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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 […]

Walking… it Really Good for You?

Published April 10, 2017 at 2:09 pm

Walking… it really that good for you? To right it is! For those of you who follow my Facebook page or have read my past blogs, I’m a keen advocate for walking.  I offer a ‘walk & talk’ service for clients who want a different approach or, who lead very busy lives.   So, why […]

Unlock your confidence

Published April 6, 2017 at 1:21 pm

Would you like to take the plunge and find out more about: Why you think the way you do? Find new ways of being more positive in your daily life? Feel more confident in social situations? Feel more confident in work and home situations? If the answer is yes, then why not give my new […]

Tips to Aid Resilience

Published March 21, 2017 at 4:28 pm

We can all be guilty of heading down hill once one negative thing happens however, it’s really important to halt that down hill thinking and start the steady climb upwards again.  Or at least remain still. These tips may help! Get out! Phone a friend or go for a walk. Surrounding ourselves with positives can […]