Festive flow and a free healing journal


Dear amazing parent,

How are you holding up? Probably a few more days to go until the end of term. That's great for some people and really challenging for others.

In our family it is mixed. One is counting down the seconds until they can walk out of that school gate for a few weeks, while another is already upset that they are going to miss their friends over the break.

We do what we can. We can never make everything perfect for everyone - no matter how much we try - and that's ok.

We can ta…

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Support for the summer


Summer Support

On a pay what you can afford basis

Summer holidays are not always as straightforward for us parents with children who experience the world differently.

The holidays can feel tough, with more time to fill, feeling longer when things are challenging.

I’ve been feeling into what would be helpful for parents this summer, as well as what is actually possible for me to coordinate over the summer, considering my own children have some pretty intensive needs themselves.

Based on work…

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What if we are exactly the ones our children need?


What if we are exactly the ones our children need?

I know when I was feeling completely exhausted, at the end of my tether, out of ideas and like I had tried everything I could think of, this was a very difficult idea.

How could I possibly be what my children needed? I spent quite a bit of time thinking the universe had got it completely wrong.

There is that saying ‘you only get what you can cope with’ and I kept thinking ‘this is completely impossible. I’m the wrong person for this job!’


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Introducing Emotional First Aid Course


I’m really excited to be launching my first course in nearly 2 years!

This has been a long time in the planning and organising. I’d love to know what you think!

  • Feeling overwhelmed?
  • Finding day to day parenting a challenge?
  • Been through a difficult time or still in the middle of it and not sure where to turn?

This is the start of your healing journey, giving you all the tools and support you need to stop the chaos and start living with peace, power and purpose.

This course will give yo…

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Your opportunity to take part

Online launch event
The online book launch takes place on Wednesday 23rd March 2022 at 6pm on zoom - so you can take part wherever you are in the world.
Come along and find out more about the book, the interactive resources and hear from our amazing guest speaker Jo McAndrews who will be giving an overview of neuroscience in relation to the book.
Let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing you there! Just log on to

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We have lift off!

Charlie at launch
What a completely amazing day! We were joined by family, friends and interested people to celebrate the launch of the book Gifts from the Heart of the Storm. 
It was so special to be joined by the illustrator Matthew Wiggans:
Along with the editor and general book angel Michelle Gordon:
Thank you to everyone who made it such a special event!

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What would you pass on to your children?

What would you pass on to your children?
A dear friend asked me this, this morning.
Just four words - no more, no less.
An important legacy?
An impossible task?
To reduce all of the glory of the world
Into just four words?
Yet within each and every word is a window to everything
So perhaps only one word is needed?
And the rest are
An extravagant luxury?
As usual I have more questions than answers
More pondering than confirming
More wondering than certainty

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Book is nearly ready

Book cover
Today is a very exciting day! My book ‘Gifts from the heart of the storm’ is going through the final checks, ready for me to get a proof copy. Once that has been checked, it will then be ready for release!
How very exciting!
Thank you to everyone for all your help along the way, especially Matt Wiggo for the incredible illustrations, Michelle Gordon for formatting it so beautifully and Ailsa Sanders for all the work behind the scenes!
Here is a sneak peek of the co…

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Such a rocky year!

Thomas and percy
So much love to you all. Such a rocky year!

We have had some real positives, like Thomas finishing the year being free from leukaemia. That’s pretty massive!

We have also had some real challenges, like Thomas continuing to have a difficult reaction to the chemo.

I’m hoping we can find a more gentle way through before he finishes treatment in May 2023.

My eldest two are staying with their Dad while Thomas gets on to more of an even keel - I know it is for the best an…

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Starting a new phase

Thomas painting
Amazingly 8 months after Thomas’s initial leukaemia diagnosis he has finally been able to start maintenance, the more gentle chemotherapy which he will have mainly from home (we hope) until May 2023. The cancer is in remission and we hope it stays that way.

It has been such a rocky journey to this place with so many times we had 2 steps forward and 5 steps back.

Yet here we are. Very grateful for the hundreds of medical staff involved in getting him to this point. Consultants, …

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