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Mental health

How to prevent anxiety at Christmas

By On 22nd November 2018

I love Christmas. I love the food and being together. I love decorating the house and buying (and receiving!) gifts. I love the opportunity to celebrate. But. There is a but. All the expectations around what Christmas could or should be can make me anxious. Until a few years ago as December approached I would find myself starting to worry….

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Advent: what the children taught me.

By On 15th December 2017

The simplest truths are the hardest to hold onto. It was the school nativity this morning. My children are too old to take part and I wasn’t sure if I could spare the time.┬áBut the excitement in the yard was infectious and I found myself walking round to the front of the building, entering through the main doors and taking…

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Advent: Today and the search for truth.

By On 29th November 2015

On the way home from church today we found trees blown down across the road. Huge branches blocking our path, dangerous obstacles getting in our way, preventing us from continuing our journey. One kid is ill and the wind howls outside. And all the leaves that had hung on until now, swirl in the air. It is the first Sunday…