Mind Your Language – Changing the Conversation on Mental Health

Content Warning: briefly discusses suicide Mental Health Awareness days are a time when the focus of our attention is drawn towards opening a dialogue about how we think and feel. This is seen by some as arbitrary – we should be comfortable having conversations around mental health every day. However, some companies still only ‘indulge’Continue reading “Mind Your Language – Changing the Conversation on Mental Health”

World Mental Health Day – Conversations Start Journeys

10th October is World Mental Health Day, and the focus this year for me is very much that Conversations Start Journeys. Taking the time to talk to someone and find out how they are can be transformative and healing. Taking an interest in how someone is, can help them feel like they matter. According toContinue reading “World Mental Health Day – Conversations Start Journeys”

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”

It’s World Mental Health Day

10th October is World Mental Health Day.

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”