Tag: wellbeing

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...

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...

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...

Back in the chair, and more…

After the long Christmas break. I recently got back in the chair in the therapy room. I found it interesting that after spending the last month furiously preparing for this most wonderful time of the year. Finding myself by in the peace and relative calm of the counselling room...

Overthinkers Anonymous- The 12 Steps.

http:// Step one – we admitted we were powerless over our over thinking and it made our lives overly complicated Step two – we came to believe that a higher power could reduce our over thinking and simplifying our thought processes could restore us to sanity. Step three –...

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- 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,...