19 Jul
  • By Laura Neill
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Paintbox Power – The healing benefits of Art Therapy

Image: Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash Almost everyone, at one stage in their life, has felt a pain or a joy so strong that it was impossible to describe in words. This is a frustration kids face daily.  Without the vocabulary, emotional maturity or life experience, expressing a painful experience or a negative feeling in [...]
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12 Jun
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Emotional Intelligence – why it matters, and is your child there?

Image: Photo by Charlein Gracia on Unsplash Emotional intelligence, or EQ, is a person’s ability to be aware of, express and control their emotions. Emotional intelligence helps us to communicate with others, form meaningful relationships, negotiate tough emotional problems and develop clear and logical thought patterns. According to Daniel Goleman, American EQ expert and psychologist, [...]
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08 May
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How to increase creativity in Children

Image: Photo by Kevin Jarrett on Unsplash “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Logic will get you from A to B – Imagination will take you anywhere.” – Albert Einstein Last weekend, I took my five-year-old nephew to the park near his house. It was an overcast day and the park was nothing fancy – [...]
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09 Jan
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Love me a lot, but love me well: Gender violence VS Self-esteem

Maribel Figols was abused physically and psychologically by her ex-husband. Maribel’s tempestuous experience of gender violence was short-lived because she took the courageous decision to leave the relationship. After leaving her native Spain, she decided to start a new life in Sydney, where she now has a happy life full of opportunities. Today she is [...]
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20 Nov
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The talent of living with passion

I have always wondered what sort of magical quality separates musicians from other mortals. I have marvelled at the ways in which this same magic can transport us to places we have never even dreamed of, inviting us to participate in an immense celebration where the act of weeping or laughing is insignificant: the only [...]
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01 Nov
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The power of positive thinking

From the first moment I met Débora, I could not help getting lost in her large, clear green eyes, which glistened with light. She explains us that when she was a child people called her ‘cabbage eyes’. She is a woman who is open to the world, perhaps because of her status as an Argentinian [...]
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