Good grief: how to get over a bone-crushing disappointment

I was fortunate enough to attend the Italy v England Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday. What a day! It felt great to be back in a stadium watching football after 17 months. Although the result didn’t go the way I would have liked, it was a great experience and probably once in a…

Blog: Mindset

Hello I hope you are all well I am writing this from a sun lounger by the pool, having a very relaxing pool day. Exactly what I needed after recent events in my life. I have been thinking about… thinking recently! I refer to the way we think, and sometimes the words, labels and mindsets…

Pandemic work stress

The pandemic has impacted us all in one way or another. For some people the impact has been huge, for others its been more of a tweak to their life style. We are all unique, therefore how it has affected us is also unique. For me I’ve been working at home since late February 2020,…

How to Create a Soundtrack for Your Life

It is no big secret that I’m not doing so great at the moment. But one way I have been coping through the last few weeks is music and singing. Sound, finding comfort in it, is really good for my mental health. I recently read an interesting article on creating a sound track to fit…

Midweek Blog and Round Up: 10 March

Happy Wednesday to you all. Things have been quiet around here for the last few days, as I have been busy with the Mental Health First Aid course, as well as being unwell over the weekend, so I’ve had to very much focus my attentions on just getting through the last few days. Life is…

Spring is in the air

After what has seemed like the longest winter in history, change is finally on the horizon. New life is sprouting from the ground, tiny creatures are coming out of hiding and woolly hats are finally being consigned to the bottom drawer. Yes that’s right, spring is on its way. Read more here: 5 Little Signs Spring Is…

Better Days Blog: Give Sunday night blues the boot

Hello Everyone I hope you have had a great weekend. I am ending the weekend with my Sunday film might in bed. This weeks film is Malevolent. This is a regular Sunday night occurrence for me. It helps me to relax at the end of the weekend. For many of my us, anxiety and dread…

MIDWEEK: Blog and links roundup

Happy Wednesday. I am glad of a change in the weather at the moment.  Winter can tough in many ways, less day light, cold weather and winter illnesses.  Mix in a lockdown, a pandemic and other restrictions, on paper this looks like a very grim time to be alive. I could go in to details…

Better Days Blog: KitKat

Meet KitKat. She is nine years old and has been my cat since September 2015.  She is a special needs cat and requires a lot of careful attention.  She also has anxiety, which can exacerbate the situation too.  That is something we have in common. Caring for KitKat can be very challenging at times, but…