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I shall be signing at the Manchester Author Event & Gig on Saturday 13th August 2016 – hope you can come too!

The Manchester Author Event & Gig 2016 takes place on Saturday 13th August 2016 from 11am until 11.30pm. Meet your favourite authors and get books signed during the day, transferring to a BBQ and gig with various bands into the evening!

I have only just got a table for the day and feel very lucky

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Endings, attachment and moving on

“I’m not good at endings”. Oh how many times I have said this, but today I realise that I am actually a lot better at them than I used to be. I guess part of it is that I am older, have more wisdom and experience and have had to get through a lot of

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Mindfulness after the event; what can you remember in the past week? Plus it’s a great writing tip and writing therapy!

I am always promoting mindfulness and how to be ‘in the moment’, but today I tried another exercise – Being mindful about

aerial views

what I can remember from the last week in terms of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. It has worked well for me, in order to be in touch with

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Creative Art therapy, Writing therapy, unsent letters, photography, drawing, PTSD, trauma, anxiety, Depression, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, relationships, self-esteem…

I am just starting my counselling course research project. I have chosen ‘creative art therapy’. Writing and

gotta keep smiling through adversity

Photography therapy will be my main subjects. I cannot wait to start as I have gained so much from writing and photography as self-help to overcome adversities in my own life since

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Sunday reflections on a tough seven weeks

Oh my word, it’s another rhyme! I am finding writing this way suitable for portraying recent events…

swans and signets in the local park lake

 

Care homes, hospitals, seven weeks of much despair,

Love, hope and strength abound as I pulled at my own hair

I’d given that habit up long ago, recent

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My first author event – the Essex Author Extravaganza in Southend on Sea, Essex!

essex author extravaganza 2016

I will be taking part as a signing author with a table all of my own for the first time next year!

The event ‘Essex Author Extravaganza’ will take place 25th and 26th June 2016.

I will be there both days, so if you fancy coming it would be lovely

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