The mental health journey for transgendered individuals

I’ve written about the importance of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and it’s link to our wellbeing. Over at IDONTMIND there is an excellent article about the mental health journey of trans people. The article explores the changes that occur internally when someone transitions. This article is available over at the IDONTMIND website. Here is a…

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: In a moment like this

Hello All I hope you’re all well. I am at Europa Point, which is the most southerly point of Gibraltar. From here you can see Morocco, Ceuta and Tarifa. Some stunning views from here, as well as the Rock of Gibraltar. I just wanted to take a moment out to take in the view, feel…

Blog: A happy place

  Hello everyone I hope all is well. I am thoroughly enjoying my time in Gibraltar. Om currently on a sun lounger by the gorgeous pool at my apartment building. I am enjoying the downtime here and I’ve even switched off from writing much until now. I do genuinely think of Gibraltar as a happy…

Blog: Signing Off

Hello Everyone It’s been a while since I posted a blog. Life got very busy outside of work of late, and I’ve also been unwell for the last few days.  Before I knew it, time has really gotten away from me. Time flies as they say. I am taking an extended break from work –…

Wellbeing Calendar: June 2022

The Action for Happiness charity has released their wellbeing calendar for June 2022 The theme for June 2022 is “Joyful June” One action to try each day of the month to boost your happiness. What will you try this month? The calendar is below (as an image file or PDF) or you can find out…

Blog: Do you practice escapism?

Hello everyone I hope you are all enjoying your Saturday morning. I am writing this from the beach in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire. The sun is shining. Which is great as I need the break. I’ve written a few times about the power of escapism. Freeing your mind from stress and worry is critical for…

Selfcare is not selfish

Hello everyone Happy Wednesday – I hope you are well. Its mental health awareness week, so that’s what I’m talking about again today. Putting yourself first, that is selfish; well some may traditionally tell you that. But I want to take this one from a different perspective. Your wellbeing and mental health are really important…

Blog: The voyage home

  Hello everyone This blog is written on 1 May 2022, during a two hour delay to my flight back to Manchester. Happy May day. As I return home today, the first elements of my every day life and routine return to me. Tomorrow is a Bank Holiday in England so I do at least…

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…