Christmas: still good news

By December 13, 2017 Blog

The radio’s playing Christmas carols.  But perhaps you’re not feeling it. Less comfort and joy; more tired and fed-up. Less ho-ho-ho, more low, low, low. Christmas can be hard.  If you’re depressed; or anxious; or alone.  If you’ve got money problems; or don’t have work. If you’re alone; or with folks you don’t get on with. If you’re not where you want to be.  Or maybe you are – but inside you feel dark. Switch on the television. Celebrities tell us …Read More

Help for helpers

By December 7, 2017 Blog

If you’re caring for someone who’s struggling… Don’t try to be the Messiah, (that job’s taken).  You can’t make it all better. But you can reach out as a friend – someone with your own struggles; who wants to walk alongside them, not pat them on their head. Count the cost.  If you want to help someone long-term, what will that mean for you?  What boundaries do you need to set?  What can you provide and what support do you …Read More