Whenever one of my kids asks to invite one of their friends round, I get a bit nervous. You could call it playdate anxiety. My knee-jerk reaction is to say ‘no’. But I’m working on it. Playdate disaster I think I was traumatised in early parenthood when the first playdate I arranged turned to disaster. […]
Trauma, depression, burnout, anxiety or… skiving off work? How mental illness messed with my head
There was a dark time when I had trouble finishing my sentences. Whether it was burnout, depression, anxiety… here are some diary extracts. This is how it felt for me.
OMG that Matcha tea is good!
When the pressure is on, turn up the zen button and accept that you can’t control everything. Although some things you do get to choose: to look after yourself physically to support your own mental health to buy ethically. I’m a big fan of OMG Matcha tea, and it fits the bill for all of […]
I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic (Winter) Blues Again Mama!
It’s the end of the first month of the year – already the first day of February. A time to take stock. Has anything changed? Or is it same old, same old. There’s such a buzz at the start of a year. New beginnings hold promise. Parties and celebrations, time spent with people you care […]
Ten ways to lighten up those winter blues
In these cold, dark winter months, it’s easy to get the doldrums. If you’re feeling a bit down and need a little pick-me-up, here are just a few suggestions to banish the winter blues. (Do try at home!) If your space is a mess, you’ll feel like a mess. But if you have limited (no) […]
Nine ways to up your mental energy at work (or, How to avoid kitten syndrome)
Love what you do… if you possibly can For the best mental energy at work, you have to love what you do. I strongly believe that what you ‘do’ must be aligned with who you are ‘are’. It has a huge impact on your wellbeing. It’s bound to. Maths has never been my strong point, […]
Walk Don’t Run – Unless You’re Feeling Energetic
Are we all complicit in social pressure to be better versions of ourselves? If the sport shoes fit, and you fancy a run, do it. If not, kick ‘em off, put your feet up.
Four reasons I stuck to last year’s resolution – Four reasons I’ll stick to this one!
So here we are again. New year. A time for resolutions, fresh beginnings, re-inventions, new habits and, well, let’s face it, setting ourselves up for total failure. But does it have to be that way? Last year I made a resolution to myself – although I’d rather call it a promise. No booze for one […]