Tag: isolated

Celebrations

I was recently reminded about the importance of celebration. We can often find ourself preoccupied with what’s not going right that we can forget to remember to enjoy and celebrate the little ‘wins’ in life. As I sit here writing this, it is Easter Sunday 2019, This morning before...

Nostalgianauts

I guess the genesis of this blog has been a series of events that has caused me to reflect frequently over the last few months. I’m currently living in a time of my life, where all the heroes I grew up listening to or watching on the screen both...

5 ways to wellbeing – A question of connection

Following on from a recent podcast (Sincerely Yours, A Thirsk Counsellor Podcasts) I thought I would talk about wellbeing in this blog, and particularly about an approach that I’m aware of known as the ‘five ways to wellbeing‘ developed back in 2005 from a report ordered by the coalition...

‘‘Twas the night before Christmas…

It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid… The resounding start to one of the most memorable songs ever recorded. At the time it was an anthem to highlight the devastation in Africa, today it is a timely reminder of when we came together as a united country...

A Thirsk Counsellor Abroad- and finally

A holiday comes to an end, the days arrive and you question have I done everything? Is there something I’ve missed. As we get to our last few days here, I feel I’m ready to come back home, but a part of me has loved this break, this opportunity...

A Thirsk Counsellor Abroad- further days

Slowing down has never come easy to me. Living with ADHD, I have come to accept that my busy head is always accompanied by a large amount of restlessness and discontent with a huge serving of irritability.  That is my norm, my operating function. However, here away from the...

A Thirsk Counsellor Abroad- day 3/4

Sometimes the most inconsequential things happen to make something special.  Life is made up of a recipe of moments. Sometimes if the ingredients are right, you end up with something spectacular. Moments by the pools with my daughter and my wife. We ate beautiful food in a bustling town,...

A Gentle Awakening- 3 SEEING

When we look, I mean really look.  We can finally begin to see.  This part of the process is a crucial and sometimes painful experience.  However, to grow it is essential. For me, looking at myself, at my past.  I began to see areas where I had come to...

A Gentle Awakening- 5 BEGINNING

Now we have arrived full circle.  From the start where we began, to here, where we now begin, anew!  And this is the process of change.  We start at a point and come home to ourselves.  Ready to begin a new chapter in our life with new tools and...