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Feeling displaced

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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I’ve been attending a Church in our town for the last 28 years. I was 17 years old when we first arrived there and it has been my spiritual home …

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Which wolf are you feeding?

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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I saw a really interesting film recently – Tomorrow Land starring George Clooney. One of the thoughts they used throughout the film was based on an old Cherokee story: One …

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Keep yourself to yourself

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‘The only way to avoid criticism is to say nothing do nothing and be nothing’ – Aristotle. Wow what a quote and sometimes I do feel like that – you know those …

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Playing to your strengths

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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The summer holidays have well and truly ended as this week we’ve seen the children go back to school and for many of us we’re gone back to work. I …

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We all need a witness to our lives

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I was watching a film this week and someone was asking this lady why she had married her husband, she said in reply “because we all need a witness to …

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Tracks or footprints

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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Sometimes when you’re in the thick of things it’s hard to see any progress – how far have you come? Has the journey been worth it? What difference have you …

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Nothing to fear but fear itself?

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This is a phrase I’ve heard many times over the years and up until we adopted our children I wholeheartedly agreed I think – that actually the fear of fear …

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The first step is the hardest

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‘The toughest thing you ever did could well be the best thing you ever did.’ Our blog buddies title this week and one I could write on from a few …

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Your actions speak so loudly that we cannot hear what you’re saying

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Stomp, stomp, stomp up the stairs, bang goes the bedroom door, crash go the toys as they fly around the room……a familiar sound in our house I’m afraid. Of course …

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Friendships – curse or cure?

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Friends are really important to most of us. Being able to spend time with someone who makes you laugh, understands where you’re coming from and supports and encourages you when …

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The Parent Spectrum

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  When dealing with parents of vulnerable children there is a spectrum. On one side you have the highly enthusiastic parents – they attend every event, do homework with children …

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Toxic shame

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Shame has always fascinated me – I don’t know why but over my life I’ve heard quite a few teachings on shame from lots of different angles but until I …

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Back to school

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Less than a week left of the summer holidays and as ever there’s mixed emotions about going back to school and getting back into the routine of life. The summer …

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The award goes to….

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Sometimes the realisation of how different children who have been adopted are to other children takes you by surprise. On Friday I attended our Secondary school’s awards ceremony for year …

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The voice of the child

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This expression is used a lot within the adoption world. Many times social workers comment on the importance of the childs’ needs within our care system – that everything we …

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What happens when you slow down?

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What happens when you slow down? When you stop the running around, dashing from one place to the next, focused on what’s coming and what needs to be done. What …

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A change is as good as a rest

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  I’ve been thinking about change recently. With Christmas and the change in routines, then back to school and work and the readjustments again to the routine, and then this …

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