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
The other week I was in Switzerland, sitting at a train station - suitcase by my side and phone in hand. As I sent a message to let someone know where I was, my phone died. I only had one thing to mind and fortunately it was the address of where I was meant to … Continue reading How Travel Has Helped Me Deal With Uncertainty.
Crack... In the pitch black of a suffolk night, moving around the dark side of a converted barn, I heard the noise. The ground had become slippery due to the rain and despite wearing sensible shoes, my foot slipped and folded underneath my leg. Nausea instantly wafted its way throughout the whole of my body. I … Continue reading Is Adventure A State Of Mind
I was talking to someone the other day about my joy of being in water and how, when I'm in it I find myself grounded within me and connected to the urge and surge of the body of water which covers our planet. The experiences of childhood I hold the fondest memories of, are the … Continue reading Pushing Anxiety Out Of The Body By Stepping Into Cool Water.
I'm in unknown territory What do I see as I look around Nothing I recognise I feel unsure Open Vulnerable The space feels too much There is nothing I can touch No sign post I'm thinking about the changes Needing to stay grounded Wanting to stay grounded But finding it very hard to do so … Continue reading Grounded – A Poem