Empty Nest Syndrome – it’s a thing, and it’s ok

Many parents feel really despondent, lonely and anxious when their kid hits adulthood and leaves home, even for something positive like going to University.  Even while the joy can be there, or a sense of accomplishment for them and yourself, it’s still natural to feel down. For many, it’s a time of major readjustment. If […]

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Making Sense of Menopause

  So many women’s issues are seemingly on the public agenda, and yet when the time comes to experience them, we discover they are actually shrouded in mystery or shame. Or both. Menopause is one. It is often bundled into a hurried conversation around ‘hot flushes’ and ‘HRT’, maybe with an aging joke on the […]

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Self-Esteem: I am me, and I am okay

A Poem by Virginia Satir           I AM ME In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me Everything that comes out of me is authentically me Because I alone chose it – I own everything about me My body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my […]

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