The original idea came to co-author Mary Harrison when she observed her youngest son, Leon, trying to pick flowers from a floral pattern on her bed cover. The infant's actions seemed so quirky and amusing that Mary was prompted to write a letter to Woman's Own magazine which was subsequently published. Mary asked if other mothers had experiences similar "odd" moments with their little ones.
This book is based on real-life counseling sessions. The themes are based on real events that occurred during counseling sessions with various clients who were suffering with anxiety or panic attacks. The book shows a scripted conversation between counselor and client over five counseling sessions. There are also counselor notes throughout each session to help the listener understand why the counselor asked particular questions or responded in a certain way.
This book is based on real-life counselling sessions with various clients who were suffering with low mood or depression. The book shows a scripted conversation between counsellor and client over five counselling sessions. There are also counsellor notes throughout each session to help the listener understand why the counsellor asked particular questions or responded in a certain way. The therapy used is called "Solution-Focused Therapy". It is a brief therapy that is designed to focus on the resources of the client.
Is the glass half-empty or half full? Sometimes life influences our view and alters our perception. In 1997, life changing events almost destroyed me. At my lowest point, and just in time, I met Nigel. He helped me to discover how a positive attitude can change everything.In 2008, with good times ahead of us, my glass was half-full. As a family, we made the biggest and most difficult decision of our lives; part of our family would immigrate to Australia. We lived the Australian dream, embracing adventure until adversity came to test us.
Meet Sarah Jane, a woman with a reputation for culinary catastrophe, who tries to keep her family fed in challenging circumstances in rural France. Frugal living was not part of the plan when they arrived from Australia to undertake the renovation of a quaint cottage in the Charente. However, when life threw them a curveball, the challenge was set: How to survive in France with very little money and two Australian cattle dogs.
As war rages over Europe, Barbara Sinclair is desperate to escape from her unhappy home, which is a target of the German Luftwaffe. Caught up by the emotion of the moment, she agrees to marry John, her childhood friend who's leaving to join the RAF; but a meeting with Simon Farley, the son of a local industrialist, and an encounter with Alex Everton, a Spitfire pilot, complicate matters.
The title says it all: what we have and where we are. This travel memoir, the sequel to Glass Half Full: Our Australian Adventure, follows our French exploits as we endeavor to rebuild our lives in another new country, after spending four and half years in Australia. Our goal, or hope for the immediate future, is to focus positively on the present so that we can start a new, optimistic future back in Europe. Our main aim is to be nearer to the children, leaving the dark clouds of the challenges we faced in Australia as a distant memory. Journey with us as we arrive in rural South West France; enjoy my reflections, thoughts, and observations about my family, our new surroundings, and our lifestyle. Follow the journey of my writing career and how we start our renovation project while managing our convoluted family life. Once again, we will laugh, cry, and enjoy life to the fullest with a generous helping of positive spin thrown in for good measure.
The year is 1960 and everything in Cathy's life seems perfect. She envisages a secure and happy life with the man she adores and whose plans appear to dovetail entirely with her own. She cannot foresee the chain of events which will take her from her cozy Gloucester home into the beautiful but remote Gower peninsula, to live in a decrepit wooden shack where she must face a series of events destined to challenge her to the utmost.
Lily is 92 and failing in health. Her family told her she was going on a little holiday, and although she finds herself still on her beloved Isle of Wight, to her horror she is now living permanently in a residential home at the mercy of Bridie, the 'horrible' one. To make what is left of her life happier she thinks about years gone by, and once again wonders about the strange disappearance of her 14-year-old sister Violet in 1897.