How To Cope If The Omicron News Has Resurfaced Anxiety, Anger And Despair

Up until a couple of weeks ago, the majority of us had never heard of ‘Omicron’, now it’s all over the news. Personally, I’ve found it quite difficult. Everywhere I look, it’s news about potential further restrictions, tests, booster jabs etc etc. There is a very good article from Huffington Post that covers ‘Things are…

Blog: Thanksgiving 2

Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating.  Last year, I wrote a blog on Thanksgiving and the importance of gratitude in general. The message of ‘The act of saying thank you for small –and big –things that we do for each other, is a good way to demonstrate that you still appreciate somebody rather than assuming that…

Get Fit for free, with the NHS

Getting started with a new exercise routine is not easy – I get that. If you are also new to exercise it can be even more challenging too. The challenges can be varied: cost, motivation, time. Right now, lockdown in the UK makes it a little harder two. I wanted to share two great links…

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…

How The Hell To Start Processing The Year That’s Just Been

Here are some therapists’ tips to end the year as best you can. December is usually full of booze, food, parties and festive cheer. But this year there’s an added layer of introspection – reflecting on the year we’ve endured, the year that has, for many of us, pushed us to our absolute limits. As…

End of the year

Hello Everyone I just wanted to take a moment out to thank you all for your support in 2020. We launched on 30 October and the pace of this site has been very fast since this date. I appreciate 2020 has been such a difficult year for so many of us. The ways in which…

Get Active Blog: Christmas

Remaining active is very important to me, and unlike most people around me I do not celebrate Christmas in any signficiant way. Indeed its quite a sad time of year for me personally. I hate how we have Christmas rammed down our throats, be happy and merry or else. I hate this time of year….

Get Active blog: Mind and Body

I’ve finally settled on a name for my exercise blog that launched when I wrote a blog entry on going back to running.  This is my Get Active blog. Running has become a great way to help me process my day.  I have lots of techniques to process how I feel, and events in life. …

You Don’t Have to Work On Yourself Forever

You Don’t Have to Work On Yourself Forever A fixation on being the peak versions of ourselves—emotionally, physically, spiritually—is now an ingrained part of daily life. What would happen if you stopped? You Don’t Have to Work On Yourself Forever This article appears in VICE Magazine’s Unthinkable Ideas issue, which explores revolutionary ideas that could alter…