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In Praise of Small Chats With Strangers

Small sympathetic chats matter above all because few of us are ever very far from sadness and vicious despondency.

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How to Cope With Bullying

There may well be times and areas where we let ourselves be pushed around to an extent that is awkward for us to see – and that would surprise people who know only our more confident moments.

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Why We Should Listen Rather Than Reassure

The more we listen to the ‘sad’ messages our companions send us, the less hard they will have to push them.

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The Drawer of Odd Things

Leisure

The Drawer of Odd Things

It’s probably in the kitchen or maybe somewhere in a corridor: the drawer with all the bits that don’t fit…
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Mother and Daughters

Relationships

Mother and Daughters

We are not singling them out and you could write a very similar piece about other family configurations, but it…
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