Wellbeing and mental health

Detox time!

Surely January is THE detox month?  Uh-uh.  You ready for a little history lesson?  February is derived from the Latin februum, and was concerned with ritual purification.  As the last month of the old pre-Julian calendar, February was concerned with closure and cleansing.  So, back in the day, people would have been busy dealing with 'stuff'… Continue reading Detox time!

Wellbeing and mental health

Warning – low battery!

After the hype and excitement of Christmas January can leave us feeling like we're running on empty.  It's amazing how many of us seem to be powered by sunlight and notice the gloomy weather impacting our mood.  Add a virus or the stress of a credit card bill landing on the mat and it can… Continue reading Warning – low battery!

Benefits of counselling

Mamma mia; here I go again!

Don't worry, there are no spoilers here!  I'm talking about those times when you find yourself thinking the same old thoughts and doing the same old things.  Some people liken it to playing the same old record, going round and round on a carousel, or finding themselves trapped on a downward spiral. For some reason… Continue reading Mamma mia; here I go again!

Benefits of counselling

A question of perspective

We use things to enhance our view all the time.  Us humans like to look at stuff, whether it's other people, the natural world, or crazy cat videos on Youtube.  We might pop on a pair of glasses or magnify the screen to find the information we need to satisfy our curiosity. Perspective is also… Continue reading A question of perspective

Wellbeing and mental health

Time to celebrate!

How often do you take the time to rejoice and celebrate the good stuff?  If you could throw a party for something today, what would it be for?  Getting the ironing done, making it to work on time, or hearing the words, "I love you" from someone special? The sad fact is that we often… Continue reading Time to celebrate!

Wellbeing and mental health

FOMO and sleep

According to behavioural scientist, Nick Hobson, FOMO, or the fear of missing out, has always been around, it's just we now have a formal nomenclature to describe it.  FOMO has us wondering if other people are having more fun than us, doing more exciting things than us, or living a more fulfilling life than us. … Continue reading FOMO and sleep

Benefits of counselling

The power of words

A friend observed recently how powerful and enduring words are.  She's right.  It probably wouldn't take you or I too long to recall things said to us years ago that still ring in our ears, and maybe echo in our hearts.  And the chances are that those words weren't kind or encouraging.  They probably cut… Continue reading The power of words