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You have power over your mind – vital Stoic quotes for the modern world

By David Hurst | Mar 23, 2021

Actor Russell Brand and bestselling author Matt Haig – who are often described as mental health ambassadors – have both mentioned it: Stoicism. Other celebrities have also discovered its wisdom, including actor Tom Hiddleston and musician LL Cool J. This ancient method for living life on life’s terms with strength, empathy and compassion is seeing…

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Love, parenting, addiction, pain, recovery and growth – the Mindset Explosion interview

By David Hurst | Mar 15, 2021

In which we cover so much, including why the pain of mental health is guiding you to exactly where you’re supposed to be, how to parent successfully, what recovery is really about and why LOVE is the word that covers it all. Words To Change Your Life Special Guest David Hurst on Mindset Explosion presented…

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Be grateful, feel great

By David Hurst | Mar 5, 2021

Anything we focus on will grow – whether that’s negative or positive.  As a man or woman thinks in their hearts, so they will be. Or as founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford, said: “Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” The power of thinking is massive. That is if you’re…

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What is the true aim of recovery?

By David Hurst | Feb 5, 2021

Excerpt from my book 12 Steps To 1 Hero: We need to be adaptable to change. As author and pastor John C Maxwell says: “Change is inevitable… growth is optional. To grow you must see the value in yourself to add value to yourself and others. You must know yourself to grow yourself, and it…

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All about anxiety

By David Hurst | Feb 1, 2021

Anxiety is an unease about anything with an uncertain outcome. So this means essentially life on life’s terms… as that’s the nature of being alive. Having a little occasional anxiety is okay. It helps us to focus when there’s a potential hazard ahead. But anxiety is basically a form of fear. So having a certain…

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“My sex hell” – article I wrote for Marie Claire magazine

By David Hurst | Jan 28, 2021

Sex addiction is often seen as a licence to behave badly. Tom, 39, a charity worker, is actually typical of the thousands of ordinary people who battle this compulsion. Here, he tells his story to David Hurst. July 2002 I am 32 and a manager of a centre for disabled clients. I have family and…

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How the etymology of words used in recovery reveals everything…

By David Hurst | Jan 28, 2021

This is an excerpt from my book Words To Change Your Life: A Dictionary For Recovery. In the beginning was the Word… Person – from Latin persona “actor’s mask, character in a play”, later to mean a human being like us. Character – from Greek kharaktēr meaning “a stamping tool”. From the early sense “distinctive mark” arose “token, feature, or trait” by…

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Recovery means to me…

By David Hurst | Jan 22, 2021

Recovery means everything. It is my life since the 22nd January 2002. It means I am living my life. I am alive. It’s why it always has to go at the top. We will lose whatever we put above it anyway. It means I keep my freedom. The photos of me here are 20 years…

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My book The Anxiety Conversation: an excerpt on DNA, epigenetics and the family blueprint

By David Hurst | Jan 19, 2021

W: We’ve got to think about genetics, and epigenetics is looking at how things are passed from one generation to the next. Experts are saying now that there are parts of the cell that will actually rewrite your DNA in your response to life. So how the generations lived before us is going to condition…

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