Fly the nest – transitions all round

I spoke to a parent today whose son got the A level results he needed for university and so will fly the nest shortly. The parent said “my son will be fine but what about us – what we will do?” He won’t be the only parent asking themselves this at this time of year. […]

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Comfort Zones

Our comfort zone is “where our uncertainty, scarcity and vulnerability are minimised” according to Brene Brown, research professor at the University of Houston. So why would anyone want to step out of their comfort zone when to do so makes us anxious? From what I’ve read it’s for the excitement and variety it brings – […]

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I’d never been on a walking holiday before. When friends invited me to walk the West Highland Way with them I didn’t really know quite what was involved. Although I lived in Scotland for many years, I’d never walked the Way. Anyway, sometimes you just have to go for it. So I said yes and […]

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