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New Term – New Start

September is the time for change. Holiday makers are returning; children are going back to school and students are flying the nest for college or university. It is the time to get back in the garden after the heat of the summer; it’s the time to clear away the cobwebs that have gathered in the corners of the room. Maybe you’re starting to think about re-joining the gym and what classes you will take. Maybe there is a new project at work you have to get your teeth into. Whatever your age or circumstances, the chances are that September is …

Bereavement – What Is Normal?

Grief can take many different forms Whether that is the end of a relationship, loss of property, loss of mobility or mental faculties or the death of someone close to us, the stages of grieving that we can typically go through are similar. Grief can be overwhelming and at the time, it may feel like it will never end. But if we understand that there are typically stages that a bereaved person often goes through, we can get some reassurance that we are not alone in this and that it will get easier. The Grieving Process There is no ‘right’ …

Surviving Valentine’s Day If You Are Single

Valentine’s Day can be a difficult time of the year if you are single. However, I am a strong believer that every situation can be an opportunity for growth and personal development if we recognise it as such. Perhaps now is a good time for you to focus on who you are, what you are looking for and most importantly, loving yourself. Yes I know that probably sounds a rubbish suggestion when what you really want is a hot date, or better still, someone to love you. But bear with me…. Learning to really love you is a vital step …