A little while ago, I was having a really rough day. I had slept terribly for a few nights…
Whenever I feel stressed, people often say sentences like, “if you teach Stress Control, why are you stressed right now?” or, “you work in mental health, why are you anxious?” or, “heal thyself, physician”. Granted, these people tend to be joking, but we do tend to...
The Romans started each year with promises to the God Janus, who January is named after. It is fitting that Janus is the god of beginnings and endings, because January is usually when our New Years resolutions start - and end! According to research, though 52% of us...
Recently, I visited the historic city of Chester for the first time. It wasn’t long enough to appreciate the architecture or to immerse myself in…
Christmas. It’s the time of year that most people look forward to, however I’ve always had a rocky relationship with Christmas, which has led many of my friends to nickname me “Scrooge”!
World Mental Health Day 2018 is about Young People and Mental Health, do young people have it easier today?
Well, that’s it. The biggest challenge I have ever faced for charity is over. TriBethlon: two 10K races and a mountain walk over three consecutive Sundays.
I was 6 years old, being pulled out of a puddle by my older brother
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.
I got the email on a Friday morning in June. As part of celebrations for Volunteer Week
I was asked to write a blog and my first thought was ‘what am I going to say?’
I thought about what life events I had faced and how I had coped with them and life events that I had not coped with and felt overwhelmed and chaotic.
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