“To anyone out there who’s hurting – it’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help. It’s a sign of strength.” Barack Obama Talking and asking for help is probably the easiest thing in the world to do; so why do so many of us find it so hard? The most obvious place toContinue reading “Managing Your Mental Health, Part 7 – Talk/Ask For Help.”
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Managing Your Mental Health, Part 2 – Acceptance
Acceptance. The fact of accepting a difficult or unpleasant situation. – Cambridge Dictionary Willingness to tolerate a difficult situation. – Oxford Dictionary Acceptance is one area I struggle with the most; I sometimes want to slap people when they make it sound so easy. Human nature is to fight or run away from situations that our brain feels are dangerous, remaining calm inContinue reading “Managing Your Mental Health, Part 2 – Acceptance”
The Narrow-Minded Approach to Managing Mental Health.
There was a recent MYRIAD (My Resilience in Adolescence) study that looked to see if a School-based Mindfulness (SBMT) curriculum was worth rolling out to schools across the UK; the findings were that it didn’t make any really difference and that most of the children found it boring. This study has raised a couple ofContinue reading “The Narrow-Minded Approach to Managing Mental Health.”
Do you Act at Being Tough?
I was checking Facebook this morning and came across a video of an interview with Al Pacino, I think it was from 1983, and he was asked ‘Are you tough?’ His response was that he didn’t know. ‘Getting through life you’ve gotta be tough I guess; we’re all tough.’ He said ‘How do you meanContinue reading “Do you Act at Being Tough?”
The Quest for JOY!
We all deserve joy in our lives, but finding it isn’t always easy. Here’s a 10 minute video on the importance of finding JOY and why we need to give it more of our attention.