What Toddlers Can Teach You About Self-esteem

  Have you ever observed how toddlers roll?  You should; seriously, there’s a great deal to learn from them. Teens and adults can get bogged down with ‘silent life suckers’ you know, the things that tell you, how you should be, think, feel .  What is and isn’t ‘in’ or acceptable, unattainable images constantly in your face.  All these ‘silent life suckers ‘ can and do start to create doubt, low self-esteem, lack of confidence and in some cases anxiety....

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The Incy, Wincy, Tinsy Little Lies We Tell Our Children

I treasure mealtimes with my girls, it’s our chance to catch up on the day’s events and to get assurances for anything that might have upset, angered or made us falter a little…a bit like group therapy, now I think about it. One such mealtime, we were chatting away and conversation came to something a child told my eldest (who teaches part time, at one of those places that parents drop their kids off to straight after school). So this usually...

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Troubling Visits From The Past

  We are after all, only human, there are things that we experienced, have happen, let happen, had done to us, whatever it may be. Although you may have ‘dealt’ with it, generally speaking, some of these experiences have a way of rearing their ugly head from time to time.   At the point of the troubled visit…what do you do?   I guess the answer to this question depends on what that troubled visitor is all about and who you...

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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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Do You Have a ‘Techy’ Detox Day?

I have previously written about technology and the mixed bag it brings us….if you’re like me it will be a bit of a love and hate relationship…mostly love but sometimes it’s just all too much tech to handle. As a single mum, who runs a business and also runs a charity in her ‘spare’ time, yes the word spare is utilised very loosely indeed as time is at a premium in my life. I feel I have the ability to...

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