Empty Nest Syndrome – it’s a thing, and it’s ok

Many parents feel really despondent, lonely and anxious when their kid hits adulthood and leaves home, even for something positive like going to University.  Even while the joy can be there, or a sense of accomplishment for them and yourself, it’s still natural to feel down. For many, it’s a time of major readjustment. If […]

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Making Sense of Menopause

Why are things that are so natural, so innate to our being and biology, often so shrouded in mystery? The answer lies in patriarchy’s long history of power and control, that helped render the natural machinations of a female body – menstruation, sexual desire, child bearing – secret and shameful. Menopause has become something that […]

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Self-Esteem: I am me, and I am okay

A Poem by Virginia Satir           I AM ME In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me Everything that comes out of me is authentically me Because I alone chose it – I own everything about me My body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my […]

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13 Survival Strategies for When Your Kid Leaves Home

Whether you’re whooping or grieving, it’s the end of an era like no other.  Whether they’ve hot footed it to Uni, or taken their first dose of independent living and working, here’s your guide on how to face forward and prosper (aka ‘get through’). Stage 1 – the early days Cry!  Having a sob can be […]

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