Monthly Archives: November 2016

Winter, 2016

  Darkness envelops A cloak of grey Wrapped up in shade Light pushed away.   Coldness permeates A visible chill Relentless, it has Strength to instil.   Malaise lingers An aura of gloom A sense of foreboding Of imminent doom. … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem: The Most Precious Gift of All

A few weeks ago, we had our daughter’s 12-month assessment. It was the second one she’d had, the first having taken place a month or so earlier, but concluding unsatisfactorily when our little girl was deemed to have not met … Continue reading

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Empowering Men To Be Themselves

The 19th November is International Men’s Day and if you’d have mentioned such a day to me a few years ago I would have probably – shamefully – rolled my eyes. Growing up in a gender that has historically and famously … Continue reading

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The (Commercial) Meaning of Christmas

The nation held a collective baited breath. Weeks, if not months of waiting had come down to this. It was a pivotal moment for the country, and one upon which so much hope and anticipation was riding – the risk … Continue reading

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Lessons From My Daughter

In all your beautiful newness, your freshness tangible, I feel daunted by the task ahead. As I look upon your face, your eyelids flickering uncertainly, I realise that there is so much you need to learn. Lying in my arms, … Continue reading

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Being Kind to Ourselves

Our lives are extraordinarily busy. Home. Work. Chores. Responsibilities. And when we become parents, our worlds become consumed with our children, with meeting their wants and needs and ensuring their happiness. They are the centre around which we oscillate, juggling … Continue reading

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