Blog: Mass Effect Therapy

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog about how video games helped me manage my wellbeing. I now find myself thinking about this topic again. Here is a short quote from the blog that sets the scene for my blog today: “I have always been a fan of science fiction since being a…

Blog: Go with gratitude

In the USA, today (24 November) is known as thanksgiving. To anyone who is celebrating, I hope you enjoy your day. I am British, so it’s not an event I celebrate. However, I do think expressing gratitude and the things we are thankful for is a rewarding exercise to do on any day of the…

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…

Change, Grief and You

Change affects us all. It can be daunting. It can impact us in a similar way to grief. The Change Curve is based on a model originally developed in the 1960s by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross to explain the grieving process. Since then it has been widely utilised as a method of helping people understand their reactions…

Wellbeing in Dubai

Looking after our own personal wellbeing is vitally important. We are unable to care for others without looking us as an individual. Some activities can be very expensive but self care does not have to cost much at all. I recently read a great article by TimeOut that was particularly helpful for me as someone…

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…

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…