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Tiny Acts of Bravery

Kimberley Wilson

Chartered Psychologist, author and broadcaster Kimberley Wilson joins Clover Stroud to share her take on bravery.


Kimberley discusses the difference between courage and bravery, she highlights the pressure we all feel to conform and the importance of therapy in helping us face our fears and


She also offers advice on how to have more self-compassion, why she believes there are no real adults and she shares her very unique talisman. 


Follow Kimberley Wilson @foodandpsych and find her helpful resources at www.kimberleywilson.co/resources

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