September 15, 2020

When Leonard Cohen famously said:

"Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in." 

... why are we so busy worrying about our broken bits?

In the US armed forces, all those wounded in battle are awarded a pu...

September 1, 2020

The press is full of the perils of poor quality sleep, but how does a person go about improving their sleep? Here's a scattering of options for you to select from on a pick 'n mix basis, because - as ever - we're all individual, and that goes for wha...

May 22, 2020

When should you turn to a professional for support?

When you first think there may be a problem, or if the symptoms of your mental health change, you should always turn to a medical professional. Diagnosis of mental illness is not a job for your famil...

May 21, 2020

OK, let's deal with the elephant in the room first ... #SelfLove sounds a bit yucky, but stick with me please. If you're going to practice being kind to yourself - and I really hope you will - you need to properly appreciate your good qualities. In o...

May 20, 2020

I spoke yesterday about finding your tribe. For those of you wondering what on earth I meant by this, I thought I'd start with an explanation, and Google kindly provided the following words which I thought were a good start ...

While I finding yo...

May 19, 2020

I bang on a lot about the importance of education and whilst that does include school, training for a profession, or to obtain a degree, what I'm most passionate about is getting to know yourself. And no, I don't mean spending hours gazing at your na...

May 18, 2020

Until a couple of weeks ago, I had great plans for this week. I intended to publish daily posts, here and on social media, about mental health - offering some tools to manage it, information to those who love someone who suffers with it, and educatio...

February 7, 2020

I came across this idea in January of last year, thought it was interesting and decided to give it some thought. What I immediately learned is that it's surprisingly difficult to pick just one word ... and ended up picking none. This year, I was dete...

December 1, 2019

Having an addictive personality is a reality some of us have to live with.

November 1, 2019

Our society prefers people to be part of a couple - two-by-two, just like in Noah's Ark. It is unnerved by singledom, in the female of the species more than the male, even more so when it's an active choice. Singletons find themselves on the receivin...

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