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Christmas Spirit: Resilience in the Pandemic

Christmas pine trees
How can we build a resilient Christmas spirit after a tough year? I have a close friend who is very creative. As Christmas approaches, she tells me that she feels anxious and depressed. She can only see what she's lost – a regular income, meeting friends, inspiration, and travel. These are the things that gave her a sense of richness and freedom of choice. I try to support her to mourn and con...
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When parents change

family swimming in ocean
A few years ago I was talking to a family social worker who was also an NVC trainer. She told me something about attachment parenting that stuck in my mind, but didn't really make sense until much more recently. She said that she was paid for contact hours with children who had been excluded from school, or who had never gone to school because of behavioural issues. That wasn't surprising. Wh...
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