Challenge Your Self Esteem Using Cognitive Reframing.

In 2007, I spent a year travelling across the globe with my husband and children – who were then 11 and 13. Life had been tough, our marriage had been through a horrendous bad patch, which had led inevitably to its breakdown. This combined with complex grief, experienced through so many family deaths in such short…

A Short Break in Barcelona

I’m a bit of a beach girl… I love to be near the ocean or any body of water really and that will nearly always be my choice when travelling abroad. Visiting the Catalan city of Barcelona, means a person can enjoy mountains, city and sea. All in the same day if they desire. Exploring Barcelona…

Find One Thing A Day Which Doesn’t Make You Grey

Descartes is famously quoted as saying, ‘I think, therefore I am.’ I have a bit of a different take on this line which is, ‘I am, therefore I think.’ Training as a therapist – I would sit and ponder how being pregnant and delivering a baby – then getting to know that baby and attempt…

Change Your Focus… Change Your Life.

In 2007 I travelled the world with two children and a husband. Before this journey I had always been frightened of flying. Although each time we went abroad, I did it. Because the thought of sailing to the places I wanted to go, meant I would have needed to take even more time off work…

Try a Taste of Catalan Cuisine in Barcelona

The summer feels like it showing itself, in my little corner of england and not surprisingly it has me thinking about taking a short break away in europe. Four days I normally find, is the maximum I want to spend in any particular city and one short break a month, combined with a long holiday…

Discovering & Dissolving Fears Through Doing the Things You Love

As I waded out into the temperate waters, lapping against the shingled shoreline of my hometown Southend on Sea. I tickled the surface with my finger tips, before plunging my hands downward. The cold travelled up my arms, as I continued to make my way deeper and deeper into the sea.The water soaking upwards towards my…

Building Bliss in Bali

Being successful means different things to different people. One meaning of success for me, has been brought into being through parenthood. I realised that I’ve held differing views over the years, in relation to society, regarding how to parent my children. This has at times brought consternation and concern, as I have observed those very…