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The Luxury of Feeling

I have a few coping techniques that I've developed over the years—techniques that have served me well and that have helped me through difficult periods. By far and away the one that has served me best is 'plugging on'— head down, one foot in front of the other, until...

Christmas Memories

So, Christmas is over and the night has now claimed Boxing Day, too. Ah, Boxing Day, my favourite day of the year. I feel as if I can now exhale: the rush and stress of Christmas is behind me and the holidays can truly begin. I love the day so much, I could...

Family Secrets

Between August and October 2010, I had a couple of long telephone conversations with my grandmother in Tasmania. She was 88-years-old at the time and I wanted to learn as much about her life as I could before she inevitably left us. And I did ... Nan's father died...