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Is a fear of death lurking at the back of your mind?

Dealing with a Fear of Death

Published 05 March, 2010 | Overcoming Fears

Natural fear of death - such as any of us would experience if, say, confronted by an axe-wielding maniac or an aggressive illness - had for Gillian become an obsession, something that ate into, chewed up, and spat out her good times and kept her awake at nights.

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Inferior? Or economically superior?

Do You Have an Inferiority Complex?

Published 02 March, 2010 | Confidence and Self Esteem

Most of us compare ourselves to others. Mass media beams in the finest looking, richest, and most talented people into our lives 24/7. This creates the illusion that we 'know' all these beautiful, clever, younger, athletic, rich, able people. Because we compare ourselves to people we know, this illusion of knowing air-brushed 'have-it-alls' can make us feel correspondingly worse about ourselves.

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Am I an alcholic?

Am I an Alcoholic?

Published 02 March, 2010 | Addiction Help

"Am I an alcoholic?" Lionel asked me with a tinge of desperation. I studied his face. Broken veins, dark under-eye circles, sunken cheeks. Lionel was thirty.

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Active, confident superman.

Selected Self-Confidence Building Activities

Published 26 February, 2010 | Confidence and Self Esteem

Self-confidence isn't just about what you think or imagine, although that makes a huge difference. It's also about actions. The activities you do, how you act and stretch yourself, are a vital part of building your self-confidence.

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Serious coffee addiction

Are You a Coffee Addict?

Published 25 February, 2010 | Addiction Help

Geoff had come to see me for help with depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Toward the end of the session, he casually mentioned: "Yeah, I love coffee; I drink twenty cups a day!"

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