Better Days Blog: Next

Hello Everyone I hope you are all well and having a good week. I would normally have done a midweek blog and update, but I’ve had a busy week and time just got away from me.  I’m only human, sometimes things have to slip. What is important is not to be harsh on yourself during…

Blog: The Grand Re-Opening

Here in England, the lockdown has been eased as of today. England has been in a strict lockdown since 5 January 2021, which was proceeded by regional restrictions. Many parts of England have been essentially closed since October 2020. From today, gyms, pubs, all shops, zoos and the beauty industry can reopen. Its great to…

The Lockdown Silver Linings After A Tough Year, Revealed

People feel closer to their family, friends and neighbours, according to a new study. An interesting article on some positives of a tough 12 months: It seems a little brash to discuss the things we’ve enjoyed about the past year, when UK deaths from Covid-19 are among the highest in the world and thousands of families have…

Tips for coping with seeing loved ones struggling

This may be of use at this moment in time. Feel free to share: Written by child and adolescent therapist, Kemi Omijeh. So, someone you love is going through a hard time? It’s tough to see our loved ones unhappy. It can bring about a range of emotions from sadness and confusion to anger and…

How To ‘Dream Big’ Right Now, Even When It Feels Impossible

Day dreaming about tomorrow or finding it hard to see beyond today? Here’s why future-gazing can help. Check out this article from Huffington Post: Amanda Kusek recently inspired me all the way from her garden in New York to my own grotty London lockdown setup, when she conveyed a thought I’d been nursing privately for…

It’s Normal To Want More And Less Lockdown At The Same Time

Desperate to see family and friends, but terrified by things opening up too soon? Here’s what’s driving that. Midsummer… June 21… a date that now holds so much weight for so many. It’s touted as the day the majority of coronavirus restrictions will supposedly be lifted in England, when legal limits on social contact will be scrapped, and when many…

Better Days Blog: My Pandemic Journey

When we think of 2020, many of us will immediately think of words like lockdown, pandemic, covid-19, coronavirus, My personal pandemic journey began a year ago on 4 March 2020, that is when the old “normal life” came to an end for me. I flew to Gran Canaria for a five night holiday, and returned…

Finding time for creativity will give you respite from worries

Drawing, singing, writing, knitting… lose yourself in something creative to find inner calm. You might also come up with solutions to problems. Upon reading this article, it is something that I was able to relate to. So I had to share…. ‘When the first lockdown began in March, my son developed a persistent cough. I…

Blog: A time to reflect

Happy New Year! I hope 2021 brings good health and happiness to you all. Over the Christmas break, I was watching the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special from 2019 with my wife. It triggered a conversation as to how different “our world” was just 12 months ago when we had watched it previously. My initial…