Missing the bus – synchronicity and love

By the time I came out of my meeting this evening, it was cold and dark outside. I couldn’t see any buses approaching so I decided to walk briskly to the next bus stop to warm myself up. Just before I reached the next stop, the bus went past, and I was annoyed with myself. […]

Mental Health in the Workplace – a simple solution

30% of our lives are spent working. Let that sink in for a moment. Then consider the impact of your working life on the quality of your life as a whole. You owe it to yourself to make that 30% as positive as possible. Work is a happier place to be if we feel that […]

Forget perfectionism. Fly by the seat of your pants!

  How many times have you put off doing something because you weren’t convinced you were skilled enough, or you didn’t feel ready? I can happily say that when I started blogging I didn’t really know what I was doing. So I made it up as I went along, and I enjoyed it. But even […]

Women treat it, Men end it

In the UK, 72% of people being treated for depression are women. But 75% of suicides are men. These figures, compiled by the Men’s Health Forum, show that both men and women have trouble coping but men are not getting the help they need. https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/key-data-mental-health Fortunately, action is now being taken to tackle this problem. […]

A Call for Kindness

Today, I have the great pleasure of being the host on DAY 8 of the Virtual Blog Tour for Richard David Price, author of the brand new book Beating the Adversary: A True Story of Schizoaffective Disorder, officially released on 1st December, 2014. On its debut, it became Amazon’s #1 best-selling new release in ‘schizophrenia’. […]

Who’s living in your head?

ideas, thoughts, feelings, beliefs, opinions

Does this emotion belong to you? Let’s start with positive feelings. Where do they come from? Well, sometimes we just wake up feeling cheerful, sometimes we get there by meditating or doing some yoga, and sometimes a simple pleasure will do the trick, like a hot chocolate on a chilly day. Then there are the […]

Too Much Too Soon – diary anxiety and goal overwhelm

Running in PJs… This is not a normal January. Socially slow. Soggy underfoot. That’s pretty standard and quite acceptable, because we usually like to emerge slowly from our state of hibernation. But the usual, comfortable, slightly boring January plod, that’s not happening this year. Not for me anyway. 2014 burst in, dragged me out from […]