Monday, September 16, 2019

Adjustment Disorder

Adjusting to a new culture and the challenges it can bring up

Arguing with social media idiots just isn’t worth your time, writes columnist Loraine Gostling

HI again Costa Blancans, and welcome to yet another one of my meanders about what’s forefront of my mind when I sit...

The mighty power of Facebook groups is harnessed by Loraine Gostling in the hunt for her missing pooch

My pondering journeys over the last week have taken me to many places.Much of my inspiration for...

Mental health Awareness for Children

This blog is not intended to try and force a conversation on children about mental health, and...

Loraine Gostling explores our obsession with talking about the weather

NO, I am not going to talk about the weather…And with that opening statement, just how many of...

Are you an Ambivert?

Whenever I meet a friend of mine I am always struck by how quiet and unassuming she...

Loraine Gostling tells the epic history behind Spain’s Moros y Cristianos festival, all from a crumbling laptop

OK so.. I have poured 5kg of crushed ice in a waterproof cooler bag and placed it strategically between my knees and...

The Mind Body Connection

It has long been believed by mental health professionals that there is a strong link between poor...

Loraine Gostling is not the Costa Blanca’s biggest football fan, but does have a soft spot for Jordan Henderson’s...

ALL hail to the men in red shorts!A fitting start to this week's page 30 as I was...

Fascination for Reality TV

If there was ever a case of shutting the stable door after...

Alicante Airport pandemonium was just about worth it for an English bowl of jellied eels, writes Loraine Gostling

Oh well, it was only 55 minutes, so we could browse the Toblerone and smell the latest designer aromas at leisure in Duty Free

Financial specialist Blacktower is continuing to make inroads in Spain, offering excellent advice to expats of all nationalities

BREXIT: Is time running out for expats?DESPITE Britain's imminent departure from the EU, Spain is still an...

Me and My Shadow

Karen Rhodes takes a look at the shadow side

Cruising along the Costa Blanca can be more terrifying than you think, writes Loraine Gostling

I had never been a risk-taker, I was pretty comfortable financially, I liked my job and everything in life was settled and safe, but just a little boring

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 23 – Plots Landing

'And just to summarise, the libro del edificio must be handed over before completion.  Is everyone clear on that?'Several heads...

Loraine in Spain

SO I sat myself down on Sunday evening and started to do my usual pondering on what I should write about in my column...

Helicopter Parents

If I had to confess to something I think I would have to own up to...

Seize the Day

I PONDER a lot. I waste time on musings and wondering about stuff, and try to look at things from different points of view,...

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 22 – Careless Vespa

'I've decided to forego my soul and become an estate agent'My husband, a man used to my vast array...

Schizophrenia, Shamans and Religious delusions

Schizophrenia, shamans and religious delusions

Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder

Every winter as a child I used to wait in eager anticipation for Spring to arrive with...

Sextortion

Some time ago a small group of teenage schoolgirls had done something that we could never have...

The Original LOL

NOW most of you reading this will have been ‘lolling’ for years - firstly, back when it became cool to abbreviate every possible word...

What exactly is PTSD

I asked a friend, ‘what is post traumatic stress disorder?’ She is a fellow therapist and her reply...

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 21 – A Mother Day in Paradise

'Hello Ladies, congratulations on all your auditions, they were all excellent.  You'll be pleased to hear that none of you are actually playing the...

Separated at Birth

I have just finished watching ‘Three Identical Strangers’ on Channel 4. (Spoiler alert). It is a documentary...
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