01 Apr 2018
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How to Understand Life Better – Letter to A Dying Man

When we started this project a number of people commented that there is a lot of material here for prevention of suicide and recovery from self-harm thoughts or actions, but little for those suffering the intense grief caused when someone close to them has died by suicide. I’m working a new ‘Manifesto’ right now –...

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31 Mar 2018
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Easy Ways to Improve Your Relationships – Part 2

I’ve made a lot of mistakes in life – and learning how to manage relationships was a biggie. Yep – messy messy messy sometimes. But through the years you learn things – things that make sense and that are rewarding and wonderful.  I’d like to share some of those things. Maintaining relationships when you are...

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31 Mar 2018
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5 Pillars of Recovery from Depression – Pillars 1-3

Being depressed feels like being broken. Something inside is clunking around like a broken drive shaft. The subtlety of this disease is that it not like a broken leg – if you get a broken leg you go to the hospital – get an X-ray – scream your head off when the doctor puts it...

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20 Mar 2018
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The Secret of Life After Death? Part 1

Well don’t we know how to pick tricky topics – any blog worth its tin of sardines, dedicated to suicide prevention and awareness is going to have to address this biggie. And it really is a biggie – because it is going to cut across a lot of people ideas about life, death and in...

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20 Mar 2018
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Easy Ways to Improve Your Relationships – Part 1

I don’t know you – but I can make a guess about you – nothing in the entire world causes you as much angst and anxiety than relationships. Relationships are at the very bottom of pretty much every single human problem there is – and I’m sure that you find that pretty much all of...

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20 Mar 2018
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5 Ways to Get to Sleep when Sleep Simply Won’t Come

We all know the feeling – lying in bed at night and the thoughts in your mind just won’t stop coming.  Round and round and round – thoughts that simply won’t go away or quieten down, tossing, turning, lying there in the dark, trying desperately to sleep and getting more and more frustrated. Sleep is...

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20 Mar 2018
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What Everyone Should Know About Health – GIGO

In the early days of computers becoming popular, there was this acronym – GIGO – Garbage In Garbage Out – which basically meant if you coded the computer wrong it wouldn’t work. Pretty obvious really. When racehorse owners train their horses, they make sure that they get the very best food, the bet shelter, the...

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20 Mar 2018
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How To Find Your Steel Within

Suicide is a final solution to a temporary problem. No matter how bad the problems are they are temporary. As Jim Rohn once said: “ Everything changes. Nothing remains the same. Which should give pause to the rich and hope to the poor.” Right now, if you are feeling in pain, feeling like nothing is...

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20 Mar 2018
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5 Ways to Tame Your Inner Voice

You know what voice I am taking about. A bunch of chattering monkeys playing havoc with your mind. It’s the never ending, always critical, constant harping on and on, voice that lives in your head. I’m no good. He/she doesn’t love me. I hate [insert object of derision] I’m too fat/too skinny/too ugly/too clumsy. I...

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