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Articles on emotional disturbance, mental health, spiritual sickness & recovery

Positive affirmations

2. Positive affirmations

By David Hurst | Apr 25, 2023

Read some of these ones out that are listed below that appeal to you, in front of a mirror works especially well. Even if you don’t feel like doing these or perhaps especially if you don’t feel like doing them make yourself do them. Soon you will want to do them as you feel their…

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Keep it in the day

1. Keep it in the day and in the moment

By David Hurst | Apr 25, 2023

It takes practice but start now. If you find yourself thinking about the past or future, catch yourself and bring it back to the moment. If you can do this once in a day, that’s progress. Then twice a day and so on, until you are fully living in the moment at every moment.

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Just For Today card

Just For Today – the magic card…

By David Hurst | Apr 3, 2023

There’s a pocket-sized folded white card that has helped millions of people around the world to positively transform their lives and benefit everyone around them too. For a few decades, tens of thousands recovering alcoholics and addicts have read this tiny piece of paper known as the Just For Today card. It has helped them…

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Attachment styles

Attachment styles – how our childhood shapes all our adult relationships

By David Hurst | Apr 2, 2023

How we interact as children with our parents is a key influence on how we interact with people as adults. This is especially so in our romantic relationships. “It’s not a conscious choice; it’s more an automatic decision the young self makes to stay afloat in stressful emotional waters,” says bestselling author and physician Dr…

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Walking and talking therapy

Why walking and talking therapy is so popular

By David Hurst | Feb 28, 2023

Spring is in the air and that means we can all get out and about more often. This is great news for everyone – obviously physically, but also it has an array of benefits for us mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This is why there’s such a growing popularity for walking and talking therapy and coaching.…

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best recovery self-help books

What are some of the best recovery books?

By David Hurst | Feb 1, 2023

There are so many books of self-help and recovery now that it can be difficult to know where to start… So many exceptional books on aspects of mental health and recovery deserve a mention including by Dr Gabor Maté, Louise Hay, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Brené Brown, Susan Jeffers, Bessel van der Kolk, Charles L. Whitfield, Matt…

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recovery article

What is recovery?

By David Hurst | Jan 6, 2023

I believe we’re all born full of complete self-love, self–esteem and self-confidence. To my mind, it’s just how humans are made. But then things happen – most frequently when we are growing up – that break, shatter or crack our wholeness. This is why people end up with low on no self-love, self-esteem and self-confidence.…

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Wellbeing Positive Thinking

Phenomenal power of positive thinking

By David Hurst | Dec 9, 2022

We should never underestimate the immense power of our thoughts… Last month I was injured playing football. I couldn’t put my foot down and an X-ray at the hospital showed the doctor I had a fractured ankle. A week later I had another X-ray and a different doctor said it still looked fractured. But a…

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Exercise addiction

Can someone get addicted to exercise?

By David Hurst | Nov 11, 2022

We are all encouraged to exercise – and with sound reason as it’s so good for us. But do some people take it too far and develop an exercise addiction that’s damaging for themselves and to those around them too? It is believed that half of adults have one or more chronic diseases that are…

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