Tag: relationships

A Sunday Soliloquy

I’m sitting here by the river as I write this and I can hear in the distance, an aeroplane, probably from one of the military airbases nearby. To the left of me there seems to be some sort of wasp nest in the ground, I keep seeing quite a...

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 – Take notice

I recently looked at the 5 ways to wellbeing, particularly the ‘Take Notice’ aspect of it.  I’m a big fan of being out in nature.  I often find myself when i’m out walking my dog Hiro and catch sight of the sun setting in the early evening, or watching...

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- 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 Thirsk Counsellor Abroad- day 2

The diversity in this world is truly amazing. Sat in a turkish restaurant in the late afternoon and there is a busyness, as people prepare for the evening. The call to prayer rings out, part of the soundtrack to the day. It’s beautiful to hear, even amid the naivety...

Rage against the machine

Anger is one of the most overused terms, and equally has a lot of other adjectives associated with it. Blowing your top, losing it, schichzing out, exploding, losing the plot, tantrum, meltdown, negative connotations for what is a difficulty in regulating emotion. A difficulty expressing what is a normal emotion....

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...