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Why Volunteer

Why Volunteer

Thought of the Day As most of you are aware Valleys Steps are a charity, and I like a lot of people have benefited from completing their Stress Control and Mindfulness courses. I, like most deal with stresses on a daily basis, however, using meditation and considering...
Give Yourself Some Breathing Space

Give Yourself Some Breathing Space

A little while ago, I was having a really rough day. I had slept terribly for a few nights, I was grieving the loss of a family member, struggling to get through a three hour lecture on Neuropsychology at University, and I was fighting with assignment deadlines I...
“Heal Thyself, Physician”

“Heal Thyself, Physician”

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...
Why Your New Years Resolutions Always Fail

Why Your New Years Resolutions Always Fail

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%...
It’s Called the Present Because it’s a Gift

It’s Called the Present Because it’s a Gift

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 it’s Roman history but it was enough to recognise it’s grandeur and left me wanting more. I was taken aback by the clock,...
“Bah, Humbug!”

“Bah, Humbug!”

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”! Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas Day itself, but there are a lot of aspects I...