..... <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 …..’
I used the word 'choice' so many times in each of my sessions that I wish I was on some kind of usage commission! A lot of modern day unhelpful feelings manifest from a sense that we have no choice, we feel trapped, out of control, helpless... which leads to anxiety, sadness, fear etc. One… Continue reading Do you ever feel like you’ve got no choice or that things are out of your control?- Read this…..
A familiar story with a twist most people won't see coming: "When I became pregnant for the first time it wasn't a joyous occasion, it wasn't planned and there was no excitement on my part - just worry and nervousness. I didn't bloom during pregnancy, quite the opposite, I nearly had a full house of 'Pregnancy Symptoms Bingo'- I only needed… Continue reading I lied to everyone- I wish I hadn’t!
I read a fascinating article once about how this generation are in danger of loosing (or have already lost!) the art of patience. More and more things are available 'on demand'. Everything is moving towards faster, quicker, now now now! The scientist in me thinks, well this is just evolution and its great that we… Continue reading Your kid won’t die of boredom- in fact the opposite is true…’The Gift Of Boredom!’
Ahh the age old battle of Head Vs. Heart! Most nights before bed I have one to one chats with my kids in the comfort of their own rooms. The topics vary wildly, especially with my 6 year old who has the most vivid ‘imaginarium’ but last week she talked to me about how some… Continue reading A lesson I wish someone had taught me years ago!
Becoming a parent was (and still is) hands down, the hardest thing I've ever done. From the expectation to fall immediately in love with my first born to the endless streams of often conflicting advice, I found the whole experience overwhelming and terrifying. I went from being a confident business woman to a scarred, incompetant… Continue reading “Ante-natal classes aren’t stigmatised, so why should parenting classes?”