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A Bereaved Child at Boarding School

What does September evoke for you? Many ex-borders have spoken of a level of melancholy that comes over them at this time of year. Grief. Their body is reminding them of how they experienced pulling out their trunk and packing again to return to boarding school, leaving their family, pets, and all that is familiarContinue reading “A Bereaved Child at Boarding School”

A grown up child’s grief on Father’s Day.

On June 11th, 1976, whilst we were on holiday in Wales my dad died suddenly of a heart attack. He was 34. I was 11 months old. Whilst growing up, Father’s day was irrelevant to me. He was rarely spoken about and Father’s day was never acknowledged.  It is only now, in my 40s, thatContinue reading “A grown up child’s grief on Father’s Day.”

How to emerge out of Lockdown and find our Selves again…

On Thursday I went into Brighton and wandered through the North Lanes. I bought a coffee and sat outside at a café. Later I bought a falafel wrap from “I Love Falafel, an old favourite of mine. As I sat at the café watching people go past, I felt part of myself returning. In theContinue reading “How to emerge out of Lockdown and find our Selves again…”

Has Lockdown caused a rise in Eating Disorders?

The media is now full of stories of body transformation tales. Tiktok has been rife for months with young women sharing online what they are eating throughout the day and showing their reduced waists. Teenagers are mimicking the smoothie bowls they see these new found influences making and are receiving messages from them about whatContinue reading “Has Lockdown caused a rise in Eating Disorders?”

September – A Month of Transition.

I noticed how the long-awaited relief of children returning to school was entwined with a feeling of loss and sadness this week. My mood dipped and I started to recognise this feeling as a familiar tone that sets in year after year in September. The sea suddenly becomes less inviting, I notice the evenings startContinue reading “September – A Month of Transition.”