love What Matters sent me a message. They’d liked some of the things I’d written, they said, and wondered if I would want to write something for them. I’m pretty sure Academy Award winners aren’t as thrilled. I love props. Especially when it’s …

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Change is a process; it's not "one and done".

I can’t remember what it’s like to live without constantly and compulsively self-checking and measuring. It’s an aspect of eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder and I rang the bell on both of those. Non-eating disordered people do it as well, of course. But for them, mostly, it isn’t as frequent or as intensive, the …

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We're odd little creatures – a few thoughts.

Humans are odd creatures. We deliberately make bad choices. We deliberately act against our sown elf-interest. We know what the better choices are, we know the discomfort of abandoning our self-destructive and harmful behaviours is manageable and yet, we persist in proceeding down dead-end paths. Addictions, neuroses, negative thoughts, and negative acts abound. We set …

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Getting saved by Nora Roberts.

I suppose there are people who haven’t heard of Nora Roberts or her alter-ego, J.D. Robb. It always surprises me when people don’t like the things I like. It stems from a flawed belief that all too many of us hold: that we are the same as everyone else. Differences aside, their lack of exposure …

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The Seven Functions of the Mind.

I’m a fan of Stoicism, for all that I’m still a baby stoic and thus don’t have an expert opinion. But when has a lack of knowledge stopped anyone from pontificating? I’m still a beginner, just wading into the waters, picking up bits of the philosophy here and there and incorporating it in much the …

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