The Retreat in Kent

The Retreat in Kent

The Retreat in Kent is a wonderful place. I was there this weekend and had a great time. I was met by a friendly guy called Billy. He showed us around and we drank champagne whilst watching the geese and ducks. We had a little 

Fine tune your focus

Fine tune your focus

There are many good reasons to fine tune your focus. Think about it, for a large part of the day we are ‘passive receptacles’ to the random onslaught of thoughts that enter our minds. Did I take the clothes out of the washing machine? Why 

Middle age misery peaks around 47

Middle age misery peaks around 47

According to a study from the US’s National Bureau of Economic Research, 47.2 is the unhappiest age you can be. Thankfully, according to this research, you become happier in your fifties and sixties. No one can say for sure why this is the case but 

Your Bill of Rights

Your Bill of Rights

    We do ourselves a disservice when we try to people-please too much and put our needs on hold most of the time. Think for yourself and make it a priority to honour and respect yourself. By doing this, you also teach others how 

How your childhood affects you forever

How your childhood affects you forever

Your childhood affects you forever – have you ever given this much thought? Not many people do. Your childhood explains a lot about you. If you find that you tend to end up in the same relationship patterns, your childhood might be to blame. Parents 

Lockdown gave me suicidal thoughts

Lockdown gave me suicidal thoughts

Nicholas Fearn describes how enforced social distancing led him to reflect on what he really wanted out of life. Lockdown has been an uphill battle for many people. It’s easy to feel depressed and anxious when you’re living in a state of social isolation, pretty much confined 

I was sectioned and lost my freedom

I was sectioned and lost my freedom

What is sectioning? Being sectioned means being detained under a ‘section’ (paragraph) of the Mental Health Act 1983 because doctors are worried you’re going to hurt yourself or other people. You’ll only be sectioned if you’re too unwell to make decisions or understand that you need help. 

How to Reuse Waste in your Home

How to Reuse Waste in your Home

Sometimes you may find junk in your home that still has a purpose and can be reused for something else. While home waste is usually beyond usage, there are ways you can easily reuse it.  However, don’t forget to have the right allies by your 

The psychology behind racial discrimination

The psychology behind racial discrimination

“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible” – Maya Angelou   It would be wonderful to believe that humans have evolved and that we understand the value of equality, justice and respect for each other. The 

The World of Work – Have We Got It All Wrong?

The World of Work – Have We Got It All Wrong?

  We spend most of our time at work, so it goes without saying that we should enjoy what we do. The sad reality is that most people don’t enjoy their work. The logical conclusion to that suggests most of us spend a large portion