Going Out? Make Sure to Monitor Your Anxiety Levels.

With the re-opening of shops and parts of the hospitality industry, we are entering a new phase of the Coronavirus pandemic, which will have further implications for our mental health. I’m not going to sit here and tell you not to do things, not to go to the pub, or go shopping, because it wouldContinue reading “Going Out? Make Sure to Monitor Your Anxiety Levels.”

Mental Health Awareness Week: Kindness & Self-Compassion.

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the theme is kindness.  While a lot of the focus will probably be aimed at being kind to other people, I would like to focus on Self-kindness and the positive effects it can have on our physical and mental wellbeing. In my last blog, Why Now MayContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness Week: Kindness & Self-Compassion.”

Strange Days….. Dealing With Self Isolation, Fear & Panic.

“Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and going over to the enemy of our imagination.” – Christian Nestell Bovee The current situation with Coronavirus has probably given a lot of people an insight into panic, and how our brain and body reacts to situations of immense stress and fear. The well used phrase ‘panicContinue reading “Strange Days….. Dealing With Self Isolation, Fear & Panic.”

Is This Why People Give Up?

A couple of weeks ago I contacted the Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service (They offer talking therapies and are part of the East London NHS Foundation Trust) to try and get some additional help for my anxiety and depression. I was originally given their leaflet by my GP because I asked him about finding additional help; youContinue reading “Is This Why People Give Up?”

Walking into the Present……

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past.  If you are anxious, you are living in the future.  If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu I find that I constantly bounce between depressed and anxious; one emotion seems to feed the other until they create aContinue reading “Walking into the Present……”