Are There Always Reasons To Be Cheerful?

When things happen that are beyond our control, it’s easy to feel like a victim; angry, hurt, resentful. As I’ve often written in this blog, we can’t always control what happens to us, or other people. We do have the choice how to respond – but it’s not always...

The Price of Being a People Pleaser

When I was a little girl, my parents called me their ‘sunshine girl’ and told me how happy I made them. It made me happy to make them happy too. I worked hard to be a good girl and basked in their approval of my good behaviour. It made me sad if I...

Endings and New Beginnings

I hope Christmas was all you hoped for, and that you’ve had some time for yourself amidst all the activities, preparations, excitement (and clearing up)? As we anticipate the New Year, it’s often with a renewed sense of determination and resolve –...