Monday Mojo – Start a Conversation

How are you?  And by that, I mean how are you really? It’s a crucially important question, and one I deeply believe in. Because, you see, when people just ask us how we are, we usually say “I’m fine”. But we’re not always fine are we? And sometimes, we feel like we’re burdening people, if we say what’s on our minds.Continue reading “Monday Mojo – Start a Conversation”

When You Think You’re Over-Thinking It: Living With a Noisy Mind

Note to the reader: this article refers to a mind that feels like it’s constantly thinking, rather than hearing voices. If you are hearing voices this article from Mind may help. I was teaching a relaxation class to a group of students recently, when I likened the feeling of anxiety to being on a treadmill. YouContinue reading “When You Think You’re Over-Thinking It: Living With a Noisy Mind”

Overthinking: Living with a noisy mind

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 increases to a gentle jog – not always pleasant, but manageable – and the next thing you know you’re hurtling at a pace, faster andContinue reading “Overthinking: Living with a noisy mind”

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 UKContinue reading “World Suicide Prevention Day”

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 backContinue reading “Domestic Abuse: The darkness behind the smile”