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Candice Nolan / Mar 7, 2019

Repsychle

Aug 24, 2017
Candice Nolan

My psychiatrist is a zany, bubbly personality. Never finishes a sentence, always three steps ahead! She wears this bright orange lipstick that never seems to stick on her lips. More like chinstick! But what an amazing soul! She brightens my mornings! This morning, she said something profound: “We tend to recycle yesterday and rehearse tomorrow.” […]

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Colour code

Aug 23, 2017
Candice Nolan

By way of anecdote, in the dinner queue just now, this lady quips, “Oh! But you’re so cute!”. Only to hurriedly add that she meant that in a good way, “I love your curls and you have such beautiful eyes”, she gushed.  Perhaps, it had something to do with her having seen me colouring in […]

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Taste my fear

Candice Nolan

Today I came to a rather interesting realisation. And, to illustrate, the words of our couples councellor rang true: “Being is better than doing”. Yesterday, I had time to kill between sessions. So, with nothing better to do, I sat in a quaint little enclave in the bustling passageway of the ward. I sat facing […]

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Caught must-arbating

Aug 22, 2017
Candice Nolan

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/think-well/201009/feeling-angry-or-guilty-maybe-its-time-stop-shoulding Food for thought in psych therapy today. I am a slave to “must-arbation” and “shoulding”. All part of my unrealistic expectation subtext. It’s really quite disempowering. Life is passing me by. Cheers.

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Doing it for others

Candice Nolan

I got a new roomate the other day. Of course, I made certain assumptions about what brought her to the crazy farm. She’s of retirement age – a sizeable proportion of the population “on the inside”. So, I assumed, naturally, she must be in for depression or some such. When I decided we had established […]

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Watch “The most inspirational video you will ever see Nick Vujicic” on YouTube

Aug 21, 2017
Candice Nolan

we discussed this in group therapy today. Guaranteed to move you. The therapist says its not intended to make your problems look small and significant, but rather to show the triumph of the human spirit. Enjoy! Cheers.

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Becoming a branch manager

Candice Nolan

Let’s talk trees. Tall ones. Whithered ones. Evergreens. Jacarandas. They seemed to be a prominent theme in therapy today. But its not the first time they cropped up in a therapy context. Years ago, our marriage councellor used the analogy of two oak trees.  They cannot grow if they are too close together because their […]

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Ministry of Hugs

Aug 20, 2017
Candice Nolan

I’m reading TD Jakes “Woman, thou art loosed!”. In Chapter 5 “Walk into the newness”, he speaks about his ministry of hugs. He explains, “When something happens, and I really can’t fix it, I just hug them.” I am brand spanking new to this parenting thing. My baby is only 9 months young. As long […]

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