ARE YOU IN THE RIGHT PLACE?

I moved house last weekend – for the 12th time since I left 'home' nearly 40 years ago – and yet I've still not found my 'home'. I've never felt that I've had one, and I yearn to find it. What I'm looking for is a place to 'belong' – defined in my dictionary as 'To be...

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MOTHER KNOWS BEST?

What meaning and associations does the word 'Mother' have for you? Painful memories? Loss? Regret? Guilt? Love, care and support? Safety? Cuddles and understanding? Jealousy? Cruelty? Constraint or restraint? Longing? There are many types of mothers on the maternal...

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SHAME ON US ALL!

I've just been writing my blog (www.maxineharley.com) about my own recent experience of shame - and the memory of my former pride - about my body (following public exposure in a communal changing area); and it got me thinking about shame and how powerfully it effects...

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HAPPY DAYS?

The news this week reported that an asteroid hit the Earth and another passed by very close to us (by cosmic standards), which got me thinking (and writing in my blog www.maxineharley.com) about the unpredictability and inevitability of our death; and more importantly...

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WITH LOVE ON VALENTINE’S DAY?

Yes, it's here again. Is it time to 'do what's expected' of you? Why do we do this on a designated day each year? How honest are we being? There's no escaping the commercial and emotional pressures to 'purchase the gifts' that are expected, but what does it say about...

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TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH!

When's the last time you felt in good health? Maybe like me your energy has steadily declined over the years - we all expect that to happen. What we don't expect is for our health to be damaged by what we eat and drink - assuming we do this in moderation of course....

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ANGER HIJACK AND RELEASE

I've just been writing about my own recent experience of anger (on my blog www.maxineharley.com) and this brought home to me just how important it is to understand anger - both in ourselves and others - and to take control of it, and diminish its power.  That...

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REFLECTIONS IN THE SNOW

If you are snowed-in today and stuck indoors alone what are you making of it? Do you see it as a blessing or a curse? Whatever you create 'out-there' in your life can only ever be a reflection of what you carry 'in-here' - in the deeper levels of your 'self'. Will you...

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