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Monday Mojo – Be gentle with yourself 

Monday Mojo – feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Be gentle with yourself.  When was the last time you cut yourself some slack?  We are so hard on ourselves. We beat ourselves up. Call ourselves names.   We feel like we’re just not quite good enough.   I hear you. This week, set the intention …

Monday Mojo: Create Stillness

Monday Mojo – feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Create Stillness  If you follow my other page on Facebook which focuses on women’s mental health, you’ll know that every Friday I offer “Reflections” on the week and a mantra for meditation practice. Last Friday’s Reflection was “Stillness” and the importance of slowing down. Not easy, if …

Mental Health Awareness: It’s Ok to Say

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 (and research proves most of us have, or know someone who has) then you’ll know what it’s like to find yourself in a place where …

It’s Time to Talk

2nd February in the U.K. is Time to Talk day, a national campaign focused on holding positive conversations and reducing the stigma around mental health.  If you know someone who has been struggling lately, why not drop them a text message or ask them over for a cuppa and see how they’re doing?  You can …

World Suicide Prevention Day

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 may find useful if you, or someone you know, are thinking about taking your own life: The Samaritans You can also call FREE in the UK …

Domestic Abuse: The darkness behind the smile

Jenny was 33 when she met James. She had been on her own for about six months when they started seeing each other and she had enjoyed the single life.  They’d met through someone at work and at first would just meet for a coffee.  She remembers how he made her laugh, although looking back …