Overthinking? The gift that keeps on giving!

Photo credit: Daniel Cheung (Unsplash) “Don’t get too deep, it leads to overthinking, and overthinking leads to problems that don’t even exist in the first place” Jayson Engay, poet. I know I’ve written about it before, but I seem to be hearing...

Coronavirus: Managing your Health Anxiety

“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint” Mark Twain Who could have predicted the events of February and March, 2020? An atmosphere of disbelief and worry seems to have drifted over us and stopped us in our tracks. Uncertainty...

Simple Pleasures Boost Your Mood

“There is a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they are absolutely free” Jo Walton (Science Fiction and fantasy author) I was fortunate enough to get to my 30s before Facebook and Instagram became a big thing. I grew up without other people having so much...

A short blog about Optimism

Enter if you choose. It’s been a little while since I have written a blog, I’ve got a whole heap of excuses why but basically it comes down to procrastination! I was listening to Billy Connolly speaking on Nihal’s Radio 5 show the other day and felt this was the...

Shortest *(Mindfulness) Blog Ever!

*So short, even my kids might read it! When I see anxious clients, I try to introduce them to Mindfulness if I think it might help. People with chronic worry and a stream of “What if?” questions are better off not trying to chase the worries. However, when...