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Finding Happiness After a Divorce.

Breakups are hard, but divorces are harder… particularly for men. A study by Kingston University analysed the impact of divorce trauma on men and women. After surveying 10,000 people in the UK between the ages of 16 and 60, they discovered that during a 20 year period, women were happier and more satisfied with their…
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How to communicate with a difficult mother

In an ideal world, our mother is our best friend, confidant, and ally: her love for us unconditional. But what if our relationship with our mother is the opposite? What if it’s confusing, hurtful, painful and, dare we say it, a little toxic? The effects of a difficult relationship with your mother don't automatically disappear when you leave home; however, it is possible to learn how it’s affected you so that you can grow from what you learn, helping you gain greater introspection, a greater understanding of others, and a greater sense of peace and happiness in the long term.
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8 Tips for Parenting an Anxious Child

In 2017, a new study revealed that 5.8% of children aged between 5 and 15 have at least one emotional disorder, including anxiety and depression
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Volunteering with the Elderly: The Surprising Benefits

There are 66 million people in the UK, with 18.2% of us aged 65 and over1, and yet despite our population increasing, loneliness is still a major public health concern.2 Linked to social isolation, depression and feelings of inadequacy, loneliness also negatively affects the normal functioning of our hearts and brains3.  It also increases the…
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Being Single

Why Being Single is Empowering

Being a single woman has been synonymous with failure for as long as the patriarchy has favoured men. (So, forever then…) We’re taught that our value comes from being in a relationship; that without one, all we’re left with is loneliness, heartache and a propensity to buy cats. This is because romantic notions have been…
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This mother’s description of her tween son’s brain is a must-read for all parents.

It started with a simple, sincere question from a mother of an 11-year-old boy. An anonymous mother posted a question to Quora, a website where people can ask questions and other people can answer them. This mother wrote: How do I tell my wonderful 11 year old son, (in a way that won’t tear him down),…
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