Weekly Words 20th June

So this week I have moderated two fabulous (zoom) discussion panels within the world of TV. And despite being media orientated, both have covered the areas of mental health, wellness and COVID. What emerged for me personally was that these past 15 months have thrown up so many beautiful connections that simply never [...]

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Weekly Words 29th May

“The whole is always greater than the sum of its parts” This is one of my favourite phrases. Originating from Aristotle, some say commonly wrongly interpreted, and far more complex than one may think if returning to original texts. However, as I use it today, it is in reference to that feeling I [...]

Weekly Words 24th April

I’ve been thinking this week about the easing of lockdown, and how things are opening up here in the UK. Many, I am aware, are a bit anxious about this prospect. I personally have been noticing my anxiety levels rise this week for a multitude of reasons. So today’s newsletter includes a few [...]

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Weekly Words 5th December

One of the blessings of the pandemic has been the incredible range of speakers that my friend Mark at Action for Happiness has had the time and opportunity to interview. I attend these on an almost weekly basis, and this week’s brought the wonderful Tal Ben-Shahar onto my screen. Whilst I miss attending [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:22:53+00:00December 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 7th November

This morning I found myself dancing around my house, semi-clad, Archie Archibald quick-stepping along. Yet this was a far cry from where I was just a week ago. It has been seven days of so much change my end. My hair being just the start… As I sat in the hairdressers, bleach bleaching, [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:22:12+00:00November 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Baths and Bubbles

I pour in the milk, the creamy consistency swirls in the water – instinctively I relax. I slowly take a long match from a glass blue bottle (a gift that I bought for myself for this very process) and I light the variety of candles that each remind me of a [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:20:19+00:00September 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Offline Paradise

It was late, dark and I was standing on the street saying goodbye to my friend, Gez, feeling as if another ‘problem’ came my way I may well super-implode. With only days until my holiday I had that feeling so many of us have, that I simply couldn’t fit everything in [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:21:02+00:00August 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A Laughing Matter

‘Laughter is contagious’ is the theory behind my new laughing dog song for our children’s mental health project. So as I drove to my composer’s studio, I pondered on how little I’d been laughing recently, and wondered if I was really the right person to be doing this final mix with [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:21:41+00:00July 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Kindness Cures

It’s been 7 days of more hospital appointments, growing weakness and at times, I can’t deny, feeling a tad sorry for myself.  For any of you out there who have been chronically unwell – mentally, physically or both, you will know it can be isolating, frightening and make you question, question [...]

By |2021-02-10T11:33:28+00:00May 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Instant Happy Boost

I walked out of the hospital and I really had had enough. I should have been happy - the news was not bad - I ‘probably’ didn’t have cancer. ‘Unlikely’. Some tests. But, for me, the news was also far from good…  ‘You have a complex condition’. ‘Not sure we can [...]

By |2021-02-10T11:33:35+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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