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All work and no play

All work and no play

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, I’ve been considering the ways in which we can manage stress,  In the second of my mini-blogs I thought I was raise the concept of PLAY!  Yes you heard me right. Now I know that as adults we find this a difficult concept. ...
Take a moment – A lesson in Mindfulness

Take a moment – A lesson in Mindfulness

Mindfulness – what’s it all about? There’s been a hoo-hah about “Mindfulness” for some time now.  To some it’s the latest thing, a panacea for all ills.  There’s “mindful parenting”, “mindful birthing”,...
Life changing moments – first steps in coping

Life changing moments – first steps in coping

When the world shifts on its axis It’s one week on from the Manchester bombing and it feels like the world has shifted on its axis.   Many lives changed in that one moment and, as observers of this tragic event our lives changed too as we try and make sense of the...
Finding your tribe – it’s all about community

Finding your tribe – it’s all about community

Taking the plunge I was recently invited to a Small Business meeting in my local community.  I’ve been meaning to try networking on several occasions but it’s always felt a bit scary so I’ve put it off.  I guess a part of me has also felt like an...
Just do it….

Just do it….

Good intentions I’ve been meaning to start a counselling/well-being blog for ages but in fairness have just been putting it off! Procrastination you might say! I have found all manner of excuses. “I don’t know what to write about, I’ve nothing...