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 […]
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 […]
In the 21st Century, we’re all busy. There’s always things to do. Places to go. People to see. Every minute of the day is accounted for. So when the media […]
What stops you sleeping and what can help?
10th October is World Mental Health Day.
May 8th – 14th is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme from the Mental Health Foundation this year is “Surviving or Thriving”. If you’ve ever suffered with poor mental health […]
One of the workshops I deliver in Milton Keynes is for people who want to get their sparkle back and learn techniques for maintaining good mental health. In one of the […]
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire Universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Gautama Buddha Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year where we overtly […]
I was listening to a teaching by Pema Chödrön where she was describing the impact of behaviour on those around us, and she used the word pollution. She encouraged students not to add […]
The research is showing us that at least one in four people will experience a period of poor mental health in their lifetime. Whilst there continues to be discussion about […]
It’s okay not to be okay. When I first started working in mental health, (some 10 years ago now), I worked with women experiencing ante-natal depression – depression during pregnancy. […]
I was teaching a relaxation class to a group of students recently, when I likened the feeling of anxiety to being on a treadmill. You start with a slow walk which […]
The number of suicides in England and Wales has hit a fifteen year high, according to the latest figures. Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Here are some websites you […]
Two travelling monks reached a river where they met a young woman. Wary of the current, she asked if they could carry her across. One of the monks hesitated, but […]
There’s a Zen story about a horse which suddenly appeared galloping down the road. The man riding the horse, looked as if he had somewhere important to go. Another man, […]
I love chocolate. It’s no secret, I’m partial to a packet of maltesers, will gladly dive in to a box of Jaffa Cakes and have occasionally been known to order […]
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I am a qualified therapist and mental health and wellbeing trainer, teaching effective strategies for rest and relaxation. I started my helping career supporting the bereaved nearly 15 years ago. I […]