Okay, to be truthful and perhaps more accurate, it MIGHT be alright through this one caveat. When I find unconditional acceptance for all! But what does that mean for us? Continue reading “Why It’ll Never Be Alright When” »
Everywhere you turn there is bad news. Recent weeks have been no exception.
A 29-year-old man goes on a killing spree in an Orlando nightclub because he can’t come to terms with his sexuality; a two-year-old is attacked and killed by an alligator while on the holiday of a lifetime at Disney World; and closer to home (here in the UK), an MP is stabbed and shot in the street by someone consumed by hatred.
The world can be a frightening place, and if you’re easily overwhelmed by worry and a sense of dread, you aren’t alone. Continue reading “How to Stay Positive in a Negative World” »
I tend to use metaphors quite a lot with clients, and here is another, linked to a question I ask within the initial registration and assessment of clients I meet for counselling services. Do you experience mind-chatter? Continue reading “Is Your Mind Knocking And The Door Is Locked?” »
I haven’t time for ****s sake, there’s only so many hours in the day, just give me a break will you?
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, tired all the time and ‘snappy’?
Why are we all under such duress?
Who is accountable? Continue reading “How Creating Space is Our Choice” »
Anyone who suffers with the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) knows how debilitating this condition can be. Read on to learn more about the symptoms, and what has removed IBS from MY life.
Studying, wherever or whatever the educational environment, is nothing new yet the pressures today have arguably never been so intense. Continue reading “Reduce Stress: Mindful Podcast for Students” »
Just how much can we reduce the judgements and find acceptance of emotional and physical pain?
Claire Heard is our guest author for day 3 of this week long series. This is a wonderful story from Claire which I hope illustrates how, when we find keys that work for us as unique individuals, we can become less like victims – to that which doesn’t serve us. It is natural for us to fight any pain, but mindfulness can provide for levels of acceptance to reduce the impact of that pain. Continue reading “Living with Anxiety – Day 3” »
We can practise Mindfulness to free us from the repetitive thinking that no longer serves us. Continue reading “Free Yourself from Repetitive Thinking” »
Welcome to this final day of a remarkable week. Journalist, Julia Buckley, closes this series by sharing a fairly harrowing account of what is often an “invisible illness”. Julia poses the question, “If it cannot be seen, does that make it any less painful?” Continue reading “Living with Chronic Pain – Day 5” »