Asking for help, Expectations vs Reality, Family Problems, Guilt, It's ok to not be ok, Life challenges, Relationship Issues

Family ISN’T Everything – Controversial I know but hear me out.

How many people do you know spent this Christmas doing exactly what they wanted and with the people they wanted to spend it with? Christmas sometimes highlights an issue that I’m fascinated about. It’s a controversial subject as it challenges a core human value that ‘Family is everything’. We’ve all seen the quotes like this… Continue reading Family ISN’T Everything – Controversial I know but hear me out.

Asking for help, Coaching, Expectations vs Reality, It's ok to not be ok, Life challenges, Unhelpful Feelings, Unhelpful Thoughts

Freedom from Unhelpful Expectations: ‘You SHOULD be happy because you …..’

..... <fill in the blank> I'm genuinely fascinated by how people think and in particular I always want to know more about 'what prevents someone from talking or getting help when they don't feel ok?'. (This feels like that start of a Carrie Bradshaw article!). On World Mental Health Day I posted this lovely little… Continue reading Freedom from Unhelpful Expectations: ‘You SHOULD be happy because you …..’

Asking for help, Grief and Loss, It's ok to not be ok, Unhelpful Thoughts

Overcoming Grief And Loss- ‘A constant knife through the heart’ – Leah’s Story

Not long after Leah lost her wonderful Dad, I moved to Spain- despite being  friends for many years we saw each other infrequently but have an enduring friendship that doesn't need constant contact. Leah was one of the first people to visit me in Spain and we spent the time catching up and having fun.… Continue reading Overcoming Grief And Loss- ‘A constant knife through the heart’ – Leah’s Story