• Stress

    By Josephine Cropper
    In October 29, 2013
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    What can provoke heart disease and its potentially fatal consequence? Smoking, poor diet, excessive drinking and a lack of exercise are obvious causes. To these physical issues we can add stress. “Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s all small stuff.” This is sound advice. We need to differentiate between...
  • Depression

    By Peter Cropper
    In October 14, 2013
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    Depression is no respecter of status or fame. You might be surprised at how it chooses its victims. Catherine Zeta Jones and Sheryl Crow have battled depression. Depression curtailed cricketer Marcus Trescothick’s test career. Hull scrum half Brett Seymour’s car crash was an alleged suicide attempt promoted by depression....
  • Emotional side of a new business

    By Josephine Cropper
    In September 19, 2013
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    Starting a new business is exciting. Friends and relations wish you well, and you’re feeling on the up. You finally make a decision about a business name and you have cards printed. So why do people in business so often then feel they have hit a brick wall? Why...
  • Co-dependency

    By Josephine Cropper
    In September 2, 2013
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  • Eating issues

    By Josephine Cropper
    In August 14, 2013
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    You’ve tried all the diets. Nothing works, and you strongly suspect that there’s something more going on. You ask yourself whether perhaps there’s something physically wrong – after all, other people can lose weight. “Perhaps I’ll just give up anyway,” you say, and so the negative voice goes on,...