Fatigue

There are different types of tired and different things that cause it. Sometimes, it’s pure physical exhaustion, maybe its mental exhaustion, or work-related fatigue. What can we do? How do we break that cycle of fatigue, regardless of why it is happening?

The pursuit of happiness – trying to be happy or being happy?

Have you made a list of resolutions for the new year? Maybe you have adopted a ‘word of the year’ to guide your actions in 2022.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the pursuit of happiness that we forget to actually see life as an expression of happiness …

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 … I have been told … but still … Now ofContinue reading “Borders”

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 me thinking about times I have been the unfortunate recipient ofContinue reading “Bullying? Never Okay.”

Have you ever felt exposed?

I recently found myself exposed. Not in the…you have your dress tucked into your knickers after the toilet…or…you opened your mouth about something you have no idea about and showed your lack of any clue…type of way. No, I found myself exposed in the sensitive, vulnerable, letting others’ words and deeds get to you kindContinue reading “Have you ever felt exposed?”

What does giving look like?

I was recently talking to a member of the team about giving and sacrifice. We were looking at this sketch which they had sent through to me. Their take: “…people sacrifice a lot for others’ happiness – women do it – burn self and give to the family.  They have babies knowing they will haveContinue reading “What does giving look like?”

Dealing with stress – one size does not fit all

Some years ago, in the early 80s, I dipped my toe into nursing and found myself on night shift in the renal ward. The ward was predominantly full of women in their 50s and 60s, all with renal failure. It seemed odd to me and, being a curious young person, I asked the Matron… “AContinue reading “Dealing with stress – one size does not fit all”

Why me writing a blog about mental health?

So, why a blog? Why me? Why mental health? In particular, why me writing a blog about mental health? You could say I am passionate about mental health, run a business to help improve mental health and quite like to write, so a blog about mental health seems logical.