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…

Pets and your Wellbeing

Pets have always been part of my life. We’ve had many animals that have all been part of the family. We recently moved overseas and out of the blue we got asked if we wanted to take in a tortoise. Of course we had to accept. NiH states that interacting with animals has been shown…

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…

How To Find Meaning In Life

“Feel like you’re stuck on the wrong path in life? Learn how to find greater meaning and build a more fulfilling life…” This title suggests a very difficult topic to cover, however the following article from Psychologies gives us some great tips to take forward:

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…

Sometimes Quitting Is Actually a Sign of Mental Strength

The idea that you must succeed at all costs can be harmful. Sometimes, it takes more courage to walk away than it does to power through. The following article from Very Well Mind shows some examples as to when this is the case: https://www.verywellmind.com/5-times-when-quitting-is-actually-a-sign-of-mental-strength-5194921?utm_source=Newsletter%20Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Mindful%20Monday%20%2F%20212%20%28W5Tz6C%29&triplesource=klaviyo&_kx=gPK0Lgfi8ip5qzFngUUwairf8tVuhWymvqzlPF5mFskbFyo46ycM1G2cYb62rTLg.KhZBMb

Ways To Boost Your Body Image

“Health and fitness are, obviously, pretty important, but cultural imperatives such as achieving a “summer” body that you can flaunt on the beach can have little to do with either. (And I say that as someone who’s written a few articles thereon, however well-intentioned.) Indeed, exercise and eating well may seem inherently good, but can,…

Getting Things Finished Is Better Than Getting Things Perfect

“You’ll feel better when you’re done—over endlessly agonising over a task”. Apparently, it turns out that getting things finished is way better than getting things perfect (even if it feels awkward!), this article from Fast Company tells us why: https://www.fastcompany.com/90769820/why-getting-things-finished-is-better-than-getting-things-perfect?utm_source=Newsletter%20Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Mindful%20Monday%20%2F%20214%20%28XPYRnq%29&triplesource=klaviyo&_kx=gRm7jEdVFpdiOyx6j0XvLJMfug4-Nmsbvf98aiCv_J6M1AMByXiJuejBzEmNAyrU.KhZBMb