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It’s not you, it’s them…

By Diane | January 3, 2017

“Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the life out of you..” I saw this quote on Facebook today and it made me think of all the emotional vampires I’ve encountered. You know, the people who suck the happiness out of you. Being around them is exhausting because they need constant attention.…

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It’s just a phase I’m going through

By Diane | March 6, 2016

I’m rapidly approaching 50 and have been reflecting on my life so far: Phase 1 – childhood, setting the scene. A time of learning, exploring, freedom and fun. Looking back (with the support of my counsellor), I can now see that it was the time when my psychological map was drawn, when I learnt to be…

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Shut the f**k up!

By Diane | November 12, 2015

On the whole, being married to a super-fit triathlete eight years younger than me is great. Aside from him being an all-round good bloke, I’m proud of his sporting achievements and dedication to keeping fit and healthy. And the fact that he’s pretty hot is an added bonus! But there are times when his youth…

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What’s it all about?

By Diane | November 8, 2015

I’ve been thinking of sharing my ruminations on life for a long time. But who would be interested? Where should I start? Isn’t it all a bit narcissistic? Would it be too risqué/boring/pretentious/unenlightening? The list of self-defeating adjectives is endless. Because that’s what most of us are good at. Bigging up others and putting ourselves down. Today I thought, “get…

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