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Getting it right on Mothers’ Day

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 in Blog |

Getting it right on Mothers’ Day

Getting it right on Mothers’ Day   It’s one day a year, and you better not forget it!  Why are there such high expectations on Mothers’ Day? It’s easy to get caught up in the commercialism of Mothers’ Day, with the huge amount of advertising for cards, flowers, and presents, and restaurants and hotels promising the best treats Mothers’ Day is now celebrated by 46 countries throughout the world.   It started Anna Jarvis who campaigned for a day of recognition, after the death...

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When divorce gets messy

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 in Blog, Self Help | 1 comment

When divorce gets messy

  Divorce is a process of separation which can be painful for many people.  Even when both parties agree that they no longer wish to share their lives with each other, there can be arguments and disagreements. The inevitable consequence of separation is division, a division of assets, resources and parenting responsibilities.  Often the two processes become entwined so the pain of separation interferes with practical decisions that must be made.  The attempt of mediation is to mediate...

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New Year, New You

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 in Blog |

New Year, New You

Would you like to change you? Many people think that they are stuck with their personality type, but research at the University of Manchester has shown that personalities can and do change. Your personality is a combination of your attitudes, behaviour, and emotional patterns. We used to think that your personality was a combination of your genes and your life experiences. You couldn’t change your genes, and so the emphasis has always been on changing external factors to help you feel better,...

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Danbo

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 in Blog |

Danbo

Danbo is a Japanese cardboard robot that originally appeared in the manga Yotsuba&! I loved Danbo as soon as I was introduced to him. The idea of Danbo is that there is a person hiding inside. Many people hide inside themselves or don’t express themselves freely and fully for many different reasons. I like the idea of liberating people to be themselves. I was surprised at being excited about the delivery of my own Danbo. He came directly from Japan and came in a hundred tiny pieces with...

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Pregnancy for Men

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 in Blog |

Pregnancy for Men

Pregnancy affects men too. You are supposed to be excited at the prospect, and any doubts can be hard to admit. There is much more emphasis today on the importance of dads and their involvement in parenting. Some men worry about being a good dad, particularly if they had a difficult relationship with their own dad. Some men have doubts about taking on the responsibility of a family. Some men worry they will lose their wife to her family and friends. Some men panic, feeling that life, as they...

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Get Over It and Move On

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 in Blog |

Get Over It and Move On

People are often told to get over it or move on. For most people this means ignoring or forgetting about the problem. Sometimes this strategy works, but as many as 1 in 4 of us find it impossible to do at some time in our life. So what can you do, if you find yourself in this position? One of the strategies that can help is to talk it through with someone. Other strategies that many people use include: putting on a brave face; burying your head in the sand and hoping it will just go away;...

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