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: With thanks

Hello from Qawra, Malta. I am writing this blog on Friday 29 April. The sun is shining and I am enjoying a peaceful morning. One of the ten key areas of happiness is giving. It feels to both receive and give it out thanks. Sadly the place I work reserves thanks mainly for monetary rewards…

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…

Dealing With Difficult Work Relationships

Jobs feel harder than ever, but this popular therapist has some great advice. There is a great article over on Huff Post that gives some hints and tips from Esther Perel. “You are not alone, in other words, if you are feeling stuck at your job or at a dead end with your colleagues and…

Blog: Ready for a break

We are once again facing uncertain times, I for one am ready for a break in more ways than one. My mental health isn’t the best at the moment, I find the the run up to Christmas difficult, I lost my dad back in 2014 and I’ve found that I take a “dip” just before…

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…