Tag: Memories

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...

The 9 questions

Introduction I thought I’d come up with some questions. An opportunity to reflect a little, maybe gain a little insight, maybe give a little insight too. These aren’t meant to be the perfect 9, however right now their nine questions I can answer honestly that cause me a little...

Freedom of mind

Freedom of mind is an idea.  Being trapped inside a demented idea or feeling (as John Odonohue called it) describes addiction perfectly to me.  An all consuming desire and abusive relationship with a substance, behaviour or relationship that is unhealthy or destructive.  Locked in a cell of your own...

Time to change…

Well it’s that time again when we decide it’s time for the new you. A time to change. A new year and a new start. Everything begins with a start. It’s the origin of action, as I have talked about in A Gentle Awakening “So now we start, the...

Look back, don’t stare…

Look back, don’t stare. I was once told. It resonated with me as someone who spent so much time looking back with shame and regret. Fearful of looking forward and making mistakes, looking back over the myriad of ones I’d previously made. Completely oblivious to the here and now....

A Gentle Awakening – 2 Open

When we open our hearts and our souls to our very selves, we can try to learn who we are as people and as human beings. Being ourselves in all our shapes, sizes, ages, genders and orientations.  Acknowledging and celebrating our differences.  To know that it’s okay to be...

A Gentle Awakening – introduction to the rest of the book.x

The intention of life is to experience every moment.  Live everything.  Our hopes and dreams are our futures not yet recognised. What this little blog book is, and more importantly, is not… This is aimed at being an introduction to counselling, helping and therapy.  It is not a ‘how...

A relationship with nature

I have had , on occasion, the opportunity to sit by a pond with a fishing rod and catch a decent sized carp. I have also had, on occasions, more than I wish to count, had the opportunity to sit by a pond with a fishing rod, and not...

A frayed of loss

Loss can be a very painful and personal thing. We’re affected to our core sometimes by the reality that there has been a shift, a change in the space time continuum. Something that was here, isn’t here anymore. Sometimes this loss is immediately evident and everything we see hear...