Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Tag: mindfulness

What is mindfulness?

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness isn’t just about being in the present moment, it’s also about observing your thoughts from a distance. Being aware of the thoughts that are arriving in your mind from a distance, as in : Oh, I see I am catastrophising right now by thinking […]

Clever ways to protect your mental health

Clever ways to protect your mental health

There are clever ways to protect your mental health when you know how. I think about ways to protect my mental health every day. I do it professionally and personally and these strategies have absolutely worked for me over the years. Don’t believe everything you […]

Personal meditation assistant – Muse

Personal meditation assistant – Muse

I’ve recently come across this brilliant invention that helps you to calm your mind and clear the ‘noise’ in your head. It’s fairly pricey (see below) but can you put a price tag on your mental health? Learning to be mindful takes great skill and […]

Relieving stress through mindfulness and massage

Relieving stress through mindfulness and massage

We live in a world where there are constant demands placed upon us. Now, more than ever,mindfulness and massage should be incorporated regularly into our routines. It is up to us to have healthy boundaries in place that prevent us from becoming burnt out. When […]

Imagine there’s no suffering

Imagine there’s no suffering

I think about the John Lennon song – Imagine. I imagine how the world could be: No possessions No religion (I believe religion creates barriers – and “us and them” mentality. Kindness and compassion No cruelty to living things It’s what we all want. To […]

5 Ways To Manage Your Anxiety Effectively

5 Ways To Manage Your Anxiety Effectively

Anxiety and its related disorders are one of the most common mental health issues in the UK. Anxiety attacks can happen at any time, especially during stressful situations such as a crowded space. Thankfully, there are a number of ways you can effectively manage anxiety […]

Why is happiness elusive?

Why is happiness elusive?

Apparently, we have never had it so good. We have a higher standard of living than ever before. More people have access to education and medical treatment that previously. We also have better food, better housing conditions, imporved sanitation, career opportunities etc, yet people today […]

Staying sane in an insane world

Staying sane in an insane world

I don’t know about you, but my sanity gets challenged on a daily basis.  I have often looked for the answer on how to stay sane in an insane world. Rude people, queues, money worries, relationship challenges – being a counsellor doesn’t mean that I’m […]