Tag Archives: Anxiety

Saying No!

Do you have a problem saying “no”? When your boss asks you to work late, and you’d rather go home and watch TV with a glass of wine, do you say “yes” when you mean “no”? Do you find it … Continue reading

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Mr Strong to the Rescue

The teenager was almost past me when I read the caption on his tea shirt, “Mr Strong to the Rescue.” He was thin and of average height, hardly the stereotypical picture of strength. What does Mr Strong look like to … Continue reading

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Bullying

We hear a lot about bullying in schools, most recently in relation to Kate Middleton’s experiences as a young teenager. Many parents are aware of the possibility that their child may experience bullying, and schools are required to have procedures … Continue reading

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Death and Disappointment

Disappointment – Who hasn’t experienced it? The job we wanted that went to someone else? The creative urge that faded before it reached it’s apex. The family member who lets us down. Life is full of disappointments, large and small; … Continue reading

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Differences in Relationships – How do You do Yours?

When you have a difference of opinion with someone in your life, how do you deal with it? Do you blame the other person for their narrow mindedness? Do you dismiss them as wrong? Do you tell yourself it’s not … Continue reading

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Changing Plans

I think it was John Lennon who famously said that life is what happens when you’re busy making plans. Maybe he too was feeling the frustration that can arise when our world is turned upside down by the unexpected. So … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions, decisions

Meat or fish? Shoes or boots? Walk or get the bus? Sometimes decisions are straightforward, made with little or no struggle. But sometimes it’s not so easy. We can weigh the pros and cons, and see what looks like the … Continue reading

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When Someone Close To Us Is Ill

I watched the young man as he helped his mother to sit down at the table opposite me in the hospital cafe. While his hands and movements were gentle and caring, his eyes avoided making contact with hers, and his … Continue reading

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