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?
9 Ways to take a micro mindful moment When you read the word mindfulness it might conjur up visions of meditating on a cushion or doing something at glacial speed. While mindfulness can involve meditation or slowing down, that’s not all it’s about. At the heart of it mindfulness is about paying attention to what’s… Read more about 9 Ways to take a micro mindful moment
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 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’ 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’
Can keeping control keep worrying at bay? If you’re a worrier (come in, sit down, make a cuppa, you’re among friends) I’m guessing you also like to have things planned out, know what’s happening, where, when, how and with whom. You like to have thought of every possibility, rehearsed conversations (playing all the parts in… Read more about Can keeping control keep worrying at bay?
What kind of worrier are you? Worrying is something we all do and, in moderation, is healthy. There are three different levels of worrier and once you know what level you’re on you can find the right approach to help you manage your worry. So, let’s take a look at the different kinds of worrier… Level… Read more about What kind of worrier are you?
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
Welcome to The Warm Embrace I have created something just for you, just for January, to start the year feeling optimistic not overwhelmed. The Warm Embrace is a free, seven-day e-course about you and for you. It’s about starting 2017 saying no to restrictive diets, gruelling exercise regimes and unsustainable resolutions. It’s about beginning… Read more about Welcome to The Warm Embrace