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Welcome to this month’s edition.

Happy New Year and I hope you had a good Christmas. Everything about this edition is aimed at supporting you to have the best year ever. 

Damian Piper CBE our Resilience Coach starts this month edition with ‘Beyond the glamour of the start’… “Often people fall victim to the glamour and enthusiasm of starting something and then meet the reality of daily life. Maybe 2023 is different. Here’s my BEST framework with four areas to consider in pursuit of what you want to achieve. In all four the thing to determine want will help or hinder your success.”

I was invited by Justin Smith (Operations Manager for Thera East Anglia (TEA)) to listen to a series of audio tapes, which are included in TEA’s ‘My Happiness Project’, and to hear more about the workshop Justin has designed for working better with families who have sons and or daughters with a learning disability. Justin asked me if I would write an article from a parent carer perspective. I hope you find it interesting.

And here is something from Justin Smith: ‘Practice Leadership and happiness!’… “So, what is practice leadership? Well in the world of supporting people with a learning disability, it hasn’t really been that well-defined, but…”

‘BEING BETTINA’S DAD – A PLEASE, A THANK YOU AND A SMILE’  “The courtesy of showing politeness in one’s attitude and behaviour towards others is paramount to Bettina. She has observed her parents and big sister’s interactions with each other all her life therefore it has become the most natural thing in the world for her to follow…”

Meike Beckford, Head of Impact Management for Thera Trust  brings this article to our attention: Feminine Power Is Not All About Women (

Steve Raw FinstLM, FCMI, GCGI 



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