Men and Mental Health

Men and Mental Health

The majority of men in my professional and personal experience have a difficult relationship with mental health; or perhaps more accurately they have a complex and difficult relationship with themselves. This is often born out of feelings about how they should present...
My Experience Working With People Seeking Asylum

My Experience Working With People Seeking Asylum

I work as a Counsellor – providing talking therapies to a broad range of clients.  Much of the work I do is well chronicled in general terms by others across the internet – examples of depression, anxiety and trauma brought about by a range of issues in a wide range...
How to Deal With Toxic Relationships

How to Deal With Toxic Relationships

Wondering how to deal with a toxic relationship? All romantic relationships can be challenging and encounter good days and bad days from time to time.  All couples have their differences and see and feel things uniquely which frequently gives rise for the need to...
Book Review – This is Dyslexia by Kate Griggs

Book Review – This is Dyslexia by Kate Griggs

I have just read the fabulous book by Kate Griggs, and as someone who isn’t – as far as I’m aware – dyslexic; I have been interested, for some time to learn more and understand the condition. The book is fascinating and an easy read, it is very matter of fact,...
A Male Perspective on Menopause

A Male Perspective on Menopause

I’m a man, a man in my 50’s, and if I were a woman, I would probably spend much of my time thinking or perhaps more likely worrying about the menopause. A few months ago, I watched a TV documentary on Channel 4, presented by Davina McCall called Sex, Myths, and the...
Sleep

Sleep

Sleep why is it important? Sleep is especially important to our health and wellbeing; it cannot be emphasised enough how much our bodies need sleep.  Sleep quality is important to our health and those with poor sleep patterns are liable to experience daytime...
Ethan Kross – Chatter – Book Review

Ethan Kross – Chatter – Book Review

Ethan Kross has written an interesting book that confronts that rarely discussed subject – the voice we all have in our heads… the one where we talk to ourselves.  You know the one, the voice that very occasionally says ‘well done’, but more likely admonishes or...
Long Covid – What is it?

Long Covid – What is it?

What is Long Covid? The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recently defined Long Covid as the continuing symptoms of Covid-19 for twelve weeks or more – where the symptoms cannot be satisfactorily explained by an alternative diagnosis.   The...
Is Walking a Form of Meditation?

Is Walking a Form of Meditation?

Many of us have found the time particularly during the pandemic to walk.  It’s been a good way of getting away from things and an excellent way to get some fresh air and much needed exercise. But is walking a form of meditation? I have been an enthusiastic walker for...
Water

Water

Sixty percent of each and every one of us is water. And almost 90 per cent of our blood is made up of water – so much of what we are is H2O. There are no simple rules about how much water we should drink – and yes you can drink too much, and it can cause health...
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