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Life, but not as we know it

Life, but not as we know it

Hands up if like me you watched Boris Johnson’s national TV address at 8.30pm and then had a very bad night’s sleep? Nothing Boris said came as a shock and many would welcome these more severe restrictions to help bring COVID-19 under control. But the fact remains;...

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Surviving Blue Monday

Surviving Blue Monday

Whether you believe in Blue Monday or not, it is worth acknowledging this time of year can be particularly challenging for people.  Watch my video where I talk about this is a bit more detail and most importantly share information about a promotional offer!  ...

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Blue Monday

Blue Monday

This year “Blue Monday” will fall on Monday 20th January. The date was calculated by Dr Cliff Arnall, a university professor taking into account: Cold weather and shorter days Debt incurred from Christmas which cannot be paid off easily The time since Christmas The...

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New year, new you?

New year, new you?

It’s a new year! The presents have been opened, the turkey and all the trimmings have been eaten, Big Ben has struck midnight and most of us have now returned to work. As we leave one decade behind and enter 2020, many of us may well have embarked upon a set of New...

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Therapy; a luxury you can’t afford?

Therapy; a luxury you can’t afford?

I wrote about the IAPT service (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) in my blog back in May but it seems it is still hitting the headlines, and not for the right reasons.  Up to 95,000 people are waiting for up to 90 days to access the counselling they need...

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The most wonderful time of the year?

The most wonderful time of the year?

Halloween and bonfire night have been and gone, it’s starting to get dark around 4pm and the Christmas songs are being played on the radio. The countdown to Christmas is truly on. Society assumes we are all looking forward to Christmas and why could we not? After all...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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