Articles written by Jenny Smith

Raise your vibration

Raise your vibration

We all know the expression ‘good vibes’ even if we’re not old enough to remember the Beach Boys song in the 70’s! Both this phrase and the expression ‘raising your vibration’ are simple ways or reminding us that despite appearances, we are not solid and fixed physical creatures, we are in fact fluid, energetic and

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Helping your kids be themselves

Helping your kids be themselves

There is probably no better psychological gift than being loved for who we are. Most people’s experience is quite far away from this though, and many of us have learned to compromise our natural characters in favour of behaviour that we’ve come to learn to be more acceptable! ‘You’re great the way you are!’ Imagine

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Are You Controlling

Are You Controlling

Hands up those of us that have a secret or not so secret control freak aspect to their personality?! The reality is that this is a very common human characteristic; one that pops out for many of us during times of stress and strain and one that, left unchecked, can cause difficulties in family and

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Dealing with more than you can handle

Dealing with more than you can handle

There is a saying that life only throws what you can handle at you, but there are times when it seems something has gone awry and you have been dealt a much tougher hand that you feel you can deal with. The natural response at a time like this is to resist what is happening

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Love youself before loving others

Love youself before loving others

It is almost a cliché but there is still an absolute nugget of gold in the statement that you need to love yourself before you can fully love another. For a long time now, there has been a co-dependent aspect to the mainstream understanding of relationships. The lyrics from the most popular chart songs from

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How to support an ageing family member

How to support an ageing family member

The ‘second childhood’ phase of life that happens for many people in their late seventies onwards can be a potentially testing time all round. As relationships go through role reversal and adult children find themselves involved in the personal care and day to day overseeing of their now childlike parents, nerves can wear thin unless

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