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    SELF COMPASSION ANYONE?

    One way and another we have all been in 'survival mode' since March 2020. Don't know about you but it's hard to know whether to take the 'soldier on' approach or allow things to let up a bit. Here Jodi Garrod talks about learning to be Self Compassionate and all that it's given her…

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    THE REALITY OF FOOD IN SCHOOLS

    When the free school meals provision (or lack of it) was in the press a couple of weeks ago I asked my friend Naomi for her insight from the 'front line', as it were. Naomi is the CEO of Chefs in Schools a brilliant team of chefs and teachers who transform food, food culture and food education in primary s…

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    THE BRCA1 CANCER GENE

    Following World Cancer Day I wanted to share this story about a side to Cancer that we tend to hear less about: discovering you have the BRCA1 gene. Laura Hyde  is in a uniquely complex situation, while on the one hand being ahead of the disease is a blessing, but how having access to genetic testing and preventative surgeries is a direct result of the fact that many of her family have not been so fortunate.…

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    NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder is something I have only come to learn about recently, but the impact of those who find themselves in any kind of relationship with a narcissist is both huge and seemingly imperceptible which is what makes it so hard. Thank you so much to this anonymous writer for shining a light on such a complex issue, especially one that is personally very painful. …

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    LOCKDOWN LOVIN’ (OR THE LACK OF IT)

    Put your hands up if you've got small kids? Put your hands up if being with them all the time, plus the rest of the stuff that goes with this pandemic, is putting a strain on your relationship? Well this list is for you. A bit of a reminder that you aren't alone in finding it tough, plus a gentle reminder of things that might help…

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    MY EXPERIENCE AS THE CHILD OF AN ALCOHOLIC

    I recently put some questions out on Instagram exploring drinking habits of parents. Off the back of that I received an extraordinary email from Elena who shared her experience as Child of an Alcoholic (COA) as well as raising some tough but important questions about the drinking culture in this country:…