Motivated?

  Are you like me? Do you initially throw yourself into activities and projects, only to lose motivation within a couple of weeks? It has happened to me in the past few weeks. I started on a fitness regime in February and gave myself a goal to achieve, which was fine. The first few weeksContinue reading “Motivated?”

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Write a Letter of Thanks

Continuing the theme of kindness and looking after your mental health, I thought I would talk about writing a letter of thanks. This is something I read about in Martin Selligman’s book Flourish. If you have not heard of him Martin Selligman is a Professor of Psychology and one of the originators of Positive Psychology.Continue reading “Write a Letter of Thanks”

Have you been kind today?

Today in the UK is National Kindness Day. A day to celebrate all acts of kindness, to promote kindness to our fellow inhabitants on this earth. As you expected this kind of day is right up my street. However everyday, ┬áin my book should be kindness day, but I get why someone in the twittersphereContinue reading “Have you been kind today?”

Heads Together

Today the news has been covering the #headstogether campaign, showing celebrities talk about their mental illness or poor mental health. I found it immensely helpful. Yesterday I shared a story about my own experiences. I now find it liberating talking about Foggy and his unhelpful habits, but I still have that worry that I sharedContinue reading “Heads Together”

Foggy

Let me introduce you to Foggy. You may remember Collingwood my imaginary friend from my childhood. Well Foggy is sought of my imaginary friend from my adulthood, only he is not as nice and helpful as Collingwood. Generally his conversations with are often very negative, he has been known to call me useless, stupid, anContinue reading “Foggy”

Live by your values

Nearly everything I write on here is from the heart and is based on my own acceptance of who I am. That is why I have been so prolific over recent days. I feel much more aware of myself and less worried about what people think. I wouldn’t say I feel completely liberated from theContinue reading “Live by your values”

How to manage that red mist

When I was writing my story, I remembered that during my pre-school and early school years I had an imaginary friend called Collingwood (strange name I know). My dad around that time spent some time based at HMS Collingwood in Gosport, and I imagine the name must have grabbed my imagination. Collingwood was my idealContinue reading “How to manage that red mist”

Parenthood

As it is Mother’s day I thought I would write an extra blog on the subject of parenting young people. We love our children more than anything else in the world. We want the best for them, we don’t want them to feel pain. We want them to be a success in life whilst avoidingContinue reading “Parenthood”

My Story (Gosport 1970s and 80s)

A few weeks ago I wrote about, putting my story so far down in words to help me take stock of who I am at what my values are. Since then I have taken my mind map and have started adding detail. So far I have about 5 different stories. I have found the experienceContinue reading “My Story (Gosport 1970s and 80s)”

I Have Fallen of The Wagon!

In January I decided to give up drinking alcohol. My reasons for giving up were twofold I suppose, firstly was to prove to myself that I had the will power to give up, after all I gave up smoking the year before. Secondly was for health reasons, not that I think I was drinking excessivelyContinue reading “I Have Fallen of The Wagon!”