There is one resolution we can give ourselves this year and that is compassion. We can all relate to each other over Covid 19 and now Omicron. How it has kept us from our families and loved ones. We have felt isolated, unable to plan and follow social activities with the usual ease. We may Continue reading »

BURNOUT & Acute Stress Disorder

I see more clients with “Burnout” now than I have in the last few years. COVID-19 has exacerbated a 75% job burnout rate. Burnout isn’t generally acknowledged. It isn’t recognized under a medical category. A doctor would diagnose depression or chronic fatigue or acute stress disorder. During Covid-19 the main stressors have been: COVID Personal Continue reading »

Now is the time

After the year (2020) we have had, it is time to show yourself some self-compassion and not ask too much of yourself. Not to feel guilty if you haven’t achieved what you had hoped or aimed for. Not to beat yourself up or listen to your own self-criticism. Acknowledge, validate and accept you are suffering. Continue reading »

The Big Leap Of Faith

“When there is a hill to climb waiting won’t make it smaller” Anon Your life may not be working out for you at present. You are struggling with anger, anxiety, and there maybe irrational outbursts that you can’t explain. Are you struggling to trust people, to keep friends, or have a relationship. It could be Continue reading »

Anxiety, Distress & Trauma

Psychological distress can be overwhelming. Anger, unable to think clearly or being irritable are signs of anxiety and Trauma. Some people may react by completely shutting down their feelings, becoming remote and closed off from others. During this time, the brain is unable to process the information normally. There maybe a distressing memory, or feelings Continue reading »

Love after Love

  The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was yourself. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger Continue reading »

A New Year

A New Year begins and everyone looks back and reviews their lives, what’s been good and what’s been bad. They make resolutions. “This year its going to be different”. They have good intentions and then beat themselves up when they can’t keep to them. This year, let’s change in a positive way and be kinder Continue reading »