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Coming home

In December, in the comfort of home I looked to the calendar counting down the days to Brexit, the whole thing suddenly became very real for me. I felt a sense of panic and pressure to do something. I was already holding some tension in relation to the uncertainty of these Covid times. Now I was worried about the impact of Brexit on me and others who are living as foreigners in the UK.  I...
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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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