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Thought for the Day – You matter

No one can beat you to your life purpose.  The very fact that you’re here, in this time and place, proves that you bring something unique to the world and gives you the right to be here. No one can be more you, than you are.  So when you wonder how effective you are, whether …

It’s Okay to Love Yourself Day

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire Universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Gautama Buddha Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year where we overtly show our affections for other people.  But actually, don’t we do that every day? When we check our mobile ‘phones as soon as we wake …

Aftermath – the dark side of confronting toxic parents

Jack was 39 years old when he decided enough was enough. He’d been bullied all his life. He was “too short” and “too fat” at school. He was in a loveless relationship for 15 years to a woman who cheated repeatedly. (They tried marriage guidance but apparently it was “all his fault”). At work, his …

Domestic Abuse: The darkness behind the smile

Jenny was 33 when she met James. She had been on her own for about six months when they started seeing each other and she had enjoyed the single life.  They’d met through someone at work and at first would just meet for a coffee.  She remembers how he made her laugh, although looking back …