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New Year; New You?

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Who gets to January and thinks yey, it’s a new year…that means a new me?  Or who gets to January and thinks I just can’t be bothered with a new year’s resolution; they never come to anything and the thought of another failure is just too much?  I think I fall somewhere in the middle.  […]

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The way you make me feel

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Happy, sad, angry, scared, disgusted, excited, surprised, jealous, amused, bored, frustrated, embarrassed, shy, joyful, puzzled, relieved…the list goes on.  Emotions are everywhere and we can choose to ignore them or embrace them.  As a therapist, one of my most frequent wonderings with a client is how something makes them feel.  So often, they are unable, […]

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Only Mummy

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It can be very challenging/frustrating when you just want to get something done so you give your bundle of joy to someone else for two minutes and they howl. Yet, as soon as you take them back in your arms they stop. Why can’t they just be happy with someone else for a minute? You’re […]

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Bubble Pop

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Hasn’t it been nice to have the sun over the last couple of days and appreciate the warmth of it in comparison to the crisp autumnal air?  After such a lot of rain, it has been a great blessing.  Nevertheless, the rain does force us to get more creative indoors and so Poppi and I […]

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Express yourself

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Are you the kind of person that takes words for face value or do you read between the lines and try and make your own meaning?  The other day I did an exercise with a mother and daughter in which the mother had to speak about something that was on her mind and the daughter […]

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If at first

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Have you ever heard of the expression “Achilles heel”?  So, it turns out my Achilles heel is quite prominent and features heavily in my life as a mum, wife, practitioner, friend, daughter, daughter-in-law, and whatever else I might be.  An Achilles heel is a weak spot, an area that despite overall strength, can lead to […]

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All grows up

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Life is a journey, not a destination.  A journey usually means changes in direction and scenery along the way.  Surely, this is one of the things that prevents life becoming boring and monotonous.  Nevertheless, I believe our attitude towards the journey plays a significant role in how interesting we allow our journey to become.  Change […]

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Old Paint

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Ahhh, the summer holidays.  I wonder how you read that “ahhh”.  Ahhh as in “help” or ahhh as in “phew”.  The summer holidays can be an almighty sense of relief for some parents, but for others, they can be quite the opposite and somewhat daunting.  Six endless weeks to fill with activities and entertainment.  As […]

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Miss Polly had a dolly

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“Ah the wonderful world of a child’s imagination” Raymond Briggs, The Bear This winter (or should I say eight months) has been, how can I put it…educational.  I think a lot of being a parent is educational and our best teachers are the little ones right in front of us.  I have learned a lot […]