Dealing With Life After Loss

We have all suffered loss of some sort: death of a loved one, redundancy, divorce, termination of a pet, to name but a few. All of these involve the ending of a relationship and they all cause pain one way or another. When I was 28 my boyfriend was killed in a car crash. When I was 38 my dad suffered a stroke and died a few months later. A few days after my 40th birthday party my mum was admitted to hospital and died days later (she had liver cancer and we didn’t know.) My brother-in-law passed away in […]

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“The Mind Platter”

There is more to education than Reading, wRiting and ‘aRithmetic. Dr Dan Siegel M.D, world renowned Neuropsychiatrist, likes to focus on three different R’s: Relationships, Reflection and Resilience. Through his research he reports that when we are interconnected with others, have empathy with others and insight into ourselves, we have “mind sight”. With mind sight we can experience reflective relationships, which create resilience – the ability to meet challenges and bounce back after a fall. The goal for Siegel is a healthy brain that sustains a person’s wellbeing. As he sees it, the brain needs proper nutrition every day and […]

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Happy People

An epidemic of depression is blighting the lives of people more than ever before. Lonely pensioners, struggling middle-managers and clinically depressed teenagers are no longer a rarity. As a nation, we have never had it so good in terms of money in our pockets, university education opportunities, helpful gadgets and entertainment devices. Yet, we are dissatisfied. Constant advertising from banks and retailers encourage us to increase our spending power, promoting the idea that a wider range of choice will lead to feeling happy and prosperous. Prosperity is important to all of us, however, it has been proven that once we […]

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