Deb’s Deliberations and Rehearsal Reflections

The Love of Old Stuff

I've just discovered that today is Old Stuff Day. I just love Old Stuff.  On of my favourite items is my cake stand, made by my very talented friend and artist, Jo Millar of Jo Millar Glass and Ceramics.  I have a number of her pieces as they're not just beautiful,...

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Guest Blog: OCD, it’s impact upon relationships

I'm absolutely thrilled that my Open University Professor, Frederick Toates, kindly agreed to write a guest blog for me today on recognition of OCD Week of Action.  Thank you Fred. On OCD, I speak with two hats: sufferer and psychologist with an interest in the...

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Being Mum on Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day.  It's a minefield out there as an adult ensuring that your data is safe, your profile hasn't been hacked, dealing with 'haters' and trying to ensure you get the right balance between business and personal posts. As a parent, it's ten-times...

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How to feel confident to start a new relationship

When working with survivors of domestic abuse there are always 4 key questions that come up.  One of them is: How will I ever feel confident enough to have a relationship again? I totally understand that.  It's very easy to sit on the side-lines and say "just leave at...

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Underneath the Mask

I love masks both as decorative pieces and as props to be used in a drama but what happens if they're used in day to day life? Many of us wear masks during the course of our day.  Perhaps we're dealing with something difficult at home but we have to 'put on a face' to...

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A toast to healthy relationships

Having spent a significant part of this week being interviewed about the new UK landmark legislation regarding coercive control and the Domestic Abuse Bill that's been discussed in Parliament I had no idea there was such a day as Spouse's Day so when I found out that...

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