"I get a lecture from my therapist every week which boils down to: pull your socks up. Okay, it's a bit more sophisticated than that... it's working and I love it.

Thoughts, my therapist says, are very untrustworthy things. Don't buy into them. some thoughts are useful - learn to recognize these. Ditch the others. And just because you feel something, it doesn't mean it's true."

-- Amy Jenkins in The Independent