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A Lasting Power of Attorney provides reassurance that arrangements are in place so you can take future control of your own health and financial affairs. Lasting powers of attorney are important to everyone, no matter what age you are.

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World Mental Health Day is an appropriate time to think and discuss all aspects of mental health and what can lead to depression and anxiety. Children and teenagers are hugely at risk with the pressures of modern day life and Cyberbullying is just one aspect of the struggles so many of them will face. Here's an article to give you more information...

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Food therapy looks at all aspects of the child’s eating including their motor skills, behaviour/learning, sensory needs, medical history and nutritional factors to fully assess and work with children with eating difficulties. Therapists work with your child introducing new food at their pace making it fun as children learn to interact with food through exploring and playing with food. Children will work through the steps to eating by firstly learning to accept the food in the room, in front of them, touch it, kiss it, lick it and eventually tasting and eating the food.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is important to know how your breasts look and feel normally, so that if you notice a change, you can present to your doctor. Most women’s breasts change during the month and many women find self-examination difficult or daunting. I therefore recommend a few simple ways of regularly checking your breasts.

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I am often asked by my clients how they can achieve an organised family home when other family members are not on board (indifferent/ obstructive)? Over the last eight years I have worked with many families to support them to declutter and organise their homes. I also help them to set up easy to manage systems that can help maintain a clutter-free home.

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This summer has been glorious but we really need to learn how to make it look easy!

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Whether you want to get the children out in the garden more or you're looking for an activity to bond over, creating a garden project is a great way to spend quality time together! Here's one to get you started...

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As the weather heats up, your kids are sure to be enjoying an ice lolly or two, so instead of binning the finished sticks, why not refurbish them for some garden fun?

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If the children need to cool off in the heat try these home-made water "balls"! I made these a few years ago, so I can’t actually remember where the idea came from, but these are really simple and cheap to make for a bit of outdoor summer water fun. In fact so simple the children could make them themselves.

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In my quest for the ultimate cookie, and having tried and tested many a recipe these are up there as striking the balance between crispy baked edge and slightly under-cooked gooey centre. I've made these with many a chocolate addition but the Curly Whirly is my current fav.

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