Moving On

Their Stepmum Is More Exciting Than You And You HAVE To Accept That

Alice Wilde | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents
Alice Wilde

New family. It's not what you lay in bed dreaming of when you were small and imaging how your life might be as a grown up. You don't ever really want to end up sharing your own children's weekends with another woman (or man) only linked to you by virtue of the fact that your former love has ceased to be yours and is now theirs.  But that is how it is now.

Silence is Noisy

Naomi Barrow | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Time is moving forward, life is changing, and good things are happening. None of it makes the absence disappear, and sometimes it makes the absence even more noticeable, but it's also essential. My life can't remain in 2015, it can't get stuck in a time when Mum was still alive - it's got to carry on, and that means that I've got to keep on doing what I can to live in the present.

How Breastfeeding Cleansed Me

Ella Davis | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK Parents
Ella Davis

That might sound strange to you, but for many, many years I considered my breasts to be dirty. Not literally - I am quite a regular showerer thank you - but that's how they made me feel. If I was someone where I felt uncomfortable, walking through a quiet park alone at dusk, or down a quiet street after dark, it was my breasts I focused on.

Six Tips on How to Meet and Make New Friends

Helen King | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helen King

I've recently moved to a new area of the UK, far away from my existing network of friends. I realised that I'd never had to do this before, as I'd always been within reach of school or university friends or meeting people through my work.

When Divorce Happens

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

Having been through the process twice, I know that these next few weeks or months will be, very likely, shrouded in anger and hurt, and accompanied by a seemingly bottomless bucket of resentment.

New Year, New You? Thoughts on New Year's Resolutions

Emily Hay | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Hay

New Years is a time for fresh starts and resolutions - the time of year where we all decide to try and change ourselves just a little bit for the better. Out with the old, in with the new so they say...

From Devon to Bristol: On Transitions, Moving and a Sense of Home

Roberta Verdant | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Until I was eighteen, I'd moved house once. I'd always lived in the same general (suburban) area. Aged eighteen, I left home for university. I've stopped counting how many times I've moved since. This is a combination of factors. I like to roam.

The Stigma of Divorce

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

I don't know why this is. I don't know why divorce still ends up defining who you are while in reality it's a journey, an experience you have been through - it's not you, it's something that happened. Just like being laid off is something that you once went through at some point in your life.

A Hug's Message to Tragedy: "Move On!"

Tony Lobl | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Widow Debbie Dorling's husband was tragically killed by an HGV driver when both crossed red lights at an intersection. Instead of baying for justice when he walked free from court on Tuesday she wholeheartedly embraced the driver and forgave him.

Time: An Overrated Healer

Ziad Abu-Saud | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ziad Abu-Saud

The general assumption that 'time heals' makes people do nothing about their emotional pains. It validates the idea that prolonged anxiety or depression will eventually just go away. Even the language of 'moving on' implies that some kind of temporal 'passing' is required to get over something. This is simply not true.

"Lives are Full of Accidents Mama."

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

My daughter finished by saying something that we could all apply to our own lives including in divorce and separation situations and experiences. She said, "Lives are full of accidents Mama and we need to learn from them. It would be really boring if everything was perfect and we had ice cream everyday."

Divorce - Five Things Not to Give a Damn About

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

Ok, I'm sorry but even as you go through your divorce, as bitter and acrimonious as it is or can be at the time, there are some things that may happen, which you might indeed surprise you, hurt you or just plain "make you have kittens" as my friend June would say.

The Five Reasons You Are Being Held Back From Moving On

Marina Pearson | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Pearson

"I can't move on!", "I miss him still" "Will I ever move on?" These are just some of the cries that I hear my clients make when they have gone through a relationship breakdown.

Why Moving House is Also About Moving On

BritChick Paris | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

They say change is as good as a rest. Energies need shaking up and boosting. Memories and stuff are great but they are all part of the past. We would have sat on the fence had I not been pregnant. Let's hope we are doing things the right way round. Nest first and sproglet after.

Recognising and Releasing Resistance

Emma Brooke | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

I sat, staring in the mirror, amazed at what I had discovered. I was my own worst enemy. I was the one holding me back. For some unknown reason, my su...

A Single Girl's Guide to Surviving Your Ex's Wedding

Leigh Purves | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK
Leigh Purves

So I've dated a few frogs in my time and very much thought several times I'd found 'the one.' And maybe, just maybe, if life's situations like University, external influence and peer pressure hadn't got in the way, I'd be living in wedded bliss, living in a four bedroom semi somewhere idyllic in the UK.