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New Year Resolutions – good idea or waste of time?

We all like the idea of turning over a new leaf, to make a fresh start or to have another chance. Some people are sceptical about this and see it as a waste of time; they say: – “you know … Continue reading

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Can’t sleep? Don’t panic!

My great granny used to say: “sleep is not essential, what matters is that you rest.” I think these are wise words. We often suffer more from worrying about being awake, than from lack of sleep. However, there are things … Continue reading

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How can talking help?

People often ask, “how does talking help? It can’t change anything can it?”  Well, actually, it can. It is true that no amount of talking can change the fact that you were made redundant, had a serious operation, were bullied … Continue reading

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Money for nothing, values for free

The turnout for the recent local elections was poor. When a young woman was asked why she had not voted she said, “Well, it makes no difference does it?  They’re all the same.”  How did we get to such apathy? … Continue reading

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The power of story

Psychotherapy is also known as ‘the talking cure’.   However, people often ask ‘how can talking about something help?  It doesn’t actually change anything, does it?’ Well, actually, talking about what bothers us, what hurts, what is difficult to come to … Continue reading

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Snow and transformation 2

As I walked in the snow-covered park I came across a group of young people building an igloo.  Some were busy filling black plastic recycling boxes with snow; others picked up the boxes and carried them over to someone inside … Continue reading

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Snow and Transformation 1

When I got up the other morning the world was transformed by a blanket of thick snow. No one appeared to have gone out in it yet and everything looked pristine and beautiful. Walking among the trees and shrubs in … Continue reading

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Is it wrong to feel bad?

There seems to be a trend at the moment that everyone is supposed to feel great all the time. Never mind that you have not had a good night’s sleep for what seems like forever because your youngest child is … Continue reading

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