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Anxious about Covid-19?

By Diane | 22 April 2020

Most people feel anxious about Covid-19 and many are struggling to cope. We’re worried about our health, our loved ones’ health, paying the bills, losing our jobs. These are uncertain times for everyone. And all of this is on top of all the other things we worry about in life. What is anxiety? Anxiety is…

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Learning to love my anxiety

By Diane | 23 December 2015

Anxiety has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. It’s only recently that I’ve come to accept that it always will be. I was raised by a mother who had ‘bad nerves’ – which we both now know means she suffers from severe anxiety and depression. She, in turn, had to tiptoe…

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Love the person, hate the addict

By Diane | 13 December 2015

Five people I have loved have been addicts. Their addictions were different (alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography) but in my experience what they were addicted to was irrelevant; an addict’s behaviour seems to be the same regardless. They lied, they deceived, they stole, they were angry and abusive. They ripped my heart out, time and time…

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