Community and why we need to stop making like we’re penguins

Community parenting

I’ve just come back from a holiday with lots of other families.  Because we are all sharing the same space, we start our time together with a meeting where we work out the ground rules we are going to use to co-exist with each other and each other’s children.

We decide on bed … Read more


Cinderella and the Narcissistic Split

This week I saw a client who was caught on the sharp and painful end of a narcissistic split.  Let’s call her Cinderella

The Narcissist

You know the story; Cinderella, mummy and daddy all living happily ever after and then mummy goes and dies.  Daddy, incapable of looking after himself and needing the social approbation … Read more


The Land Holds Memories

The land holds memories.  Not just that I remember being there, but that it reminds me of me and the people I have shared it with.

Dorset

I’ve just come back from a place in Dorset where my kids and I have been meeting up with friends for the last 3 years or so.  There … Read more


Change – Calving causes waves

The Glacial Lagoon

One of the day trips we did in Iceland took us to the Glacial Lagoon where the glaciers are melting into the sea.  I’ve already written about the cognitive dissonance I felt about watching what is ultimately a sign of global warming which I had contributed to by getting on a plane.… Read more


How’s your diet?

How’s your diet?

Is this another blog about clean food?  Calories? Paleo? Green days, red days?

No.

I’m in no way qualified to comment and find all the different types of diet way too time consuming to even understand, let alone undertake.  I just do not have the energy for it and was also lucky … Read more


Kids and Technology

‘I hate you.  You ruin my life!’

Not the ideal start to a rainy afternoon.

I’ve ruined his life because we don’t have a PS4 in our house nor does he have a phone of his own, or any social media accounts.  This means that he can’t socialise with his friends because they are all … Read more


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