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The Distance Between Us Really Does Matter

And I thought I was the only one who had a thing about personal space. According to a recent study on personal space, most of us do, particularly when it comes to distance literally between us when we are communicating and interacting. The authors of the study, Preferred Interpersonal Distances: A Global Comparison, interviewed 8,…
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Time to Shed Good Food’s Bad Rap

For as long as I can remember good food has had a bad rap. And I don’t mean food that tastes good but food that is good for us and likely tastes good, too. If you ask me, it is time for a change. In this month’s Huffington Post blog, I have a look into…
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Summer Weddings Underway: Time to Invest

While June continues to reign as the most popular month for weddings in the US, August has pipped it at the post in the UK. Perhaps it’s something to do with the weather, but that’s another blog. Watch this space. In the meantime,  US statistics show that in 2012, some 17 per cent of the thousands…
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Age-old Secret out of the Bag

Shush! Never ask a woman her age. And certainly don’t expect her to volunteer it. In my grandma’s day, this was definitely the case. And while there are women now who still prefer not to talk about the matter, many of us are happy to let the cat out of the bag. I have my…
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Latest Huff Post blog: Going with the crowd?

Ever went along with the crowd for the sake of keeping peace? If not, you’re in the minority. The majority, according to psychologists, follow a path that they don’t agree with at one time or another, often for fear of being socially excluded. This concept, pluralistic ignorance, is at the centre of many historical atrocities…
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Reinventing The Way We Use Good Thoughts

The more I think about  getting rid of bad thoughts, the more I’m convinced that this process is about reinvention, particularly when it comes to fundamentals. How many times have you reinvented yourself, whether it had to do with career, fashion, family and so on? Sounds flippant to a certain degree, but reinvention is what…
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Adults Kicking the Habit of Sibling Rivalry

Tall order! Kicking the habit of sibling rivalry, especially for adults. All the same, in my latest HuffPost UK blog, I urge siblings around the globe to give it a try. Read the full blog for more info on why siblings rival in the first place and get some tips on how to kick the…
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Tomorrow Comes Fast and Ferociously

Often we get so swept up into today that we can’t think about tomorrow, let alone deal with it.  I’ll deal with it tomorrow are famous last words, at least for me. Why? Tomorrow is here–that’s my reality. Read more in my latest Huffington Post blog. And do watch this space for this week’s expat…
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Sixty-five years and counting poetically so

Those of you who follow both this and my HuffPost blog will know that I’ve been grappling with loss here lately. My father-in-law died back in March and just four months later, his bride of 65 years has followed, my husband’s mother. Normally, that’s the way it happens I have been told repeatedly–one lifelong partner…
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