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Casting light on your shadow

Casting light on your shadow

I have recently had to engage in some honest self reflection about how I feel towards another person. They are loud and love to be the centre of attention. I have purposely kept my distance from this person and find myself inwardly rolling my eyes whenever they speak...
Hello September

Hello September

Over the last few days my Facebook page has been inundated with pictures of beaming children in their school uniforms, ready to start their new school or class for the year.  For each child the start of September brings with it a fresh new uniform, new stationery, new...
The power of positive strokes

The power of positive strokes

Are you sitting comfortably?  I am going to tell you a story called “The warm fuzzy tale”. There once was a happy land where “warm fuzzies” are given our freely to each other.  As the name would suggest, when someone received a “warm fuzzy” they feel warm and fuzzy...
All you need is love

All you need is love

Last Saturday afternoon Ripon celebrated St Wilfrid’s Parade.  The market square was positively buzzing with the people of Ripon who had all come to clap, cheer, dance and sing along as the City Band, Morris Dancers and floats which made their way through the city....
Make friends with your anxiety

Make friends with your anxiety

I recently listened to an interesting interview with Dr Tim Cantopher, a leading psychiatrist who has written a new book called “Overcoming anxiety without fighting it”.  Acceptance is the central premise to his book; acceptance of your anxiety, accepting it is a part...