I recently went on a Taster Day to learn more about ‘Girls Journeying Together Groups’ which support mothers and their 10-12 year old girls. Kim McCabe created Rites for Girls and has been running these groups for years in response to having a daughter and realising how little there was [...]
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Most of us can easily summon up the image of Harry Enfield's 'Kevin' when we think of teenagers.. but what does that mean for us as parents when we need to be able to communicate with them? Uncertainty around How to Parent As our eldest son approaches his teen years [...]
Once upon a time a Prince and a footballer battled the big taboo... The Prince's Part The Heads Together campaign is doing so much to challenge the stigma and taboos around mental health, however a few weeks ago when Prince Harry was honest about his own personal struggle, following the loss of his [...]
Nourishment is important in life and I’m not just talking about food and sex. What feeds your heart and soul? What makes you smile deeply? I have just been to the Degas to Picasso exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum as I love cubist art. These seemingly fragmented pictures with [...]
This is a great video with recent ex-boarders sharing how Boarding School affected their sense of well-being and how they had to survive the experience. Watch the Video here: Boarding School Survivors Nick Duffell provides expert explanations and highlights the risk that children "emotionally never come home". He also points out [...]
Lisa Doodson, an expert on step families, has allowed me to share her thoughts as a guest blog. "So it's Mother's Day on Sunday ... Should stepmums expect a card, flowers perhaps from their stepchildren? Well as always, with anything related to stepfamilies, it depends!! There are no rules. Accept anything [...]
I want to share a simple message this mother’s day: Let go of perfection, self-criticism and guilt - Instead embrace being a ‘good enough’ mother. As mother’s we typically have an ideal mother in our minds that we want to be. Yet this is an ideal we create through our [...]
My coaching practise has it's 15th birthday this month. I wanted my original company name to reflect my clients yearning for change and desire to be budding, blossoming and growing within their lives and with the parallels of being ‘in Spring’ the name was born: The reality for some was that they were ‘in [...]
I have been part of a wonderful and supportive local women's Business Network, Maidenhead Business Girls, for a few years now. I have been to meet ups and events, attended some fantastic training workshops, and given a taster and workshop myself, as well as being part of an active Facebook community, [...]
Over the last year you could well have overheard counsellors and therapists discussing 'The Archers'. Why? Because this BBC radio 4 fictional programme dared to tackle the difficult area of psychological abuse and how subtle and hidden it can be in relationships. The storyline following the relationship between Rob and Helen [...]