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How to find time to write?

Teaching finished for Easter on Friday and I have earmarked 2 clear weeks of this Easter vacation to sit and write an 18,000 word book chapter which I had been … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blogs and other things

Apart from not managing to find time to blog recently, another thing that sets me apart from many in the blogging community is that I have not yet explored many … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

United Nations Principles for Older Persons

I came across the UN Principles for Older Persons the other day when I was looking for something on the AgeUK website. I had no idea they existed and reading … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

The empty chair technique and our older selves

The empty chair technique is a tool used in Gestalt therapy. The idea is that you sit in one chair with an empty chair beside or in front of you. … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

My struggle with mindfulness

The idea of mindfulness seduces me. I have dabbled with it for 5 years – I have attended a one day workshop in Buddhist meditation, several Buddhist evening sessions, a … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

A couple of deep mid-winter nuggets

Nugget number 1 – a brief encounter Travelling back from my Mum’s where we spent a lovely restful and pampered Christmas, we stopped at the service station at Chorley on … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

Homelessness in England in the 21st Century

My OH and I have been out for a walk each day for the past few days and whilst this has largely been a very pleasant experience (separate blog post … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

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