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Sleigh bells or alarm bells?

Published November 10, 2017 at 2:47 pm

Are you worrying about what to get your Niece and Nephew for Christmas? Are you wondering if the supermarkets will still be stocking turkeys? Are you concerned that you won’t have enough to go around and that on Christmas Day you will suddenly realise you didn’t get the stuffing? Well, for your reassurance we all […]

Dark nights looming?

Published October 3, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Dark nights looming If you are anything like me, you may find yourself noticing quit rapidly that the summer nights are disappearing fast.  The blinds are coming down much sooner and that autumnal air is surrounding us by late afternoon. As most of you will know I walk most days therefore, the weather plays a […]

Top Tips for Self-Belief

Published September 20, 2017 at 11:19 am

Top Tips for Self-Belief You may not always feel you have it but believe me, you do have a huge supply of self-belief otherwise, you wouldn’t have been able to achieve the things in life you have achieved to date.  And….there are many I am sure. It’s amazing when I work with people and discuss […]

University Challenge (Revisited blog)

Published August 22, 2017 at 10:59 am

University Challenge! Many parents across the land are currently in a state of flux as universities are making offers to our young people!  Decisions need to be made about university places, accommodation and finances causing confusion and anx to many. What may have seemed like a distant life change is fast becoming a life reality […]

Reassurance for the big 40!

Published July 27, 2017 at 10:01 am

It was over a decade ago that I reached the grand age of 40.  I received cards saying “Life begins at 40” and “You’re not over the hill yet” but boy oh boy did that feel strange. Middle age gets you like that as you are neither young or drawing your pension, you just feel ‘in […]

Secret Singers……..calling out!

Published July 15, 2017 at 11:56 am

If you are anything like me you might call yourself a ‘secret singer’? I certainly have until recently! For many years I have grabbed a mic (often a hair brush or a wooden spoon) and sang my heart out to a CD of past favourites or the radio in the hope that no one can […]

Simple tips that can make a world of difference to your child.

Published June 12, 2017 at 10:11 am

Simple tips that can make a world of difference to your child. I hope the following advice tips may help to reassure you that parenting although, difficult at times can be rewarding and with a bit of  fore thought can pay dividends in the long run. My sons are both now in their late 20’s, […]

Is Singing Really Good for You?

Published May 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

  Singing has been a large part of my life, I sing when I’m sad, I sing when I’m happy.  I grew up in a village where everyone sang, including my parents.  I know, not just from personal experience but that of others that singing can improve one’s mental and physical health.  I know after […]

I don’t have time to be mindful, do I?

Published May 15, 2017 at 12:36 pm

I don’t have time to be mindful, do I? Yes, you do! It can be a very easy ‘mind’ workout that can fit into daily activities very easily. I do mindfulness whilst walking, it’s a great way to think about me and my life. Controlling our thoughts and focusing our energies inward can combat the […]

Top Tips for Parents! Resilience Building….who needs it?

Published April 26, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Teaching resilience skills to our children is something we all would like to be versed in.  Helping ourselves and our children to ‘bounce back’ after minor set backs is vital for solid mental health and self esteem. We see and read so many messages that conflict perhaps with each other, our own views on parenting […]