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Depression: 7 ‘Insider Secrets’ – Why It Isn’t What It Looks Like!

Here is a brief insight into my personal world of the battle with depression.  We are all different but I hope this will help you get inside our sometimes scary & seemingly out-of-control world & realise that you can, through … Continue reading

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For Those In Peril On The Sea

Whilst visiting my children in the Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin) this week my attention was drawn to this lovely memorial to mariners from the Island who had lost their lives at sea; in war & in peace. Take care … Continue reading

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Orchids

Orchids: one of my favourite blooms. Take care until next time …

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RIP Herr Prof Dr Dr William Graham Wood (1944 – 2014) aka. My Brother

Being woken up with the news that your brother has just passed away is a surprise I could do without. At times like this it is too easy to ask questions; the ‘What if’ ones are always the most destructive & … Continue reading

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When Hope Comes, Change Happens

Hope is powerful! It means that something good can grow from our darkest times. If you are confused, angry or feel that the situation is hopeless, it isn’t. There is hope. Sometimes we have to look in the right place … Continue reading

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“Why Did I Do That?” Childhood Experiences: Seeds Of Our Adult Life

  Have you ever been in a situation where something happens or something is said & you react immediately, later asking the question, “Why did I do that?” or “Why did I say that?” or even “Why did I think … Continue reading

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YOU are Beautiful As You Are

  The message of this blog really is that simple; “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AS YOU ARE!” The biggest & I believe, most destructive lie we are sold today is that “You need to look like this, be this, achieve this, … Continue reading

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To Be Liked Or To Be Loved? Starting Where We Are & Reaching Where We Want To Be

    The greatest lie we are told is that we have to earn our worth or value. That is complete rubbish! Each of us is born with an inherent value & worth. As humans, we are built & wired … Continue reading

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Easter: A New Start

Last week I was introduced to the Eastern European practice of decorating eggs for Easter. Unfortunately the only egg I could find was a chocolate marzipan one 🙂 For me the central message of Easter is opportunity for a fresh … Continue reading

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Shit Happens!

If there is one thing we can be guaranteed in life it is that things will not always go as we want them to; sometimes spectacularly so. Even with all the best planning & preparation, life does have a habit … Continue reading

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