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Dear Diary…

Dear Diary…

Happy Journaling Dear Diary… When I was clearing out my childhood bedroom a few months ago, I found my teenage diary. I spent a few hours sitting and reading it; recalling embarrassing moments at school, remembering all my cringey crushes and reflecting on all...
A Q&A on Mindfulness and Being a new Mum

A Q&A on Mindfulness and Being a new Mum

Discussion with with Lynn A Q&A on Mindfulness and Being a new Mum Valleys Steps caught up with Associate Practitioner Lynn Rodgerson to have a Q&A session about anxiety new mums may feel in the first year of motherhood. VS: Hi Lynn, thanks for taking time to...
Tales from the Lockdown

Tales from the Lockdown

Trying to stay sane! Tales from the Lockdown Today’s blog is from one of our valued volunteers who has supported our delivery of community based courses and continues to support Valleys Steps during the pandemic in any way she can. We thank all of our fantastic...
Embracing Uncertainty and Breaking Free from Fear

Embracing Uncertainty and Breaking Free from Fear

My day started fairly normally Embracing Uncertainty and Breaking Free from Fear Embracing Uncertainty and Breaking Free from Fear My day started fairly normally. I got up, got dressed, went to the supermarket, and as soon as I got home, I washed my hands. During the...
To be or Not to be

To be or Not to be

To be or Not to be “At the temple there is a poem called “Loss” carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.” ― Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha   The word ‘lament’ means ‘a...
I Get Stressed, Too

I Get Stressed, Too

It’s time for a bit of honesty I Get Stressed, Too One of the things I think a lot of people assume when they come to one of our courses is that practitioners at Valleys Steps never get stressed, that we’re somehow immune to it because we teach people how to...