Mental health

10 ways to beat the January blues.

By On 9th January 2018

To start, some truth: January can be hard. And if you are finding it hard, that does not make you weak. Because it can be hard. I feel this is worth repeating, let me make sure you know before you read any further: it is okay to be finding it hard. You are okay. So, Christmas is over, the decorations…

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Advent: what the children taught me.

By On 15th December 2017

The simplest truths are the hardest to hold onto. It was the school nativity this morning. My children are too old to take part and I wasn’t sure if I could spare the time.┬áBut the excitement in the yard was infectious and I found myself walking round to the front of the building, entering through the main doors and taking…

Mental health

8 ways to lessen anxiety right now.

By On 4th October 2017

Not all the causes of anxiety can be rectified quickly or easily. I have found through personal (and often painful) experience, there are certain mindsets and patterns of behaviour that take months, or even years, to unpick. That may not sound very encouraging, especially if you are battling anxiety right now, in this moment. But fear not, there are some…