What is your body trying to tell you? Do you ignore the messages or do you listen to your body talk? Could pain be your friend?
Yoga Therapy and its Benefits – Let’s Make it Personal
There are many reasons to practice yoga, but what is therapeutic yoga? Here I share what happened at a personal yoga therapy session. Would you benefit?
Therapy is (not only) for other people – Four lessons from the couch
I never thought I’d be sitting opposite a therapist, until one day, there I was. I will be eternally grateful to ‘my’ psychologist. Here are four lessons I learnt through psychotherapy.
‘Depression’ is not a dirty word
It’s taken me a long time to own the term ‘depression’ because so much guilt and shame is linked to it. To be able to heal, first, you need to own how you are feeling. I believe a series of life events led to my mental breakdown. Let’s talk about depression. It’s not a dirty word!
I’m going slightly ‘woo woo’ – My introduction to Reiki
A partner with chronic illness My partner is a member of a group which offers many forms of support to people living with chronic illness. This includes an annual shindig in a beautiful chateau near to where we live in Belgium. For the past three years, he has been the token male at the five-day […]
Our relationship with our possessions – It’s complicated!
Sometimes what frustrates us the most are those things that we most need to learn from.
Helping my ageing aunty – who has a book addiction – to downsize was difficult because she wanted to keep everything. But anger can mask a deeper feeling of sadness. Nobody can turn back the clock.
Ten easy peasy decluttering tips – How to get started and face up to the Mountain of Overwhelm
I have finally cleared enough clutter to leave a little space in my life… to start a blog. Here I share some decluttering tips with you. Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for the happiness in the future Wayne L. Misner These are just 10 decluttering tips that I try to follow […]
Clear your clutter – Clear your headspace
I am a Ladybug and morphing from clutter collector to official Decluttering Expert – although I don’t have my badge yet. Hope for uncluttered clarity But before I explain, a bit of background. Some years ago when I was in the drawn-out process of burning out completely, yet still functioning on a surface level and […]
Help! I’ve got playdate anxiety… and I’m the parent!
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.