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Category: Stress

Self-Care

Often I hear self-care described in terms of what we can do. We can balance work with rest and play. We can care for ourselves through nutrition, exercise, socialising and getting support when things are difficult. Acting to manage life

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How the Modern World Makes Us Mentally Ill

This is a video from the School of Life that points to some of the challenges modern life hands us. Whether you agree with what it says or not, it’s worth looking at to get you thinking about your lifestyle

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Stress, fatigue and burnout

Modern life can often be stressful. If it is stressful over a long period it can lead to fatigue, burnout, health and relationship problems. Without proper self-care, rest, relaxation and time, even the most resilient of us will reach a

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Thinking about killing myself

Suicidal thoughts don’t have to be acted on – they are common and you can get past them. In this article I provide a different perspective on these thoughts and urges. If you are thinking about killing yourself today the call the Samaritans on 116 123.

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Letting Life Flow Through You

Video about the need to remain open to emotions and let them flow through you

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Ash Wednesday

Meaning and Purpose

Part of ‘Ash Wednesday’ by T.S. Eliot, that I find useful during meditation: “I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be

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Blue Monday

The media tells us that ‘Blue Monday’, the third Monday of January, is the most depressing day of the year. The fact that this was originally proposed and popularised by a travel company back in 2005 causes me to take

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Benefits of Meditation

An excellent article published by the Psychosynthesis Trust summarises the benefits of meditation.  Read about those benefits here. The benefits are both mental and physical.  Practice is deceptively easy but takes a lifetime to master.  When you’re starting out it’s

Meditation and Mental Health

Evidence from research suggests that mindfulness style meditation helps you relate to your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental and non-reactive fashion. This can bring you to a place where you are more able to observe how you are in

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Look after your inner child

You can think about the human personality as a number of layers, each folded around early ones, rather like an onion. At the centre are the youngest parts of you, on the outside you older parts. While the skin we

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