I never saw myself as a tree hugger. A nature lover, yes… but hugging a tree was just too conkers bonkers! Here is how I ended up hugging my first tree.
There is a place that feels like home, although it’s not the place where I live. When I was last there I found serendipity.
Body talk – Listen to your body and make friends with pain
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.
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 […]
Food choices and a plant-based buttered slice of analysis paralysis
Food choices can be overwhelming. I aim to feed my family (and myself) a delicious, healthy, plant-based diet but I sometimes have analysis paralysis.
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 […]