Elaine’s Blog

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Are you Suffering a Spiritual Bypass?

Are you Suffering a Spiritual Bypass?

You know the signs, trying to feel good all the time or trying to ‘be above’ feeling upset or angry. The term, ‘spiritual bypass’ was coined by the late psychologist John Welwood in 1984 to describe the “tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or...

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Why Willpower doesn’t Exist

Why Willpower doesn’t Exist

What is willpower? Psychologists tell us that a lack of willpower is a barrier to change. Willpower is generally known as the ability to resist short term temptations in order to get to a long term goal. There are many names for willpower including: self discipline,...

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Why I can’t Multi Task

Why I can’t Multi Task

If you, like me, were brought up to believe that we can multi task, I hate to break it to you but you’ve been fed a crock of doodah. Especially the people who took on this idea and try to do twice as much in half the time. Why is multi tasking a myth? Because it’s...

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Why Diets don’t Work

Why Diets don’t Work

Diets don’t workYou know that diets don’t work. If they did, there’d only be one and you would only need to go on it once. How many times have you started a diet and had that initial feeling of euphoria where everything looks hopeful? But, after a few days, the...

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Be Your Own Best Friend

Be Your Own Best Friend

Your best friend is there for you when times are tough as well as when the good times roll. Your friends know when you’re feeling a bit fragile and could do with some loving words, they hear you out if you’re angry, pass the tissues when you’re upset and can party...

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Busting the Motivation Myth

Busting the Motivation Myth

I hear more and more people say that they couldn’t get motivated during the recent lockdowns and those that continue to work from home are still finding motivation a challenge. Rather than catch the 7.15am train or jump in to their car to get to work, they’re turning...

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Would You Like a Younger Body?

Would You Like a Younger Body?

What if you could ignore your cell by date and choose a new one? How on earth can you do that? Scientists at the Biology of Aging Progam at the National Institute of Aging in Maryland believe we could live decades longer if we could prevent the molecular damage that...

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