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Focus. Positivity. Resilience. Stress-proof mega mojo. These are what we all want—and some days we’ve got them—but life can get complicated. What then? Can we de-clutter our heads and keep our brains sharp and happy?
Let’s find out. These articles explore the care and keeping of your number one asset—your own mind.
When the going gets tough, it’s easy to feel like crawling under a blanket with a family sized bar of chocolate and the Downton Abbey boxset. Counting our blessings can provide a guiding light in times of darkness, lifting our spirits and helping us to work through...read more
Ever find yourself ranting at other drivers when your children are in the car? Are you unable to control those reactions or curb your temper? That’s what one of my clients, Cecily, came to see me about recently. She knew her temper was exacerbating her high blood...read more
Being content… it seems like such a simple concept, but in this age of social media comparisonitis, and instant consumerism I think it’s getting harder and harder to simply feel content with your life. You’re happy at your job, but you’d like a promotion. You like...read more
Sex addiction. Usually, we associate this term with lewd celebrity stories splashed across trashy tabloids. But sex addiction is very real and can have a far-reaching, emotional effect on those afflicted. We sat down with experienced Gestalt psychotherapist Brian...read more
In this busy day and age, we’re constantly being bombarded with information, images, news, deadlines and demands on our time. We’re also juggling more tasks than ever before, balancing the needs of family, friends, pets, kids work, finances and even social media. No...read more
We all know about the benefits of journaling and creative writing for your mental health, but what about the benefits of crafting? Did you know that taking up a craft can have therapeutic powers? In this article, jewellery designer, Helen White, explores the mental...read more
‘Sorry seems to be the hardest word’ according to Elton John, but I don’t think so... I think that perhaps we are saying ‘sorry’ a little too much, in fact. And we’re maybe not using it for the stuff that really matters either. Somehow, sorry seems to have wormed its...read more
I’m serious. You need to prepare. Not as in plan your own death of course. I mean prepare for your death by thinking about it, talking about it, planning what will happen in the event of your death and who needs to know. It’s an uncomfortable subject, but one we...read more
This parenting malarkey, it never ends does it? Just when you think you have cracked it, along comes another challenge, another situation to negotiate, work out and make decisions on. As a mum of 2 boys aged 10 and 8, I am in the thick of my ‘must do better’ parenting...read more
Are you feeling more frazzled than you are festive this December? As our calendars start to fill, the schools break up and our Christmas to-do list seems to grow daily, it can be easy to feel a little overwhelmed and under pressure. We want you to have the best and...read more
In fact, receiving gifts could well be just as important as giving them... I don’t know about you, but as a child my mother instilled me with the maxim: ‘it’s better to give than to receive’. As goes the famous quote… ‘For it is in giving that we receive’ – Frances of...read more
Infrequency of sex is one of the commonest complaints in couples, in both heterosexual and same sex relationships. Classically, women are cited as the 'with-holders' and men as the 'pursuers', although in my clinical experience as a sex and relationship...read more