Liberation Day

We all have habitual ways of doing things.  Habits are often useful in that they help to free our minds for other things. But if we always find ourselves getting upset when someone teases us or angry with a stranger when we get overtaken on the road, it may be worth...

Endings and Beginnings

  Endings and Beginnings   This is the season of endings; the days are  shorter, birds have migrated and terms end. The garden, whilst still abundant, is no longer quite as vibrant. Without endings there are no beginnings. Painful as they may feel, endings...

Peace on earth

I have found this year to be a huge melting pot of emotions. Personally my life has been very good, but the loss of lives and the devastation all around has been tragic beyond words. We are all human beings and to find compassion in our hearts is so very hard...

To Love and to be Loved

To love and to be loved are in the words of Sebastian Faulks in his wonderful novel Birdsong, the most important things we can have in life. And I would agree. The problem is that some people cannot believe that they are lovable and are so full of self hatred that...

The Price we pay for Love

Most of us have felt the pain of a doomed love affair, or worse the death of a partner, or even a child leaving home. I have had many patients sob in my room for all sorts of reasons but the thing I always tell them is that  whilst I can see how painful it is for them...