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Stress: the silent killer of dreams

Symptoms of Stress When we are stressed, we are tempted to engage in coping mechanisms which seem harmless enough, but which can eventually spiral into bad habits with deleterious effects. For example, smoking, drinking, comfort eating or bingeing. Coping mechanisms may appear positive, but when taken to an extreme, they can take over our lives […]

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Accepting Ourselves – the Key to Mental Health

“When we are young we are in a frenzied rush to shape and mould ourselves into the image we think is acceptable. Usually we fail to recognise how much we are shaped by popular culture. As we get older, we tend to become more accepting of ourselves.”

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Death Comes Soon Enough, why rush it?

“Should we not try to hang on to life to honour those who could not?”

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Having it all, and still empty: The Case of Jada Pinckett-Smith

“We avoid ourselves through medication, and submerging ourselves in work, mindless entertainment or in the lives of those who need us. “

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The Power to Change One’s Mind: The Case of George Sanders

“The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven…” John Milton, Paradise Lost

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Rediscovering Purpose When Your Career is Sabotaged

It is a bitter twist of fate when the body can no longer function to allow you to perform within your chosen field of endeavour. Arguably, this is harder when your talent brought you to fame, and the public expectations are immense. An audience attends a concert to be entertained. The want to escape the […]

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Film review – ‘The Night Train to Lisbon’: a surprising journey of redemption

The lead character in this 2013 production is Raymond – a nerdy, reserved professor who is so socially inept that he plays chess by himself. His home is full of books. On his way to school one day. He rescues a young woman who is about to jump from the bridge he is used to […]

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Film Review ‘Fracture’ – Justice Delayed but Not Denied

“…You look closely enough, you’ll find that everything has a weak spot where it can break, sooner or later.” Ted Crawford

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Film Review: ‘The Menu’ – What’s on the menu of your life? You decide!

“…you’ve taken the joy out of eating. Every dish you served tonight has been some intellectual exercise rather than something you want to sit and enjoy. When I eat your food, it tastes like it was made with no love.” Margot

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Film Review: ‘House of Sand and Fog’ – Coping with the tragic death of a loved one

“We are not like them. We know rich opportunities when we see them and do not throw away God’s blessing.” Behrani