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Dealing with Anxiety and Isolation: The Importance of Solidarity.

Our own journey of healing and reflecting was the very reason we started writing to share all that we have learnt and all the things we are still unlearning. We are still working on shedding the layers of cultural and external conditioning that we subconsciously internalised. As we grow we understand that we are a …

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Dealing with Anxiety and Isolation 7: Identify and address your triggers

Being in lockdown for over two months has resulted in a roller coaster of emotions. And many of them don’t make any sense. Sometimes we can find peace with the long day ahead of us and other times it can seem daunting. Sometimes we can delve into full on baking, reading, knitting or making our …

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Dealing with Anxiety and Isolation 5: The challenges of children and homeschooling.

What we know for certain about schools reopening is that we really do not know much at all. There have been talks and plans about reopening schools for some years but until that time comes and the situation is reassessed we’re not sure about what is going to happen. What we do know is that …

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Dealing with Anxiety and Isolation 1: Lockdown isn’t forever

As the lockdown continues and we are trying to adjust in our own ways, dealing with many different challenges and circumstances, we would like to wish you good health and well being, and to let you know that you will get through this, you will persevere and come out better and stronger. No matter how …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 11: Accepting when others say “No”.

It can be so easy to take a “no” personally. Particularly if your self esteem is low, or if your confidence levels need to be worked on. If you are someone that avoids the vulnerability of asking for help, receiving a “no” can really be internalised as rejection and instead of creating healthy boundaries that …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 10: Share personal information in an appropriate way

This boundary is something I have always stood by and fought for without actually understanding it’s importance until much later in my life. I have always been adamant in making sure that I protect the information of others and never indulge in details no matter who is asking. It’s not until later on I have …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 9: I am not responsible for others feelings.

It is difficult to navigate through our feelings in a kind way and be accepting of those feelings without being judgemental. Uncomfortable situations can bring with it overwheling emotions. Unhealed past traumas can be triggers for emotions we have not yet faced or shy away from. During these times of big emotions whether it is …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 8: I am not responsible for others happiness

I truly hope you are all well and healthy during these trying times. While we are isolating and self distancing even when the days are getting longer and the sun is shining brighter, we need to seize the opportunity while staying at home to really focus on, and work to better our well being. Having …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 7 : I am not responsible for others choices

During this time of great uncertainty and the ever changing dynamics of the way we are living, we can choose to reflect, grow and make positive changes or we can get overwhelmed which will have really a negative impact on all the parts of us we are working on. We hope you are safe and …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 6: Stay in tune with your feelings.

When the world is forcing you to stop and take a break, and you are given the opportunity to self reflect, it should be embraced wholeheartedly and the occasion used to fully connect ourselves to how we feel inside as well as out. Use the time to understand who we are, pay attention to how …

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