Tag: mental health

Freedom

There has been much talk recently about freedom.  We’ve seen unrest, anger, and anguish about our freedom being taken away. Our freedom to move around at will, our freedom to travel, our freedom to be without masks …  One can argue that people have… Continue Reading “Freedom”

Leap of Faith

Engel tandem-skydiving over Rottnest Island on a clear sunny day

You often hear people talking about taking a leap of faith. Whilst traditionally it has referred largely to a religious leap, it can mean different things to different people – we are after all intrinsically, exquisitely unique … it is one of the things… Continue Reading “Leap of Faith”

Borders

I have always longed for a world without borders. A world where people may travel freely, wherever they wish to go. Where your ability to travel is not determined by your nationality or where you happened to be born. Yes, I know it’s idealistic… Continue Reading “Borders”

Who Makes You Happy?

Who makes you happy? Who is that someone that even just thinking about them can make you smile, give you a bit of a warm feeling inside? Someone who gives you strength perhaps, builds your confidence …someone who enhances your wellbeing, brings a positive… Continue Reading “Who Makes You Happy?”

Bringing Help When You Can’t

So here we are, May 2021 and I am supposed to be in India. I am supposed to be in India delivering mental health training. I am supposed to be in India physically connecting with the people there who I love. I am supposed… Continue Reading “Bringing Help When You Can’t”

Making a difference

Do you ever wonder if you make a difference? I do. Some days I wonder if I am doing anything useful at all, adding value, doing any good … Some days I just think … What’s the point? I can spend the day meaning… Continue Reading “Making a difference”

Bullying? Never Okay.

I recently delivered some training on workplace bullying, harassment and mental health. It is a sad fact that, while organisations big and small proudly claim that it is not tolerated, bullying is alive and well in all walks and stages of life. It got… Continue Reading “Bullying? Never Okay.”

Mobile Phones: Shackled or Connected?

Shackled to my phone? Maybe … just a bit. We hear about this a lot these days. Everyone is tied to their phones … addicted. “It’s social media! Fake news! Bullying! Time wasting! Removed from reality! A scourge on our society …” Well they… Continue Reading “Mobile Phones: Shackled or Connected?”

Connecting physically from far away

If this last year or so has taught me anything, it is how reliant I am on the ability to physically connect with all those I love, whenever I choose. How incredibly lucky I have been over my life to be able to move… Continue Reading “Connecting physically from far away”

Most of us have lost people we love…

Sometimes I can smell my dad. Not B.O. or aftershave. He gave up smoking many years ago and he didn’t drink near the end either, so it isn’t that sort of scent. Sometimes I can just smell my dad. Dad died five years ago… Continue Reading “Most of us have lost people we love…”