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Is television good or bad for you?

Is television good or bad for you?

I recently visited some younger friends. One sure way of making yourself feel old is to catch up with young people! They have different tastes, different values and different attitudes. I love the line from L.P. Hartley’s book The Go-Between, “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” I’m from the past
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Giving and Receiving Instructions

The Festive Season, A Time for Giving and Receiving … Instructions

We are a few nights before Christmas and this may not reach you until all the hurly-burly of Christmas is done – but at this point I’m suffering severe festive season fatigue. What is getting to me most is that other people’s minds seem to turn to Rocky Road marshmallow in the lead up to
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How Conflict Can Benefit Relationships

How Conflict Can Benefit Relationships

Over the past weeks I have been blogging about relationships and particularly the impact Christmas has on relationships. All the statistics show that Christmas (and the financial and emotional stress that goes with it) can damage marriages. Today I thought I’d go further and look at how arguing impacts on your relationship.  Most people think
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Should There be Boundaries Between Work and Home Life?

Should There be Boundaries Between Work and Home Life?

What does it mean to behave like a ‘professional’ at work? When I was younger I was told that I had to behave like a ‘professional’ to get ahead at work, but I’m still not sure what that really means. I searched for the meaning of ‘professional’ online recently and came across an article by
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How Important Are Best Friends

How Important Are Best Friends?

It’s that time of year when we are all out and about, attending parties and drinks, going to see carols, maybe even slipping in a couple of church services. I am catching up with a lot of different people. Sometimes I forget how many people I know, but the truth is that my core group
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How to Make Family Blow-Ups Less Likely at Christmas

How to Make Family Blow-Ups Less Likely at Christmas

Christmas and the end of year holidays are just around the corner, and you know what that means – time with family and lots of it!!! I recently blogged about how Christmas can challenge relationships, but Christmas can also cause discord within the extended family. Some people struggle with their in-laws – you may be
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