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Kindness Matters To Our Mental Health

Random acts of kindness have been a defining characteristic of communities surviving lockdown and provoked a surge in hopes for a more considerate society to emerge as a result, proving that kindness matters. In its truest guise, kindness is an impulsive gesture that comes from the heart and…

The Value Of Memories In Lockdown

How important are your memories in getting you through lockdown?  These restricted, routine and stagnant lives that we all lead right now mean that there is very little incoming.  There are no new personal experiences or stories to relate and feed our conversations and creative processes – just…

The Joy of Simplicity In Lockdown

The concept of celebrating the “little things in life” is nothing new, but it has without doubt grown in significance over recent weeks.  Our previously hectic lifestyles have been brought to an abrupt halt and forced to live as we are now within new limited parameters, there is…

Tips For Surviving The Lockdown With Teenagers

We should be on a long-awaited family safari holiday now; but instead of enjoying the expanse of the African plains, we are, like all of us, adapting to social distancing and staying at home.  Life in isolation is a challenge for absolutely everyone, but how do you survive…

Teens & Social Distancing

Social distancing.  How do we get our teens and young people to understand the importance of this new phenonmenon which has become such a core part of managing the coronavirus pandemic? Unprecedented and challenging times, social distancing, the world as we don’t know it  – those are the…

A Man Of Few Words

A man of few words is how I would describe my husband but those he delivers are worth more than their weight in gold, hence why he is so good at his job and almost certainly why I fell in love with him all those years ago across…

Welcome Back

Dear readers, Happy New Year and welcome back, it’s been a while.  My head and my heart have been elsewhere recently and the urge to put fingers to keypad has been somewhat absent.  Christmas and a reason to pause came as a welcome break as it does for…