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Anxiety Attacks and Mindfulness

Anxiety Attacks and Mindfulness

When I first started learning about mindfulness, it felt like such a breath of fresh air to discover you don’t always have to buy into what your thoughts are telling you. That your thoughts are just images and words in your mind, and no matter how scary or worrisome...
Outdoor Mindfulness – A Picnic in the Park

Outdoor Mindfulness – A Picnic in the Park

I got the email on a Friday morning in June. As part of celebrations for Volunteer Week, Valleys Steps were holding a picnic for their volunteers in Ynysangharad Park and details were attached. My mind reacted something like this: Oh, I’d love to do that, but…I...
Negative Self Talk!

Negative Self Talk!

I was asked to write a blog and my first thought was ‘what am I going to say?’. I scrolled through numerous documents and blogs hoping that inspiration would hit me. I sat for about an hour pondering what I could write about and then it suddenly hit me… Negative...
Would the Real You Please Stand Up

Would the Real You Please Stand Up

As a child I remember sometimes seeing a panel game show on iTV entitled “Tell the truth”. It ran from 1957-1961. It bore some similarities to the current programme – “Would I Lie to You?” Four guests each claimed in turn to be the same person e.g. Joe Bloggs,...
Why am I any Different?

Why am I any Different?

When asked to write this blog I was pretty nervous, mainly because it means admitting the times that I, as the leader of this well-being organisation have been stressed – some of which are related to the experiences of setting up this visionary organisation!!...