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Nextasy

Nextasy

Have you ever thought… Have you ever thought, “when I get my new car I’ll be much happier” or “if I buy these shoes I won’t feel so down”? Lots of us think that happiness and pleasure is the next car, new job, another iphone or new trainers. We get caught up in...
It’s Called the Present Because it’s a Gift

It’s Called the Present Because it’s a Gift

Recently, I visited the historic city of Chester for the first time. It wasn’t long enough to appreciate the architecture or to immerse myself in it’s Roman history but it was enough to recognise it’s grandeur and left me wanting more. I was taken aback by the clock,...
You don’t know how lucky you are!!

You don’t know how lucky you are!!

As an older person who has survived painful adolescent anxiety about my body image, worrying about whether I would be liked, constantly battling the doubts and the thoughts of “I’m not good enough” on a daily basis as I turned down opportunity after opportunity to...
An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

Over the past few days I have been pondering what I would write about for my blog. I thought about what life events I had faced and how I had coped with them and life events that I had not coped with and felt overwhelmed and chaotic. There have been times when I have...
Happy Birthday Valleys Steps!!

Happy Birthday Valleys Steps!!

  Valleys Steps is celebrating its second birthday, substituting the lavish outward facing event of last year, for an intimate gathering with trustees, staff and volunteers to celebrate the achievements of the past year. We were the new kids on the block aiming...