Reminisce Simpler Times During A Mid-Week Break In Devon

As we pulled up the driveway, I could hear the sound of my children laughing, as they run across the grass. Saw my nephew standing next to my son and felt sad when thinking about the loss of my mother-in-law and the last time we all stood together, as a blended and extended family, watching…

Beach Walking Therapy

Working as an addiction therapist at a luxury rehab in Thailand, I’ve learnt professionally and understood for many years personally, how much benefit there comes from getting out of the mental state you’re currently in, to sort out challenges, difficulties or traumatic experiences. Getting moving is one of the best things you can do to…

What Do You Drink When You’re Not Drinking Alcohol? Try Seedlip!

The Go Sober for October movement in the UK, has interested me as a drug and alcohol therapist. I’m aware as we begin to approach christmas, a time when I’ve experienced and know, that partying, indulgence and drinking, are part and parcel of our culture. Not everyone chooses to drink or necessarily can drink alcohol,…

How Scuba Diving Helps Me To Understand And Deal With Trauma

Trauma can have such an impact on a life, that a person doesn’t always understand why they respond in the way they do, to certain life situations and experiences. Last night, I completed my first pool dive of 2018 with  PADI Master Instructor Rob Keys from local Dive Centre, Dive Odyssea.  I’m a qualified  PADI…

The AWA Hotel – Koh Chang, Thailand

I’m not known as a person who likes to repeat experiences, even in going to the same location twice but there is something about Koh Chang which has nestled its way into my heart and makes me want to visit again. I never thought that I would become a great lover of thailand and its…

Spend a Whirlwind Weekend Creating Brilliant Moments in Scotland

When I first visited Scotland, it was not somewhere I had ever wanted to go but from the moment I stood in the grounds of Edinburgh Castle, looking out across the city and afar, I began to be genuinely interested in this beautiful country. I had been invited by the Scottish Tourism Board to spend…

Creating a New Mental Framework. Finding a New Way to Live

The framework with which we are given, by our parents and society, does not necessarily mean that this is the framework which we need to live by for ourselves or necessarily needs to be the framework to live within for our whole lives. Developing a conscious mental framework can be one of the most challenging…

Living a Life Full of Colour

How does a person forget themselves, forget what makes them feel colourful and whole? I think when we get too caught up in the mind, we shut down our own colour and sometimes its helpful to be reminded of who we are, in a place which connects us with our self and reminds us of…