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Do I have OCD?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD is a very common anxiety disorder that affects more people than you might imagine and causes them to continually repeat actions, rituals or mental ruminations in the hope that it will lessen the anxious feelings or keep the person from some perceived danger (even if it seems silly) i.e. if […]

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Is avoiding discomfort a sensible strategy?

Being of a certain age (late forties) we have found ourselves in an interesting phase of our life -  between the generation above us who are retiring and the generation below us who are at the beginning of their careers. From this vantage point we find it fascinating to observe what is changing and what […]

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Compulsions – Can’t stop them or won’t stop them?

Today we’d like to explore compulsions – whether they are good or bad, changeable or not, restrictive or empowering? I guess the first question to ask is “What is a compulsion?” We see compulsions as innately irresistible urges to do certain things that will avoid some form of pain (offering relief) or lead us to […]

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Could depression be natural for us?

I’d like to explore some concepts around depression and depressive feelings, because the word “depression” is so over used these days to define a huge range of differing conditions, from mild melancholy, to extreme bi-polar depression. So, for the context of this blog entry, I’d like to focus on “generalised depression.” Like when you feel […]

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