Category: Memories

Rekindle Your Empty Nest

When listening to Women’s Hour recently a guest speaker said, “I didn’t believe in the term ‘empty nesting’ because unlike humans’, birds refill theirs with more chicks”. When we give birth to our children even though we don’t like it, our children grow up. They develop their independence and leave home to progress with their …

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Emotions

Emotions… …are great to have when you feel in control but can be hard to handle when we aren’t managing them as well as we would have liked. The thing is, emotions let us know what is important to us and triggers our behaviours. As we grow up we build a huge bank of emotions …

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Quick Fix Holidays To Beat The Stress

How many times have you been tempted to book a holiday because you’re feeling ‘so stressed’? We all need a break, a chance to put ourselves in a different environment, unwind, relax, have fun, and see new and exciting things.  We are all guilty of the quick fix holiday from time to time but what …

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Beat The Festive Stress

Beat The Festive Stress

Most of you by now will be well on the way to arranging your Christmas celebrations. Christmas work parties, cards, budgeting for presents, food and don’t forget the arrangements with who you’re going to spend the Christmas period with and for how long. This ongoing juggling of making the time to do the buying, the …

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Stress: Which do you want, the control or to be controlled?

Stress – Which do you want, the control or to be controlled? Stress, distress, anxiety, tension, pressure, we all call it different things but they are all closely related. As a life coach and teacher of Developing Effective Thinking Skills, I listen to people talk about their feelings quite often and the phrases I hear …

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My, How Things Change

My, How Things Change It has become apparent that a beard is now a fashionable accessory; forget the rough look, personally I can’t stand it.  For me it’s an all or nothing affair.   My No.1 Son is following his Father’s line with no facial hair and I always remember Mr Hoff boasting that he didn’t …

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Are There Really Shops in Scotland?

Are There Really Shops in Scotland?   Thank goodness the weather is getting warmer and the holidays are getting closer.  On the run up to a week in Scotland I have already started stocking up the necessary supplies to keep us going.  My No.1 Husband has already started stating “All you’re going to be doing …

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To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back I’m sure we’ve all got stories of when we have been put in a situation where you can feel fear, anxiety, terror (call it what you will), rise up through your body from your toes.  I know mine well and it mainly haunts me at fair grounds no matter how large …

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Mother and Baby

Mother and Baby As a mother of teenagers, with their birthdays continually coming round, yes I know I will also be another year older.  However, it is a great opportunity to celebrate not only their birth but to also relish in the great and funny times; the warm and fuzzy moments of motherhood.  Don’t get …

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