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Understanding why an ex is spreading misinformation about you (or building a case against you to... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Breakups, even expected and mutual ones, often feel like a kick a teeth, but a breakup feels like a mugging when it comes to light that our ... Read on »
Are you inadvertently dimming your light? When you have a pattern of being afraid of outshining by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Last week I had what I refer to as a ‘punchbulb moment’ – a lightbulb moment that punches you in the head, aka an epiphany. I have them ever ... Read on »
Stop giving you a hard time for not having had the perfect or ‘right’ reaction by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex There are times in life when I’ve given myself a hard time for how I reacted to something in the moment. Note that I, like many others, have ... Read on »
Happy Birthday To Me: 37 Thoughts On Relationships, Self-Esteem & Life by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex It’s that time of year again – I turned 37 on Monday and we also got the keys to our new home (you can see a pic on Instagram). Exhaustion d ... Read on »
Sometimes the self-compassionate thing to do is to count your stresses so that you gain perspective by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Over the past couple of months, I’ve become increasingly aware of counting your stresses. Sometimes we get so caught up in getting through t ... Read on »
When someone’s imposing something upon you, they’re trying to remove your choice (and... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Over the past few weeks, I’ve frequently used the terms ‘imposing’ and ‘imposed’ and it clicked that you always know that there is a major brea ... Read on »
Judging Isn’t The Same As Guessing: Why it’s time to stop giving you a hard time for... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex One of the issues that many people who have felt burned by a relationship experience, especially those where the other party unfolded into s ... Read on »
Be careful of basing your self-esteem on the speed and content of text replies by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I’ve witnessed a lot of tensions and conflicts between people due to the expectation that they should have got an immediate or fairly swift reply ... Read on »
For some us, if we don’t have to hustle, we don’t feel interested by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I feel for the men and women of this world who are bagged and tagged as ‘nice’ – a very vanilla term incidentally – and either discarded for ... Read on »
It’s Time To Heed The ‘Historical Data’ Instead Of Treating Shady Treatment As... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex   A few weeks back, Em and I shared the school run together. With just under twenty minutes before we were due to leave, I hopped into ... Read on »
Being the favourite child (or wanting to be) influences our disposition to involved in an affair by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I’ve been exploring recurring themes that exist between childhood experiences and feeling almost at home, not only in an unavailable relationsh ... Read on »
Future Faking is partly about using intentions to enhance self-image by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex One of the most popular subjects on Baggage Reclaim is the area of when people overestimate their capacity to be or do something, or overe ... Read on »
Commitment: If they can’t show up for the basics, they won’t be able to show up for... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex So many people who feel twitchy about commitment say stuff like, “Natalie, it’s too much to expect somebody to know if they want to commit ... Read on »
On being the ‘bigger’ person: Why it’s time to stop engaging – choose how... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Recently I found myself having to take every ounce of patience and willpower I had and bite my tongue. I had to choose me instead of choos ... Read on »
Some people hover just below your boundary line by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex When I was receiving treatment for my shoulder and neck a couple of weeks back – all better now, thank you! – my osteopath explained how w ... Read on »
The more assumptions you make, the more misunderstandings you have to deal with (Mo’... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex While sometimes our inability to understand each others’ positions on something can be attributed to incompatible values, sometimes it’s down t ... Read on »
Don’t confuse what you want to avoid with being the same as what you desire or need by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Having an awareness of how we truly want to feel and the path we want to walk, is crucial for ensuring that we don’t be and do things that ... Read on »
It’s Not Your Intuition That Misleads You – Evaluate The Reasoning and Knowledge Applied by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I had to go to an event in Marylebone a couple of days ago and something niggled at me about the location and which tube station I should ... Read on »
Getting Out of Your Uncomfortable Comfort Zone: Why it’s time to stop using your time to... by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex While reading a few reader stories of pain mixed in with good points, I was struck by the thought, Do these people realise that everything ... Read on »
How I self-soothed my way out of a comparison binge by NML Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Photo by Kat M for Blogtacular This time last week, I shared that I was coming out of a meltdown of sorts . I’d listened to the opening key ... Read on »