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Covid, craving social interactions or alone time?

The longer the current restrictions remain in place the more the different pressures we are facing become evident, but none so obvious as those craving alone time, compared with those, like myself, that are missing company so desperately. I’ve recently been listening to ‘Alonement’, a fascinating pod cast by writer and podcaster Francesca Specter. In …

Fields of different shades of grass

Is the grass greener, or is it just a different shade?

With so much media attention on the role of social media on your mental health, I’ve been thinking about how it’s influenced me, particularly how focusing on my own life rather than comparing to others has improved my happiness. Those closest to me would probably agree that I’ve always been quite headstrong and driven in …

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day…… finding our own way in the world!

With it being International Women’s Day I thought this post might be even more on point today when we’re thinking about #PressforProgress! For my parent’s generation, the women’s role was very clear, largely involving being a homemaker, wife and mother. Today, I’m pleased to say this has changed in many parts of the world, and …

support through grief

Grief – it can hit us when we least expect it!

The thing is with grief, there seems to be no pattern, rhyme or reason why or when it hits us. In my experience, how we cope with different degrees of grief is dependant on the quality of support we have from those closest to us and how it defines us. Even when we are silent …

Art……so much more than a pretty painting!

For those of you that have any kind of creative streak, whether that’s in art, music, writing, performing, etc you will understand what I mean when I say art is good for your soul. Art is a strange subject though, as whenever it’s talked about with those who wouldn’t describe themselves as ‘arty’, usually people’s …