A friend in need ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’, but what does that even mean? I have always found it a little contradictory. Surely it should be the other way around. Something like, ‘A friend who is there when you are in need, is a friend indeed’. Not quite the same ring, […]
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.
Nine (more) ways to up your mental energy at work
After my blog on nine ways to up your mental energy at work went viral (not really!), I decided to pull another nine out of my sleeve. Do what you love, love what you do First things first. If you’re doing a job you love, then you might not need to read about increasing mental […]
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?
Sunshine Blogger Award
I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Here are 11 questions answered, 11 questions asked, and 11 bloggers nominated.
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.