Tag: simplicity

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...

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...

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,...

Given the right conditions

There’s always an element of patience when angling. Quite a lot of not very much happening. As someone with ADHD, not very much happening is a difficult thing, at times I think I need to move about, be active. I’m learning to try and be still, to wait, and...

A Gentle Awakening – 1 START

http:// A PROCESS OF CHANGE Quite a simple process when looked at in the above diagram.  However, to look at and to really ‘see’ this process which has to be personally experienced, is a completely different matter. So let us look deeper at these five points.  Take them slowly...

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...