Memoir Writing: a literary journey into human resilience

May 19 2021

By Francesca Lombardo – I was 25 years old when I asked myself questions such as “why can’t she see me?”, “why can’t she hear me?”, “who is she?”, “who was she really when she was a child just like me?”. 

The person I wanted to ask all these questions was my mother. A mystery to me as a child, as a teen and as young women that I longed to unlock. But mostly a pain that leaves many daughters struggling with their sense of self-worth and a fractured identity; a yearning that turns into an abyssal void. It was then that I jotted down a letter to her, a letter that I have never sent.

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Book of the week: Nurturing you Family with Yoga by Dr Kiki Morriss

May 09 2021

A new family yoga book by Dr Kiki Morriss has just been published and I have already enjoyed practising all the simple moves shown by mums and children to loosen up my limbs. 

The new book, Nurturing you Family with Yoga: An A-Z of yoga poses, meditations, breathing and games for the whole family, is full of practical advice and beautiful photographs.

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Dogs and Cats can relieve stress in their owners. Here’s how…

Apr 22 2021

April is stress awareness month, and we all know stress can be caused by either external factors or can come from ourselves. Even living in a family might contribute to increased stress levels. According to a 2020 survey in the UK, family stress was experienced by 48% of the respondents. However, work stress was the most common type of stress experienced (79% of respondents) followed by monetary stress (60%), health stress (45%), and relationship stress (35%).

These figures show that stress is prominent problem in our daily lives and whatever the cause, we have to find ways to relieve it. The good news is that our pets can help us to do this – let’s take a closer look at how.

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