Blog: Urgent Action

** This blog was written on 2 November – which was also world stress day ** I was presenting a training course today and one element of the session was looking at bad coping techniques for stress. The section of the training course I was delivering used an example not to overwork as a coping…

Blog: What is normal?

I remember a conversation I had with my dad more than 10 years ago, my Mum was in the hospital just for a day routine surgery. I called my dad at lunchtime for any updates on my mum, but he hadn’t heard anything at that point. He told me he was struggling to relax and…

Blog: Just stop

Hello I hope everyone is well. The last few weeks have been insanely busy. At work and at home life has been moving at a fast pace, with little time to think and just stop. After a few weeks of the none stop pace, I am starting to feel burnt out. Right now I am…

Blog: Reboot

Reboot. It happens. You have a favourite TV show, they do a reboot. Sometimes it works well (Battlestar Galactica), and sometimes the reboot is a disaster (Terminator Genysis). I’m sure we all have examples in the world of entertainment where we have examples of reboots that worked, and those that did not. Life can be…

Blog: What I don’t want

Sometimes we know what we want and where we are heading on our journey through life. Having a plan and knowing our goals can be very comforting. But getting to that place can sometimes be quite difficult. This varies between people. Perhaps you don’t know what you want right now or in the future, and…

Blog: Just do it.

Hello everyone This blog was written on the 10th of September 2021. This is one of many blogs I have handwritten in a writing journal but never actually posted digitally. This blog was written on Formby beach whilst on holiday in the northwest of England, as part of my birthday celebrations last year. That is…

Blog: I love getting older

Today is my birthday, I have turned 39 years old. I am grateful to be getting older, each and every day. It might sound odd, that I am glad to be getting older. It means I am grateful to be alive and living my life. I certainly do not wish for the opposite: death. Getting…

Quotes to be your best self

Love it, or hate it – there is a probably an inspirational quote for many situations in life. An interesting article over at Mind Journals has 24 quotes to help you become the best version of yourself. Check it out for some inspiration. Here is a short extract from the article “As anyone who has…

Blog: Story of life

We often dwell on the past, whether it’s a significant positive event in our lives or a moment of darkness. Past events can have a significant impact on who we are and can often change the direction of the journey that we are on. Just as I think we should try to focus on the…

Wellbeing Calendar: September 2022

The Action for Happiness charity has released their wellbeing calendar for September 2022. The theme for September 2022 is “Self Care September,” with a focus daily on actions that prove that self care is not selfish. When we’re kind to ourselves it also helps us respond more positively to what happens and treat others more…