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    • 28
      Jun

    What Made Gatsby Great…?

    Being quiet and still and yet senses completely focused in the welcoming  darkness. Getting lost in the another world for a time. The cinema is one of my very favorite forms of escapism! As “The Great Gatsby” happens to be …

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    • 24
      May

    Feeling Full of Ourselves

    It is always a wonderful experience to witness someone I work with in therapy beginning to take back their own power; to see them sit up taller in the chair, to hear the energy return to their voice, the light …

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    • 16
      May

    No Limits…?

    This weekend  I had a rare gift two days of  doing just as I pleased. It so happened that on arriving back from delivering training in Malta friends and family had  plans other than to hear my undoubtably fascinating tales …

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    • 23
      Apr

    Is too much not Enough?

    I have not written for a while. In the main this genuinely is because life took a frantically busy turn, post publication of ” Women and Problem Gambling” and I realised that the quiet of publication day had in actual …

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    • 01
      Apr

    Kaleidoscope

    Where on earth did Easter come from? I do not mean I question the origins of this our current religious festival (although a lesson or two here and there may not go amiss. I yesterday was asked by one teenage …

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    • 23
      Mar

    The “Rubbish Dance”

    “It must be lovely to be able to bake like this” I said to my friend ‘D,’ savouring the moment of being in the Alice and Wonderland style “Treacle and Co” tea rooms, and every morsel of the delicious home …

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    • 15
      Mar

    At What Cost Addiction?

    Problem drinking and problem gambling. How do we solve the problem? Both fields have recently been subjects of keen interest  and there is much debate on whether restricting availability of either or both products mean that fewer of us might potentially develop problems with …

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    • 12
      Mar

    Publication Day! And it’s a Snow Day.

    Last night before I fell asleep I thought of how today I would awake to the start of a new chapter of my life. I was to be a published author and imagined that today I might feel very differently …

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    • 09
      Mar

    Finding a Voice…

      Excitement and anxiety is the interesting emotional mix evoked by writing this blog. I actually take great pleasure in the process of writing (just as well as I have recently dedicated months to writing a book!) it is both …

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    • 09
      Mar

    On International Women’s Day

    Yesterday was International Women’s Day. Considering that my practice as a therapist has led to specialisation in gambling and women  I found it a bit of a magical coincidence as well as entirely appropriate that this was the day my …

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