Smell the Roses – Thoughts on How to Relax

January 29th, 2012

We’ve all heard the saying ‘stop and smell the roses’ and maybe we’ve even been guilty of thinking how quaint and old-fashioned it sounds. When I mentioned this saying to a friend who leads a fast paced life, she replied, ‘Who’s got time to stop and smell the roses?’

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Good grief to help us deal with loss

January 13th, 2012

We’ve probably all heard of the expression: ‘Good grief’ and know it’s an exclamation of surprise or alarm used in everyday language. It can also be used to explain how grief – our reaction to any significant experience of loss – can be ‘good’ and healing.

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