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A Chance Encounter

This is one of the stories I was given for my new book of Dog Stories – which I would like to call Tell Tail Tales… I was exercising my two dogs in the local park recently. They are my … Continue reading

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The Washing Up Fairy

Or how I learned to change my negative self-talk and love the washing up Those who know me well know that I don’t like housework, and washing up is no exception.  Up until a few years ago, I would regularly … Continue reading

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Lucy’s Message

Lucy, who wrote this, is the niece of one of my Facebook friends. I work with people struggling to manage their weight and she says beautifully what it feels like to hear cruel, bullying jokes on the radio and television.  … Continue reading

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Brief Encounter

Fellow dog owners will know that you meet people out walking who become more than just casual passers-by but very often you don’t know their names. They simply become Beano’s dad or Ozzie’s mum. Often you exchange more than the … Continue reading

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by stories and how we tell them. I would ask to be told fairy stories again and again and as I got a little older would retell them to my … Continue reading

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Monday Never Comes

Much of my work is with people who have weight problems and I often hear the refrain “I’ll do it (my diet) on Monday”. But I guess this is just as relevant for people with alcohol and drug problems, people … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day

Today is Independence Day in the USA and it set me thinking what independence really means. For me, being independent means being able to make my own decisions and being able to determine what is right for me. It also … Continue reading

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