Morning Rise

I found this poem in the back of my notebook. I cannot remember writing it. I did but I don’t know when. I know it is about foggy. It is a positive poem. If your foggy is troubling you, take heart you can rise. Morning Rise When the noise gets too much I rise, WhenContinue reading “Morning Rise”

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Thank you Foggy….I think

I have not felt great this week, it has been one of those weeks, where I have just felt out of sorts. Nothing I could really put my finger on, just a bit down on my self. I didn’t notice my mood until Thursday when I reached the bottom of my mood. This is oftenContinue reading “Thank you Foggy….I think”

Outline of Chapter 1 of Connected Living (Your Well Being)

As a lot of you will know,  I have been talking about writing a book about connected living. Yes another book about success. Although I shy away from defining what success is and leave that up to the reader, other than suggesting if you want to have a life that is positive and fulfilling you areContinue reading “Outline of Chapter 1 of Connected Living (Your Well Being)”

Wrestling with Foggy

I haven’t been for a run for 2 weeks. I had used a variety of excuses including rain, tiredness, and not enough time. I tell you this has definitely had a detrimental effect on my well-being. If you had asked me last week how I was doing, I would have said, I am fine, inContinue reading “Wrestling with Foggy”

Being vulnerable and connected with yourself is hard, but worth it!

On Sunday I wrote about my mental health after a while. I thought it was time to share again. Time to face a few demons that have been lingering and to acknowledge to positive effect reading Brene Brown’s work has had on me and my mental health. I should have known though, I should haveContinue reading “Being vulnerable and connected with yourself is hard, but worth it!”

Me and Foggy

My old friends will remember Foggy. For the uninitiated Foggy is my negative self speak, my dark cloud, my black dog.  He is my depression to put it simply, the dark part of my brain that likes to suck away my hope, my joy, and my enthusiasm. Maybe I am being a little bit unkindContinue reading “Me and Foggy”

It’s OK to Lead with Compassion

When I started as a Student Nurse 29 years ago, my warmth, compassion and empathy were applauded, even considered a strength. I was not the most technically capable student, my written work was not the best, and I often just did enough. My interpersonal skills however were my strength. I naturally put myself alongside myContinue reading “It’s OK to Lead with Compassion”

A Week Off My Birthday and Foggy

I always book the week of my birthday off. I rarely do anything, but I just like having the time off with nothing in particular planned, a week of chilling out. Well there was certainly a lot of chilling with ‘The Beast From The East’ arriving in the Monday. I had the first few daysContinue reading “A Week Off My Birthday and Foggy”

Delving into my childhood whilst writing my story

As you will remember I have been writing my story, to help me make sense of myself as I get older and leave a legacy for my children. Regular readers will also remember that over recent weeks I have been struggling with January blues. In fact according to the media this week is the weekContinue reading “Delving into my childhood whilst writing my story”

Restorative powers of exercise

Since completing the 50km challenge in Movember I have done very little exercise. I have noticed that this has had a detrimental effect on my mental health. My resilience had been much reduced. Foggy has become a regular companion on my commute to work and he has hung about filling my heads with negative thoughts.Continue reading “Restorative powers of exercise”