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The Magic of Therapy
Do you believe in magic? I do. I had my first encounter with therapy about 4 and-a-half years ago when I was going through a very turbulent time in my life. Up until then, I'd never experienced any form of therapy - unless retail therapy counts...
The Joy of Being Creative
Self-care can be practiced in so many different ways; from meditation, yoga, to soaking in a hot bubble bath or going for long walks in nature. Everybody’s idea of relaxation and pleasure is different but the one form of self-care which I think so often gets overlooked is the joy and pleasure we get from being creative.
Embracing Life In Lockdown
This whole quarantine situation is a funny old thing isn't it? I don't mean funny ha ha, I mean funny strange. Some people are really struggling with having to stay at home - while others are sailing through it with relative ease.
Life will always find a way
For those of you who don’t know, I am in the latter stages of training to become a counsellor. I’ve been at this for about two-and-a-half years now and still have another fourteen or so months to go until I am officially qualified.
A Letter to My Younger Self
Dear Younger Me, There is so much I could say to you with the benefit of 43 years of living behind me; so much advice I could give to you. I could tell you not to make this decision, or that decision; but then my life as it is now would not exist. And whilst it hasn’t all been rosy, none-the-less, it’s been my life and it’s what has shaped me into the person I am now, and the person I’m becoming.
Guilt: A Useful or Toxic Emotion?
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about guilt and how it can be both a positive and negative emotion. That guilty feeling we get in the pit of our stomachs is there to let us know when our actions are not aligned with what we perceive to be right.
Veganism: A Work in Progress
Two and a half years ago, I transitioned to a Vegan lifestyle after being vegetarian for 28 years and it was something I’d wanted to do for a while but never thought I could. I had absolutely no understanding of what a Vegan diet looked like. I always thought it seemed so ‘extreme.’ I had already omitted meat and fish from my diet and I wondered if I took dairy away, what would be left? How would I survive on a few vegetables?
Conscious Consumerism: A Better Future for All
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock lately, you will more than likely have seen Iceland’s advertisement regarding palm oil circulating across social media. It’s so great that this has been brought forward into public consciousness at long last. After all, this is not a new issue. It’s been a thing for years. But now thanks to Iceland, people are finally talking about the deforestation and unnecessary suffering and killing of orangutans and other animals all in the name of palm oil—which is used in so many every day products.