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You are not alone

This can be a very difficult time of year for millions of people.

I, for one, don’t listen to the radio or watch much TV. This is because I don’t like being advertised to if I can help it. I prefer to keep my vibration and energy clear from negative influences.

When it comes to the so-called “festive season”, you basically cannot avoid seeing what advertisers and shops want you to see, think and feel which is: “This is a time for happy families, couples and extended families to get together, buy each other gifts and have a wonderful time with all the supportive people in their lives”. So where does that leave everyone else?

Where does that leave the person who doesn’t have their family nearby or even in the same country? Where does that leave the divorced single parent struggling to make ends meet and dealing with emotional turmoil and guilt because their children come from a “broken home”? Where does that leave all the single people of the world who haven’t found that special someone yet? Where does it leave those who are struggling financially but who feel terrible because they can’t afford to buy everybody presents?

Well, I want to tell you if you happen to be one of the people in any of the above categories, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Loneliness is becoming a major social issue which obviously has a huge impact on people’s mental health and well-being. Loneliness affects millions of people. Even those who you wouldn’t suspect are lonely at all!

So, I would like to suggest that this be a time of compassion. And I don’t mean pity for others and certainly not pity for yourself. I mean this should be a time where you show YOURSELF the greatest compassion and understanding that you can possibly muster. I know it’s not easy but it can be done.

Do things that bring YOU joy and happiness and well-being during this time. And then realise you should be doing that ALL of the time – and then share your joy with those you love.

Namaste 🙏🏻

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David Fox is an author, speaker and registered psychologist with a masters degree in psychology. He believes that overcoming issues like anxiety and depression are best tackled on multiple fronts such as exercise, supplements, working with your thoughts and beliefs, watching your diet and talking to someone who can provide empathy and support while you figure things out. His goal is teach people individually and within organisations in how to help themselves thrive. In addition, David supports patients who would like to eventually reduce or potentially stop taking anti-depressant medication if they are finding major negative side effects from remaining on the medications and looking for alternative routes to a better quality of life. This is not for everyone, and yes some people may need to remain on some amount of medication – especially those with bi-polar disorder or schizophrenia. However, for those whose issues began as anxiety and/or depression, there may certainly be another way to healing other than medication. David is the author of the book Change your Life! Hope and Healing for Anxiety and Depression.

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