It happened yesterday. Finally I reached a point where I thought and felt strong enough to strike out from the little shoreline to the boat, deep in the water, off the stretch of estuary I swim. Breaking my ankle back in November meant that I'd made a conscious decision to take care of my overall … Continue reading Using Wild Swimming To Build Confidence, Fulfil Goals & Create Wellbeing
I'm always on the lookout for signs - are you? Ones that tell me I am moving in the right direction or that I am moving away from my goals. I break these down into short term, mid-term and long term goals and the milestones I hit in-between. The end of 2019 was a … Continue reading The Kingfisher & The Doldrums
My husband looks well, despite it only being a little over three months ago, when we didn't know if he would live or die, whilst intubated in ICU fighting for his life, after contracting Covid-19 pneumonia. The path to wellness is indeed an interesting one. I'm recognising the firsts which are happening. We enjoyed our … Continue reading A Cherished Anniversary Celebration in the Cotswolds
It was to be a treat for our relationship. A night away after dealing with the dreadful corona virus and my husband developing covid pneumonia and nearly dying back in April. Although it seems a lifetime ago now - I know as a Therapist that a few months is nothing in the healing process. My … Continue reading An Overnight Stay At Denbies Vineyard in The Surrey Hills
I had waited for this moment for a while. As soon as there was an easing of lockdown in the UK and we could safely go away. We did. This trip away was something which I thought may never happen. Quarantine has been proving tough for us in a variety of ways. My son a … Continue reading A Much Needed Getaway To a Vineyard In England
Time for self reflection has been evidential during Lockdown, where we have been confined to our homes, counties and countries and today - as my mind decided it would like to escape the cloudy skies hovering above my house in Essex. I began to flick through some documents in my office with an idea to … Continue reading Healthy Ageing – Flourishing Over 50
It's been a weird experience, hasn't it. Lockdown. From the initial changes, then the adaption, to now in the UK, the gradual easing of the rules, as our society slowly begins to roll back into life. Yet, we know its not over and the ripple effects will go on for a while but it is … Continue reading The Dialectical Nature of Lockdown As Rules Begin To Relax.
I don't know about you, but I'm missing travel. The opportunity to move in freedom from one country to another. There are moments when I feel stuck-then moments when I remember life is on pause. Both of these moments lead me to being reflective as a seasoned Therapist, with experience working with addiction, stress, burnout, … Continue reading 5 Little Steps To Lead You To A Happy Place
Are you like me and long for the moment you can travel again? As I sit here thinking about what I want and need from a destination when we are finally able to travel out of the UK, my mind turns immediately to Thailand - the love I have for the country (now). I didn't … Continue reading Oh The Places You Shall Go!
Who knew that it would all start with a small glass of red wine, over a family dinner, at the end of a working week. That looking at my husband as he slurred his words, so unusual for him, would be the signal for our little family to be assaulted by Covid-19. Initially, I simply … Continue reading Side Swiped By Covid -19 Pneumonia and Surviving