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Monday Mojo – Meet Yourself

How well do you know yourself? I’m talking about what you love, and what you need. What lights a spark inside you. What tickles your fancy. What gets your motor running. We often shy away from doing what we like. We don’t rock the boat. We put others needs first. We go with the flow. …

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 – Lean In

Monday Mojo – Feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Lean in How do you cope when something hurts? Many of us try to push things away. We take a pill. We numb out. We pretend it’s not happening. But resisting our fears and feelings doesn’t push them away, it pushes them down – and what …

Monday Mojo – Celebrate the Win

Monday Mojo – Celebrate the Win When was the last time you celebrated your own success? We generally don’t, and probably because it feels a bit…weird. To blow our own trumpet. To sing our own praises. To jump on the joy bandwagon. Self-praise feels unnatural, so we shy away from it. We feel like we …

Monday Mojo – Return to Sender

Monday Mojo – Return to Sender Have you noticed how other people’s energy can affect you? Those people, the ones where you spend five minutes in their company, and feel as if they’ve sucked the life right out of you. I don’t mean the people who have just shared a problem – that’s often healthy. …

Monday Mojo – Mind The Gap

Monday Mojo – feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Mind The Gap. Do you think of life as a journey? We plan our ideal route. Navigate twists and turns. And before we know it, we’re there. Sometimes though, the destination isn’t what we had in mind. We find ourselves somewhere, without being really sure how …

Monday Mojo – Be Here

Monday Mojo – feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Be Here How often do you find yourself lost in thought? According to Harvard University, we spend 47% of our day wandering off in to the past or present. The mind, it would seem (the big old pin-ball machine that it is), is hardly ever focused …

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 seems to be an immense pressure to be perfect. Media messages are confusing, leaving people feeling overwhelmed. So, this Time to …

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 …