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Sandra Dean – Registered Member


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The subject of age – how much do we really think about the elderly and getting older? Empathy or ignorance? And what about us?

I am being forced, if you like, to think about age. Together with ‘death’, and ‘time’, it’s another topic I usually try to

Me at 41

avoid. They make me anxious, sad and far too thoughtful. But, my parents are ageing quickly, it seems, since losing certain things in their lives and being

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January musings, marriage, babies, cats, therapy, being positive and more

Molly my hamster and I

My eldest brother, whose wife died a few years ago from breast cancer, is getting married again. It has been a whirlwind, as I only found out about her a few weeks ago and he only met her last summer! The wedding is in February and sounds to

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Happy New Year, resolutions for 2015, why I personally make them and a catch up

Titus and I having a cuddle

I always get a diary (or three usually LOL) for Christmas, and I love to flick through those clean pages, thinking about filling them up with the written word during the following year; a new year. And I do write a list of things I want to

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Igniting memories for inspiration in life – flowers for me this week in memory of my wonderful Great Aunt! Can you do the same?

July Sunflower and red geraniums in memory of my Great Auntie

I have a total of twenty three pot plants and flowers outside the front of my house. (I have no garden, just a driveway, but am making the most of it.

I have also lived in this wonderful little house a year

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Nervous attack, panic attack, anxiety attack… Whatever you want to call it, I had one yesterday in group analysis – resentment, anger and depression

Have a cup of tea, and carry on!

OK so I have very recently written about how group analysis (I am the patient) is helping me to build my resilience for my counselling group (learning to be a counsellor) and it is… Every week I hear shocking, sad, awful stories of true life

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New Release! My new book ‘Behind Those Eyes’ a novella, is live on Amazon! A story about people and adversity, love, friendship and stigma with lots of twists

New Release! My new book ‘Behind Those Eyes’ a novella, is live on Amazon!

It’s a story about people and adversity, love and friendship and stigma, with lots of twists and turns which should keep you guessing all the way along! It features two homeless men, a brother and sister, a woman who finds love,

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