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Part time, distance learning mature student!

I’m a part time distance learning mature student. That’s a bit of a mouthful! I’ve taken the plunge and registered with the Open University, the largest university in the UK with 250,000 home students! 500 more words

Open University

What's wrong with me ???

There must be something officially wrong with me an social events
I always get absurdly nervous and try everything to avoid them with every fiber of my brain etc. 175 more words


Why do I smile? | Dear Diane, . . .

July 1997 – Diane consumes books and articles about ALS.  She watches for TV specials–anything that tells the truth about ALS.  She and her husband soak up the viewpoints of ALS patients, their family members and caretakers. 1,199 more words

Spiritual Formation


I’m so panicky about this day. I don’t want it to happen. I wish I could disappear. Just vanish. Without a trace. Then I would be safe.

If you're happy and you know it...

Dictionaries often define the word ‘happy’ as ‘lucky’ or ‘fortunate’. But there’s another definition that describes it as ‘the capacity for enjoyment.’ I like that because I’ve long believed that it’s not how much we have that makes us happy, but how much we’ve learned to enjoy what we have. 102 more words


Anxiety: Please don't turn out the lights!

I have this weird thing where I don’t like going to bed. Actually, no, let me re-phrase that. I have this weird fear at the end of the day when I don’t want to switch off the TV and have to face my fears. 480 more words

Finding Meaning in Movement

Recently I “fell over” an article written by Psychologist, Clay Routledge, Ph.D. which raises the question….might we finally see Doctors, Psychiatrists and the like, pulling out their prescription pad and instead prescribing medication, in fact prescribing physical activity? 493 more words

Fitness & Health