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Caroline Smith

Slimming

My friend Christine joined a slimming club a few months ago and she has done brilliantly. She looks fantastic and I am so proud of her.

But she’s worried that she won’t be able to hold on to her new… Continue reading

Travelling by air

In a few days time I will be catching a plane to Mauritius, to visit my 93 year old mother. The journey will take 17 hours and I will be transported 11,000 km with a three hour stop-over in Dubai… Continue reading

Guilt or regret?

I have a friend, Belinda, who feels guilty all the time. Guilty because she didn’t give enough attention to her children when they were small, because she can’t cope with her mother who has Alzheimer’s and can be violent, because… Continue reading

Stress busting

The value of mindfulness

Many of us live very high energy lives, we rush around, barely catching other people’s eyes, irritated if we are kept waiting, always in a hurry.

And then, at the end of the day we flop… Continue reading

The Cycle of Addiction

Cycle of Addiction DiagramMost of us know someone who, we can see, is addicted to cigarettes, alcohol, work, chocolate or something else, but who maintains it’s not a problem. They could give up tomorrow if they wanted to, it’s just something they enjoy… Continue reading