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A leap of faith

February 25, 2020

      Every leap year we add an extra day to the Gregorian calendar in order to synchronise it with the seasons. It takes the earth approximately 365.25 days to once orbit the sun, so if we didn’t add on this extra day, to […]

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12 years……and still counting!

January 21, 2020

  As we embark on a new year, enter a new decade and see in the Chinese New Year on the 25th January, (not forgetting my mum’s birthday on the 24th, and having a wee dram on Burns Night!) there is a real sense of […]

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A media-free diet!

December 27, 2019

          Over-indulged this Christmas? Well, how about doing a detox diet that involves ditching the news, instead!?!   Notice when you feel the urge to keep checking the news – reaching for the paper, or logging onto news websites – what […]

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Social Isolation

December 20, 2019

            As the Christmas break fast approaches, it’s vital we recognise that not all of us will be playing Happy Families……. honestly, as much as we do our best, how many of us really play this properly, anyway? Despite all […]

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Forgiveness, Hope & Compassion

December 13, 2019

            After yet another successful conference for my colleagues and I at MIP (The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy), how we go about retelling our stories so they no longer give us cause to feel pain, I feel is a must […]

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24 Days Of Kindness!

December 6, 2019

  With advent now underway, here are 24 beautiful ways to encourage your little ones to think about others at this very special time of year:   Tell a Christmas joke and make someone laugh Make festive cards for your teachers Offer to set the […]

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Crisis, what crisis?

November 29, 2019

            Life, it is sometimes said, begins at 40, but it often doesn’t feel like it! To many people, the realisation that youth is behind them and middle age has arrived, is a depressing one. We are used to dismissing […]

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Positive Boredom

November 22, 2019

            It is often said that only boring people get bored. If this is true, then we humans must really be a tedious bunch! Around 90% of us report being bored some of the time, and the average person says […]

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November 15, 2019

            Friends – they have a positive impact on our health, wealth and wellbeing. Social isolation, on the other hand, creates feelings akin to physical pain and leaves us anxious and susceptible to illness. In fact, our bodies react to […]

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November 8, 2019

            No way! Was it really 30 years ago when the Berlin Wall came down?? Where and how did those three decades just disappear??? Our autobiographical memories are incomplete – some periods of our lives generate heaps of memories, while […]

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