5 reasons not to argue by text

5 reasons not to argue by text

How many times do you have arguments by text.  I was talking to a colleague the other day who refuses to engage in this kind of conflict.  As she so rightly pointed out, once something is in writing there’s no taking it back. In arguments we might say things we would not normally say, hurtful things or attacking comments.  We sometimes blame others when things go wrong before we have had a chance to think things through.  Then the arguments start, you said, he said and she said.  Feelings can explode in an unhelpful way. Now I’m not saying it isn’t…

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Early stages of bereavement symptoms

Early stages of bereavement symptoms

Over the last few months many friends have sadly lost a parent or loved one.    Death and bereavement are a normal part of the life process but when you are faced with a bereavement it can be very hard to know how to cope.  Or indeed if someone close to you is going through it how best do you support them?  I remember when my own father died some 23 years ago it was one of the most difficult times of my life.  I was one of the youngest of my friends to experience this so didn’t have anyone…

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Keeping a gratitude diary

Keeping a gratitude diary

What do you do with the second diary that arrives as a present four weeks after you’ve bought and begun to fill in your 2014 diary?  This diary was given to me by a very close friend so I wanted it to have a very special place in my life during 2014.    I did consider transferring all information but somehow that didn’t seem a good idea. So it has become a gratitude diary.   Every day I will record five things I am grateful for. The benefits of gratitude and being actively grateful are many.  We often go through…

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