OUT NOW another bitesize episode with fellow psychologist Lou Jones. This week we’re talking about burnout, something that is becoming way to prevalent during the pandemic. What is it? How do you know if you are experiencing it? What should you do about it? Burnout has three key dimensions: exhaustion, cynicism and a decline in … More Talking about burnout
At the moment I think it’s fair to say that many of us if not all of us are suffering from anxiety – whether that’s over the unknown, worrying about our loved ones, job, finances, the future…..Added to which a lot of us are stuck at home not able to carry out normal everyday life. … More COVID – 5 Mental Health 5 A Day
The importance of sleep has been getting increasing coverage. But how many of us still prioritise our social and career activities – over sleep? … More I can’t get no sleep…
All someone may want for Christmas is you, can you spare a little of your time for someone who’s alone? This week the BBC shared the story of a man called Terrence who had spent 20 Christmas’s alone. He stood in his doorway crying tears of joy as carol singers came and sung his favourite … More All I want for Christmas is You….
In the summer of 2017 I was writing my book to a very tight deadline amidst being a parent, keeping my business running and life in general (which tends to be busier today for all of us than ever before). As an outlet to help me think and stop me going completely bonkers I decided … More I just don’t have time to…..
Having just spoken to a journalist about mental health 5 a day and also raising it on a podcast last week I wanted to re-share this post – it’s a great reminder for us all. It’s not my idea – it was the NHS who came up with it but it’s such a simple and … More Happiness – Mental Health 5 A Day
I’ve got a dream that’s worth more than my sleep……or is it?
We’re hearing more and more about how getting enough sleep is critical to our physical and mental health … More I’ve got a dream that’s worth more than my sleep….
Last weekend I read an interesting interview with author Angela Nagle about the escalating social and political divide arising online. Nagle’s book is called ‘Kill All Normies’ . That’s us – people like you and me. People who have everyday tastes, opinions, political views, refer to everyday news sources and live in the real world. In … More Are You A Normie?
Sanity is a myth, none of us are sane, yet insanity feels scary, foreign and a million miles from the life that most of us lead. Insanity conjures up images of mental asylums, white coats, sedated patients, a ‘one flew over the cuckoo’s nest’ hive of panic-stricken individuals. Our 19th and 20th century foray into … More The Myth of Sanity
This is a short video I put together following the Game Changers event I went to at The House of Commons. It shares my vision. The how comes in the form of working with other people which I aim to do via the dot-to-dot charity. Please let me know if you have any thoughts, … More My Vision, My Dream…