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…

Depression: Don’t ignore it

When we experience a form of mental ill health, we do not always know what is going on. In the same way we can have symptoms with a physical illness, sometimes we need to recognise something doesn’t seem right and seek medical or further assistance for that. So when it comes to our mental health,…

Blog: Just Surviving

In life it can be very tempting to bury our heads in the sand when it comes to dealing with difficult events or negative events. It comes down to control. The things that we can control and those things are out of our control. If something is within a realm of control, we can make…

Blog: Loneliness

Lets start with a few facts and figures. It seems a sense of loneliness is rife amongst men. The stats below from mind journal are quite clear: “According to a 2019 survey by YouGov in the UK, almost one in five men (18 percent) admitted to having no close friends, and one in three (32…

World Mental Health Day

10 October is world mental health day. I just want to mark this occasion by reminding you that you have  totally got this. You are never alone no matter what and support is always available out there in so many different forms.  If you see or know of someone that’s struggling, perhaps you could reach…

Blog: Live long and prosper

Lately I have been plagued by writers block, thus has affected me in many ways, from holding up my blog posts, my creative writing and work on the new wellbeing courses. It’s very frustrating, yet its the topic of writing itself that’s managed to help me write today. Ironic, yes, but right now I am…