Take a minute to talk about suicide

*** THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES SUICIDE *** Hello I’d like to share with you a new campaign by charity CALM (the campaign against living miserably) 125 people die by suicide every week. It can be hard – sometimes impossible – to notice that somebody is having suicidal thoughts. Anybody can feel suicidal. But we can all…

Blog: Absence

I hope everyone is well. Today would have been my Dad’s 69th birthday. He died four and a half years ago. I always find his birthday difficult to process. It brings the loss and grief back above the surface and feels raw again. Birthdays are often a time to celebrate, but when it comes to…

Blog: With Pride

Hello All I hope you are well. I’m now back at work following my holiday, although I am only back for a couple of weeks before I go back on leave. I’m finally taking the holidays that were delayed by the pandemic. My next destination is Palma Nova in Majorca. I’m expecting it to be…

Blog: I’m not crazy

Hello Everyone I hope you are well. 9 – 15 May is mental health awareness week in the UK. Throughout this week there will be lots of events going on virtually and in person across the country. I’ll be writing and also speaking about mental health a fair bit too. For this post, I just…

How to Tell Your Boss You Have Too Much Work

Burn out is often a difficult subject to discuss. We all have limitations and it is important to recognise these in advance. It’s a delicate conversation for a number of reasons. But it’s often necessary. Here’s how to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible, thanks to this article from fatherly.com:

Ways to Stop Chasing Perfect and Transform Your Life

For those that have attended our training sessions, you will know the phrase ‘perfection is a lie’. With that in mind, I wanted to share this article with you. It outlines some great tips as to how to train your mind toward perfectionistic sobriety. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/having-sex-wanting-intimacy/201909/4-ways-stop-chasing-perfect-and-transform-your-life?utm_source=Newsletter%20Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Mindful%20Monday%20%2F%20200%20%28RdfAYA%29&triplesource=klaviyo&_kx=gPK0Lgfi8ip5qzFngUUwairf8tVuhWymvqzlPF5mFskbFyo46ycM1G2cYb62rTLg.KhZBMb

Blog: A moment in time

Hello from Qawra, Malta! After three days of exploring the Maltese islands, I am having a relaxing day by the pool. I’ve seen some wonderful and stunning sights over the last few days. The highlight was swimming in the sea at the Blue Lagoon, where the waters are pure blue. There were fishes swimming around…

Blog: My Marathon Journey

Running has been a big part of my life for many years. I’ve been fortunate enough to run marathons in amazing places such as Paris, New York, Chicago and Berlin. I am not a particularly quick runner but I do it to support my mental health. I was due to run the Barcelona Marathon in…

Blog: look to the future

Exercise is great for our wellbeing. Something I say quite a lot. Currently I am still carrying an injury which impacts running. I could go out running, but to do I’d need to take a bunch of painkillers before I went out for a run. I’d then have to hope my ankle and foot hold…

Blog: Down time

Hello I’m currently on holiday in Lisbon. I’m writing this at Castelo de Sao Jorge. There are stunning views to be seen up here This is my first trip overseas to visit somewhere new in over two years. Now I am here, I am so grateful to be able to explore somewhere new. And what…