Begin 2018 with The Warm Embrace

Begin 2018 with The Warm Embrace The Warm Embrace is a free, seven-day e-course to help you start the new year feeling optimistic not overwhelmed. I first ran this course last year and it has such an overwhelmingly positive response I knew I wanted to share it with you again this year. The Warm Embrace… Read more about Begin 2018 with The Warm Embrace

What’s in your mental health first aid kit?

What’s in your mental health first aid kit? I’m pretty sure you have a first aid kit for cuts and bruises but what about a mental health first aid kit? Where do you go when you’re feeling bruised and battered by life but with no external scars to show for it? For years I’ve carried… Read more about What’s in your mental health first aid kit?

What to do when worry takes over

What to do when worry takes over When you’re worrying you aren’t really here. You think you are, you think you’re so on the ball that you’re on top of every possible outcome of a situation. But, actually, you aren’t here in the space you’re stood in, in the same timeframe as the people around… Read more about What to do when worry takes over

Letting go of worrying what others think of you

Letting go of worrying what others think of you Something that we over-thinking worrier-types spend a lot of energy on is worrying what others think of us. We care a great deal about what people think of our character, our actions, what we say, how we look, what we spend our time doing, where we… Read more about Letting go of worrying what others think of you

Why it’s time to swap out ‘should’

Why it’s time to swap out ‘should’ There’s a word in the English language which I’m really not a fan of. No, it’s not a four-letter word, it’s simply the word ‘should’. Think about when you use ‘should’ in a sentence. Is it when you think you could do something, or you want to? Do… Read more about Why it’s time to swap out ‘should’

When the world feels a frightening place

When the world feels a frightening place I sent these words to everyone who’s signed up to receive emails from me and the response has been so positive that I wanted to share it here so more people could read and hopefully find help in it. The news and social media have been filled with reports… Read more about When the world feels a frightening place

5 Ways to turn tiresome tasks into positive practices

5 Ways to turn tiresome tasks into positive practices   Whether it’s cleaning the bathroom, filing paperwork or planning meals, everyone has a task that they hate doing. Chores may not be difficult, or even time-consuming, but we see them as tedious jobs that we begrudge giving our time and energy to. Seeing as they’re… Read more about 5 Ways to turn tiresome tasks into positive practices

How mindfulness helped me through winter

How mindfulness helped me through winter   It’s so lovely to see spring emerging in my patch of the planet. I’ve never been a fan of winter. It’s dark, cold, there are many more damp, grey days than crisp, bright ones. And it stretches on, it feels like the longest season even if it isn’t.… Read more about How mindfulness helped me through winter