What’s The Worse That Could Happen?

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How often have your heard the phrase ‘What’s the worse that could happen’,  ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’ ‘Accepting what you can’t control’, or ‘Don’t worry what other people think’. You may have friends or family members say these things to you if you happen to suffer with social anxiety or shyness. I […]

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The Art of Becoming Positively Selfish

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As Anne Hathaway has said here “There’s something very addictive about people pleasing. It’s a thought pattern and a habit that feels really, really good until it becomes desperate” People pleasing is one of the issues that I see in my therapy practice on a regular basis, the feelings of guilt of saying no, wanting […]

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Teens and the Benefits of Massage

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‘I think the reason why being a teenager is so hard is because we are trying to stay kids but trying to be adults all at the same time’ It used to be just us adults that would complain and suffer from the result of stress, but nowadays we are seeing a rise in our […]

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The Challenge of Change

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‘God grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; & wisdom to know the difference’ Pinterest. The world’s virtual pinboard, where you can save for later all the intellectual stuff you think you need to read, all the craft ideas you absolutely, definitely will try, […]

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New Year’s (Resolution) Eve


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‘Your are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream’- C.S.Lewis ‘New Year’s (Resolution) Eve’ As New Year’s Eve 2014 approaches for us all, it is a time of looking forward, where we witness the annual tradition of making vows and promises to change something in our lives where we […]

December 30, 2014

The Benefits of Exercise Are Not Just Physical


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The definition of exercise is as follows: ‘Exercise is physical activity that is planned, structured, and repetitive for the purpose of conditioning any part of the body. Exercise is used to improve health, maintain fitness and is important as a means of physical rehabilitation’. Sounds great doesn’t it, how powerful exercise can be but that […]

November 6, 2014

The Butterfly Effect


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‘The scientific theory that a single occurrence no matter how small, can change the course of the universe forever. The flap of a butterfly’s wings changed the air around it so much that a tornado broke out two continents away’ Today I was in my element; I spent the afternoon amongst other things in a […]

October 28, 2014

The Overthinkers Club


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‘Over-thinking, the art of creating problems that weren’t even there’ Is this you? Can you recognise yourself doing the following? What simple things can you do to change your mindset? Over-thinking can be where you get caught up in thinking about a single event over and over again. Ruminating about the what, why, who, analysing […]

October 2, 2014

Boys, Boys, Boys


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Did you find that when you were pregnant, people would ask you what you would like to have ‘boy’ or ‘girl’. The majority people go ‘I don’t mind as long as it is healthy’. Secretly though, did you have a longing for a particular gender, did you already have boys and really wanted a girl […]

September 23, 2014

‘Don’t Slam The Door’


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I am a mum; a very proud mum of a beautiful 12 year old daughter. I am lucky in that she still thinks that I wear cool clothes, looks pretty and only gets slightly embarrassed when I dance and sing around the kitchen when her friends are here. We both love our mother/daughter time, when […]

September 21, 2014

The Social Network


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Holiday’s as a child included sending the obligatory postcard to everyone in your mum’s address book saying the same on each ‘Having a great time’, weather good/bad and talking about whatever day trip you had been on. Looking at the rows of picture postcards whilst on this years holiday did make me think, what has […]

September 14, 2014

‘Balancing the Scales of Life’


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In the news this week American actress Claire Danes confessed that becoming a mother is her most challenging role yet and adjusting to motherhood has become her biggest test. Having a baby can be the most joyous moment but as we know having a baby won’t just have a small impact on our life; it […]

September 7, 2014

And Relax…….Or Not


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It is that time of year again; end of term for schools and the long summer holidays ahead, hopefully full of fun, sunshine, laughter and more. I am sure you have all been involved in so much over the  last few weeks – sports days, tournaments, music concerts, choir performances and the list goes on. […]

July 22, 2014