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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 …

Grateful 2020

Covid, coping and self care!

Wow, what a year and what a massive learning curve I’ve been on! The pandemic has had such a huge impact on everyone, but amongst the sadness there has been rays of sunshine. As we approach 2021 I’m reflecting on the last 12 months. I have learnt so much this year, about myself, about people …

Winter Sunshine Vitamin D

Missing the sunshine? Why we all need to prioritise Vitamin D!

Coming out of the second lockdown in England, with mixed feelings about the weeks ahead, I wonder how everyone is managing their way through these winter months, especially the dark evenings. We were extremely lucky in the first lockdown to experience some really good periods of weather here in the UK. Many of us, myself …

Be Kind - stop bullying

Bullying….seen through the eyes of an adult

If you were bullied when I was a child, the only silver lining was that you were able to leave some of the pain behind at the school gates, but now we live in a very different world. One that means children can be ‘connected’ 24/7 and I can’t begin to imagine how hard it …

World Suicide Prevention Day

When asked, ‘how are you?’ how many of us simply reply ‘I’m OK’, even though we may not be. We all have highs and lows but, unfortunately for some, the lows are more constant and more extreme. I can’t imagine what it must be like if that’s your default response, yet feeling low was a …