A little anxiety is a good thing …

… a lot is a problem Anxiety is all about perceived danger, not actual danger. Hard to distinguish based on feelings alone. Some of us suffer anxiety and it can be debilitating. It can stop us take necessary risks in every day life. It can interfere with our futures, our relationships, our work and block…

Winter? The Blues? Or … is it Depression?

Signs & Symptoms of Depression It is that time of year again. We are coming to the end of Winter and Spring cannot get here fast enough. It is the Winter of Blues when some of us are more susceptible to developing signs, symptoms and even an episode of Depression – which is far from…

Vulnerability, Surrender & the Game of Shame

Lost of people ask me … to define exactly what the ‘Authentic Self’ is, what is it Imogen? I say, “Good Question”. And it is a good question. What do we do to find a quick answer to a complex question, we go to YouTube. And if it is complex – we look for some…

“Use my body like the pages of a Book …”

~ Jerome, The Pillow Book The Open Page Journal writing is, in the plainest words possible, the most direct path to not only ‘The Authentic Self’, but more importantly to excavating, uncovering and unearthing your Authentic Self. The thought of writing a Journal does not exactly fill many people with curiosity and exuberance when I…

Are you caught in … “The Happiness Trap”?

We are supposed to be happy … right? I mean if we are not happy, we are clearly failing in some obvious way. Aren’t we? Could the pressure to be ‘happy’ be making us … unhappy? Russ Harris started out working life as a Medical Doctor, a GP. After a couple of years he noticed…

Who’s afraid of PTSD?

American Military Wives Battling Bare – Raising Awareness About PTSD “Broken by Battle, Wounded by War, My Love is forever, to you this I swore. I will quiet your silent screams, Help heal your shattered soul, Until once again my love, YOU ARE WHOLE” How do I know if I am experiencing symptoms of ……