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Canvas of Life

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After a chat with my family last night and having been asked the question “have you got any news” and finding the answer was “no, not really…pretty much same old, same old” I thought to myself, perhaps this week it is time to share some news!  If you read last weeks blog you would have […]

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Stargazing

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“I think he just wanted to be noticed” – Billy Bixbee from There’s no such thing as a dragon Why is it that as humans we all crave so much attention?  Why do we want to be noticed? Yet, for some of us, when we are noticed, we shrink away or wish the floor would […]

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Don’t stop movin’

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Our bodies are the texts that carry the memories and therefore remembering is no less than reincarnation – Katie Cannon (p. 184) Stress.  A word we hear far too much?  We are born with a predisposition for stress.  A little stress is actually a good thing; we need some!  In every moment of our lives […]

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To infinity

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Have you ever caught yourself thinking, “Woah, that little life tottering around in front of me totally depends on me and many of the things I do to shape its future?”  What a responsibility to think that our influence as parents can either create or change a future.  As a play therapist, I work with […]

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Peepo

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“Peepo….peepo…” how many times have you said that to a baby in a high pitched voice and thought, why do they get so much enjoyment out of it?  On the other hand, how many times have you found yourself trying desperately to console an inconsolable friend’s baby whilst they have popped out of the room […]

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You’re Beautiful

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Our bodies are extraordinary concepts.  Our minds are even more staggering.  Yet, however detached we may feel from one or the other they are intrinsically linked.  As my role as a play therapist, I have worked with numerous children who have taught themselves not to feel.  Due to pain and trauma, they have experienced in […]

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It’s a kind of magic

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Sickness and utter exhaustion, blissful and divine, excruciating pain, emotional rollercoaster, terrifying, life-changing, nothing prepares you, incredible love, feeling like the most astounding person alive, amazing, grateful, worth the battle, magical, the best, the worst and everything in between.  Pregnancy. These words have come from real-life mothers describing their real-life experiences.  It’s such a crazy […]

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Call the Midwife

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It’s 3.25am and I’ve woken up soaking wet.  Have I wet myself?  No, surely I have more control than that (even if I am eight months pregnant).  It’s hot.  Am I just really sweaty?  I don’t think so.  I get up and go to the toilet, but it doesn’t stop.  I call out…”Daf, I can’t […]