Loneliness definition Loneliness is a complex emotion. At its most basic, it’s defined as a feeling of sadness due to a lack of friends or company.  There’s a distinct difference between seeking solitude and feeling loneliness. Solitude is a noun – it’s something we seek to find Loneliness is an adjective – it’s something that describes how we feel. Often, when we think about people who are…

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Helping you understand when it’s time to let go of your marriage or try again Contrary to popular belief, the honeymoon period doesn’t last forever. Relationships often go through periods of highs, lows and everything in between. When it comes to a marriage, added pressures such as money, children, work stresses and conflicting schedules can…

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Are you worried about how best to support a friend, colleague or family member? Are you unsure as to what advice you should give or what you can actually do? Or perhaps you are supported by people around you but feel that their well-meant words aren’t what you need. This time of year, often more…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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