communication

Hope

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I don’t want to say much today.  I feel too much is being said.  So just a very little pause for thought: H is for hope.  Hope spurs faith.  Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  Find peace. O is for opportunity.  Seize the day.  Be kind.  Be […]

basic need

Park Life

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Before becoming a parent one of the things I used to resent was standing, freezing my butt off, with other mums in the park, watching their children swing, slide etc, and only having the usual snippets of conversation as the parent tends to falls, friendship upsets, sibling rivalry etc.  But, since becoming a parent I […]

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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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Mum Guilt

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Earlier this year I heard someone answer the question “what would you do differently in life” as follows: “ I’d fill it with less stuff”.  That really got me thinking.  What is “stuff”?  Is it meaningful or just stuff?  The answer prompted me to take a rain check on all the stuff in my life […]

anxiety

Sunday Blues

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Sunday afternoon blues…how many of us get that weird sinking feeling as the weekend draws to a close and the impending week looms around the corner?  I, generally, love my job, but I still, most definitely, get Sunday blues.  I remember Sunday blues on maternity leave too.  Monday was always a bit of a nothing […]

Activity

Run Mummy Run!

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“Not enough time”, “no inclination/motivation”, “too tired”, “no childcare”, “not sure what to do”.  These may sound familiar.  Fitting exercise in as a mummy is a challenge and if you are not inclined anyway, it’s way down on the priority list.  Today I have the privilege of interviewing an outstanding mother who is part of […]

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Sweet Dreams

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“I love sleep.  My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” Ernest Hemingway Anyone else feel like that?!  Sleep is a funny old thing but something, that as parents, is so crucial and yet so unobtainable.  Why is that?  Why is the hardest job of our lives one we have […]

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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 […]