Love exists in many forms: love for our parents, for our children, our friends, family members, a pet and the most prominent in our lives could be that of a partner. Navigating the way through these relationships can be like navigating a boat across the seas: at times warm and sunny while at other times it might be incredibly choppy and anything else inbetween.
These days the aim of Valentine’s Day has changed from its long association with religious celebration of love, replacing this sense of innocence with expectations of romance that will awaken your partner to your love and devotion or light the fire of passion, perhaps both. Yet, with commercialisation of romance, it feels more like one … Continue reading Reflections On Valentine’s Day
My last article “Is New Year The Right Time For Resolutions?” sparked responses from both men and women. There were a clear divisions between male and female opinions and in this world where we strive for equality, I found the comments really interesting, inspiring me to look at the idea of self-nurturing a little deeper. … Continue reading Do Men Self-Nurture?
The New Year has arrived, a time when we start again. Contemplating the changes we would like to make, some as a result of over indulging during the Christmas period, others with the intention of improving ourselves or our surroundings. We step into another year saying ‘out with the old and in with the new.’ … Continue reading Is New Year The Right Time For Resolutions?
Sitting in a café this morning waiting for a friend to join me, I was listening to conversations around me. One specifically held my attention; there was nothing unusual about it, I’d heard this kind of story before, but I just couldn’t let go of listening. A woman around the age of 40, let’s call … Continue reading Preparing A Christmas Just For You
Sam’s journey home brings back memories of their family gathering the previous year and sets her wondering if she really wants to go home for Christmas. The journey home is the time when thoughts and emotions come pouring in: Christmas is a time I look forward to. With high hopes I drive home to the … Continue reading The Christmas Gathering
When families gather for Christmas old arguments and disagreements can taint the occasion. With a little knowledge and some good advise you will be able to not just survive but enjoy being part of the festive season with your family.
A guest blog written specifically for academic staff to help them support students with anxiety issues.