Do we really put our children first?

Do we really put our children first? Separation for parents can be amongst the toughest experiences in life, the hurt, anger, pain and insecurity can be unbearable and In those moments of feeling utter rejection you are meant to act responsibly on behalf of the...

Coaching Through Grief

Something so harrowing happened today that I cant get it off my mind. I took the children to watch the Tour de France come tearing through the tiny country lanes in a neighbouring village and i ended up comforting a woman watch her husband slipping away before her...

Coaching Butterflies amended

  I get a lot of satisfaction from visiting families who have suffered a loss and talking them through a few of my own observations from the last six years. Doing this makes me feel like I am doing something positive with a negative situation. For those who are...

Closer Column Week 1

When you often write about the joys, and occasional horrors, of parenting, it’s really easy to decide what to talk about when you have kids of any age providing you with daily adventures, let alone the two boys of 10 and 12 I come equipped with! I know, I’m not...

Closer 2 Tools not Baggage!

I’m getting on a plane today and don’t start booing but it’s a last minute work trip to Vegas of all places, so I’m currently preparing myself for four days of sun, fun and *ahem* work! While I would ordinarily be understandably ecstatic, the slight...