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Do you have all four legs on your mental health table?

Recently, I’ve been binge-listening to a podcast called “Economic Update”. Sounds like a real snore-fast, doesn’t it? In fact, it’s...
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Do you have all four legs on your mental health table?
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How to you quickly energise yourself

Introverts find their energy draining very quickly in social situations. It doesn’t matter how much you may love and adore...
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How to you quickly energise yourself
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Hermitopia is now on Bloglovin’!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I'm also thinking about signing up with Feedly. What other feeds or blog readers do...
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Hermitopia is now on Bloglovin’!
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When the screens get between you – reconnecting with your partner

Are you in a closer relationship with your screen than your partner? If your partner asks a question during the...
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When the screens get between you – reconnecting with your partner
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Imposter syndrome: the mysterious curse of successful people

I have a friend who is highly successful in his field. He doesn’t seem aware that he has done well...
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Imposter syndrome: the mysterious curse of successful people
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Do you have all four legs on your mental health table?
Hermitting

Do you have all four legs on your mental health table?

Recently, I’ve been binge-listening to a podcast called “Economic Update”. Sounds like a real snore-fast, doesn’t it? In fact, it’s soothing, gripping and depressing all at one. In an episode from a few months ago a regular guest, Dr Fraad,...
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How to you quickly energise yourself
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How to you quickly energise yourself

Introverts find their energy draining very quickly in social situations. It doesn’t matter how much you may love and adore the people we are with – eventually you begin to notice that you’re quieter, it’s harder to find the words...
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Hermitopia is now on Bloglovin’!
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Hermitopia is now on Bloglovin’!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I'm also thinking about signing up with Feedly. What other feeds or blog readers do you suggest?
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When the screens get between you – reconnecting with your partner
Hermitting

When the screens get between you – reconnecting with your partner

Are you in a closer relationship with your screen than your partner? If your partner asks a question during the TV ad break, and your phone notification sound goes off at the same time , which do you respond to...
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Imposter syndrome: the mysterious curse of successful people
Careers Hermitting

Imposter syndrome: the mysterious curse of successful people

I have a friend who is highly successful in his field. He doesn’t seem aware that he has done well for himself. High grades through school, scholarships, placements, and he’s now in a very prestigious job. None of it seems...
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What a career coach does (and doesn’t) do
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What a career coach does (and doesn’t) do

This week, I met with a career coach. Even though I had met her before, I was nervous. I'm coming to the end of a contract and I'm not sure where to go next. Is it time for a pre...
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How watching La La Land could help your career (spoilers)
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How watching La La Land could help your career (spoilers)

  Boy-meets-girl, both meet career expectations. This is not another review about how La La Land is a nostalgic escape from the political turmoil of the day. Nor is it about how the film is a saccharine example of why...
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Sacrifice is stupid, so stop it
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Sacrifice is stupid, so stop it

Can we please stop glorifying sacrifice? It’s not the great gift people make it out to be. It’s teaching us all to be lazy and stupid. I often get very sappy posts in my feeds, but lately I’ve had a...
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Start. Anything. Just start.
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Start. Anything. Just start.

I voted Remain and I don’t agree with Trump. I also don’t feel very connected to many other Remainers or anti-Republicans. Why? Because right now I’m seeing a lot of cheap insults from both sides (and a lack of independent...
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Which items on your list need to kick the bucket?
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Which items on your list need to kick the bucket?

I often think about what I want to achieve in life. I also like to think about soulful things that hubby and I can do together. So I was very excited when he got on board the idea of creating...
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Career advice from 4-year-old you
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Career advice from 4-year-old you

Are you struggling to find your true calling? Are you working, but wondering why you don’t love your job the way you think you should? Perhaps it’s time to talk to your inner child. Career paths can feel stifling, and...
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Moody, broody and refreshing
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Moody, broody and refreshing

Hubby was in a bad mood over the weekend and I ended up feeling good about it. That's not as evil as it sounds! Hubby and I deal with bad moods in different ways. I like the deal with my...
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