Are our face to face social skills being crippled by social media?

    Having written my first book in a series, I decided that I wanted to immerse myself once again into this topic of socialising. I meet people on a regular basis who are very different when socialising online and face to face. So what is it that creates this gap in the ability to socialise within the two contexts? I think it’s a combination of many factors, and I have collated research data to back up my opinions and...

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Self-employed? Work from Home? Family Suffering?

I have most recently been self-employed since 2012…with a few very steep changes to life and health during that time.   It’s a privilege to be able to work from the comfort of your own home but it can also be a drawback, either to your business or to your family life.   I know many people who struggle to strike that healthy balance between business and home life. Some have no boundaries in terms of the number of hours...

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The Nostalgia Discovery

So often we hear that you shouldn’t live in the past, I absolutely agree with that statement…IF you re-live, through your memory all the negative things that happened…the things that make you say “I Wish” That’s a very negative way to go through life as your brain cannot differentiate reality from imagination. These memories can be triggered by anything that you have connected to that memory (sound, smell, environment) when you relive these things in your mind, you re-live it...

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The Piano That Really Struck Accord

“Ohh Really?, oh dear, no that’s not good but perhaps there’s a reason, I’ll go and have a chat with them” I heard myself trying to be empathetic with my neighbour’s woeful tale…a part of me, well actually, a great deal of me was completely distracted. A piano outside one of the houses…the new neighbours who had just moved in a couple of days ago clearly didn’t want it anymore; perhaps they didn’t have space for it? I guess they...

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