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How To survive the summer holidays

How To survive the summer holidays

Are you dreading the summer holidays?  Or excited for them to start? Or maybe you have mixed feelings about them. Here are some ideas to make the most of the break: Don't over plan.  Children need downtime as much as adults, especially at the beginning and end of...

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How To manage uncertainty

How To manage uncertainty

It’s been difficult for many of us over the last year. So many changes here in the UK. At times it felt like change was the new normal, in fact, change was the constant. As restrictions are lifted there are more shifting sands, because there’s yet more uncertainty...

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Difficult Mother’s Day Ahead?

Difficult Mother’s Day Ahead?

  Mother's Day means different things for all of us.  It can conjure up wonderful images and memories of young children making cute cards, or posies of garden flowers or precovid family lunches with 3 or 4 generations present. This year Mother’s Day will be...

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Are You Ready To Date Again?

Are You Ready To Date Again?

  Fed up being single? Feeling lonely when you are single is common for many people. In fact, it’s normal at times. Do you find yourself alone and lacking compared to your doubled friends’ evenings together? Do you wish you also had someone to go running with,...

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How to Manage Anxiety – in the Coronavirus Pandemic

How to Manage Anxiety – in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Anxiety has risen exponentially since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and at times it can feel overwhelming. Everyone needs a certain amount of stress to get stuff done but when this anxiety becomes unmanageable, we need to act.   If you are suffering...

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Christmas in the Time of Covid

Christmas in the Time of Covid

  The festive season can be challenging for many people but this year especially it will be difficult for most of us one way or another. We will have to make do with phone and video calls to stay in touch with people who we would normally be with. We will be...

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Being Made Redundant

Being Made Redundant

  Losing our job or business can be devastating.  I am reminded of a poignant part of the film The Full Monty when we see the redundant manager of the steel works, Gerald, getting ready for work each morning, pretending to his wife that nothing has changed...

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Loneliness

Loneliness

  Time alone is necessary for our mental well being. When we spend time by ourselves we are able to rest from the stresses and strains of everyday life, give ourselves the mental space to process our thoughts and then re engage with others in a more relaxed way...

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SAD in Lockdown 2

SAD in Lockdown 2

  Many of us are thrown out of kilter for a day or two when the clocks fall back. However, for some of us the loss of daylight hours can throw us off balance for a substantial amount of time and this can have a powerful effect on our mood.   What is Seasonal...

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The Colours of Life

The Colours of Life

  During Autumn, in between the rainy spells, it's good to get outside and appreciate the changing foliage around us. Autumnal colours are warm and earthy; the burgundy of a conker, the bright orange of pumpkin flesh and the rich browns and reds of falling...

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