Listening to the news this morning, with disbelief I heard the UK Government is implementing £5000 fines for anyone who tries to go on holiday before July. Feeling saddened by this action and quite disgruntled by the decision, I wasn't happy, so jumped straight online to the e-mail form for Number 10 and began to … Continue reading Finding Your Voice – A Sense of Freedom
How do you ensure as you grow older, that you maintain cognitive wellness, stimulate your brain and in turn, develop new behaviours and ways of being which are healthy for you as a person. A former colleague of mine Dr Suzanna Zito is helping to generate interest in the field of Cognitive Wellness & Dementia … Continue reading Increase Cognitive Wellness: Become BrainFit!
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
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
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
I was thinking about this subject this morning. Some people I know are enjoying the time spent at home - they've brought their work into the place they love to be most, their family are home and they enjoy spending time with themselves indoors. Someone said to me 'I like my own company, so being … Continue reading Why Is Relaxation Fearful For Some During Our Global Crisis
I'm sitting here in my bedroom, readying myself to write this article about a short stay in Las Vegas, a trip to the Hoover Dam and what it meant to me to finally gaze across the Grand Canyon. My head is just beginning to get around the fact that although on one level, life remains … Continue reading Isn’t It Ironic… Don’t You Think