Who Are You? A Light-hearted Test

I saw this personality test today on Facebook and, being a massive Harry Potter fan, I completed it for the fun of doing it. Turns out it’s a Jungian test to determine your personality type and the result was stunningly accurate! According to the test my ideal career(s), where I would be content and fulfilled, is as a Counsellor or Educator, and spookily, I’m already both. I am, in fact, Remus Lupin. 🙂   Take the test for yourself   Every Path Has Value Seems I’m on the right path at last. It has taken me many years to find that path though. I’ve gone down some dead ends and taken lots of interesting detours along the way, but those diversions have always led me somewhere else equally valuable, where I’ve been able to learn about myself and my place in the world.   Life is a Journey My journey with its twists and turns has made me into the person I am today, and it doesn’t end here. I believe that our whole lives are about ‘being’ – being in the moment, being who we truly are, being true to ourselves – and not about arriving at some longed-for, elusive destination. So, enjoy life’s journey. Take as many different paths as you can, just for the fun of seeing where they will take you and what new experiences they will bring. Be brave and let life in. Ultimately, your path will always take you where you need to be, you just might not realise it until (much)...
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Overcoming the Back to School Blues

Feeling the Back to School Blues? There is a lot of good advice out there, on how to help your children feel happier about the prospect of going back to school after the lovely, long (and hopefully warm 🙂 ) summer break. But I’m wondering how parents are feeling/coping at this time of year? A lot of parents are understandably looking forward to the relative peace and quiet when their children go back, and the return to a more regular, ordered daily routine. But some parents might also feel a little sad around this time of year, as they miss their offspring being around them all day long.   Loss and Separation I remember how sad I was when my son first started school – the intense sense of loss and separation, along with the loss of a sense of purpose. When you’re used to having someone around you 24/7, and then suddenly they’re not, it can have huge emotional repercussions. For me, it was a key life transition and I had to mourn the loss fully before I could find a new sense of self and redefine my purpose in the world.   A New Sense of Self That was quite a few years ago. I now have a wonderful new career, yet I still feel that pang of loss every time school starts afresh; it gets easier but it never goes away entirely. As a parent, filling your life with other things that matter to you (a job you enjoy, friends you love being around, hobbies that both relax and stimulate you creatively, etc.) is absolutely key to your personal fulfilment. How are you spending your time, now that they are back at...
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