To love, and be loved

The half moon shaped courtyard outside my consulting room was planted with herbs 12 years ago. From the rosemary bushes in the sunny corner I have harvested many slips for new plants and the lavenders have provided bunches of fragrant flowers for drying. I also chose two small bayleaf trees, shaped into topiaries. This little haven of herbs has provided…

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How do I help someone during a traumatic time?

People often wonder how they can help when someone close to them is going through a tough time, whether due to illness or a great loss (like the death of a loved one or their employment).  The fact is that there is no textbook answer to this question. But there are ways of supporting a friend, family member or colleague…

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