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How to have hard conversations – it doesn’t have to be that hard

All of us at some point in our lives will need to have a difficult conversation with someone.  It can feel very scary in advance of these conversations, and as a result people often avoid them.  Sadly, the result of avoidance is almost always worse.   I was a CEO of a company for 18 years –…

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Coping with narcissism in a relationship

Most of us know the story of Narcissus, the beautiful Greek hunter who fell in love with his own reflection. The story coined the term ‘narcissistic’ when describing someone who is self-obsessed, vain, or overly grandiose. In the field of healthcare and psychology, acute narcissism is categorised as a personality disorder (NPD) – one that…

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What happens when your period starts?

Its Ok to be single

The average age a girl gets her period is 12; however, they can start as young as 8 and as old as 16!1 A lot of young women find it almost impossible to talk to their parents about periods, whether it’s because they’re embarrassed, confused, have difficulty communicating with their parents, or are having issues…

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How to move forward as a young widow.

Losing a partner at any age is devastating and life changing. However, losing them young can feel like a robbery of time, memories and dreams. When we marry, we do so because we want to grow old with our loved one, and having that opportunity taken away from us can seem impossible to recover from.…

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Teaching Language Using the Total Physical Response

What is the Total Physical Response (TPR)? TPR is derived from the same methods used to develop our language skills as children. Parents will often combine words with gestures and objects, connecting their vocabulary with whole body actions when teaching their child what something means. First developed by James Asher, a professor of psychology at…

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Understanding Self-Harm

Self_Harm

There are various statistics around the prevalence of self-harm among young people. However, the truth is, it’s almost impossible to confirm the actual numbers. All we know is that girls are more likely to self-harm than boys, mainly due to boys punching a wall or engaging in behaviours that don’t come to the attention of…

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You and the Baby Blues

The Baby Blues. After 9 long months, you’ve just welcomed a beautiful baby into your life. You grew an entire human inside of you and then endured labour so they could be born. You are incredible.

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Why Being Single is Empowering

Being Single

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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Stalker Problems: How to Tell and What to do.

I have a problem with a stalker

I have a problem with a stalker. When we hear the term ‘stalking,’ most of us imagine being followed by a strange, faceless person. So someone who hides in bushes and lurks around corners waiting to catch a glimpse of the object of their desire. In reality, stalking is far more sinister than that. Stalking…

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