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Seasonal Self-Care – taking care of yourself all year round

Self-care and setting healthy boundaries with yourself, family and friends are important. Here are some ideas of how to take care of yourself all year round: • Create positive space as much as possible, keep your mental health and wellbeing in mind. Take walks in nature, or just get some fresh air standing by the …

Monday Mojo – Recharge Yourself

How are your energy levels today? Around this time of year, a lot of people find their batteries are running low. It usually means: You’re smiling through the tears. Gritting your teeth. And the cup of care is nearly empty. Things that normally wouldn’t bother you, might be really getting up your nose. You’re losing patience with people …

Monday Mojo – Honour Your Time

What’s taking up your time lately? It’s one of our most precious commodities, time. You can invest it, but you can’t own it. We can spend it, but we can’t get a refund. We can waste it, but we can’t stop it. We move through every day trying to make the most of it, and …

Monday Mojo – Assemble Your Squad

Monday Mojo™ – feel good motivation for the week ahead: Assemble Your Squad How many people do you feel you can count on these days? As we get older the number seems to get smaller. But is that because it’s getting harder to really know people? I asked a question on my Facebook page last …

Monday Mojo – See Your Wonder

Monday Mojo™ – feel-good motivation for the week ahead: See Your Wonder How often do you tell yourself you’re wonderful? I’m going to guess that it’s not something you do every day. In fact, I’m going to bet that a lot of the things you say to yourself aren’t as kind as they could be. …

Monday Mojo – Unravel the Mystery

Do you ever stop and wonder, what’s it all about? Those days when something really random happens, and you have a real “What the…” moment. Like the day when the Dalai Lama started following me on Twitter, or so I thought, only to discover “he” (someone pretending to be him) was critiquing the latest high …

Counselling – what do you think?

Have you ever thought about counselling? In the current economic climate, clients have to wait weeks, if not months, for free therapeutic support on the NHS. If you decide to go private, spending money on yourself might feel self-indulgent. Some people worry they’re wasting a professional’s time with their problems, because they might think “there’s …

Monday Mojo – Breathe Through It

Monday Mojo – feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Breathe through it Are you feeling the love? February is usually seen as the month of romance, where suddenly everything in the shops is red, pink or heart-shaped. If you’re feeling nurtured, nourished and appreciated then you might join in the joyful hype of celebrating Cupid …

Ditch the guilt: Take the pressure off and live life your way

Exercise more. But don’t get too skinny. Make sure your kids eat well, but don’t indulge them. Sit quietly. But make your voice heard. Work hard. But make time for family and friends. There is an immense pressure lately to be perfect. The messages are confusing, people are overwhelmed. So, as part of this Time …

It’s Time to Talk

Time to Talk Day is on 1 February 2018. Wherever you are, you can talk about mental health. As a Time to Change Champion I work hard to raise awareness of mental health. So it’s important to know that if a person is struggling they probably won’t call even their closest friend – they don’t …