About how we become who we are, and how we perceive ourselves and others to be.

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Don't stop being judgemental

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Judgement is a bit like the hammer. Good instrument, lazy application. When we talk about becoming less judgemental we have to make sure that we don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Judgement is an important human trait.

A lazy day

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Lazy lazy, my brain is hazy My energy low, and I'm moving too slow It’s just one of those days, where not much is done. Just messing about, just dozy, not glum.

More than just fat

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I am a healthy size 48, with big strong baker's arms that can…

Being anxious and afraid

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However, what we have only just begun to understand is that the amygdala can't distinguish between an outside impulse or one that comes from within the brain. We are literally making ourselves sick with worry.

Reflections on finding my roots

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After thirty years of living abroad I am spending more time…

Where is home?

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Books read, hagelslag bought, cards, mostly written, and some even sent. I’ve been Home away from Home

Perfectly imperfect internationals

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When it relentlessly pursues us with its ‘must do and can do better’, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, something is out of balance. That's bad enough living in the comfort zone of your wn national identity, but for expats, who are already confused about the new cultural and linguistic paths they have embarked on, it can become a hinderance, rather than a help to settling in.

Hiding behind a smile

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What would you do If I told you the truth If I told you outright I’m not feeling too bright

Changing identities abroad

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Many people experience the changing of their identities abroad.…