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Other People’s Onions

Other people’s opinions become our onionsAs we grow we learn what we’re supposed to do, should do, shouldn’t do, can’t do, can do, must do and mustn’t do, in order to satisfy other people!!! We begin to live according to other people’s opinions (oPInions). Or, 

Right is Might

Right is Might The Left Brain Hemisphere is where we logically analyse, compare and draw on previous experience to help us problem solve. Our education system is predominantly focused on Left brain learning with Maths, English and Science seen as the defining criteria for assessing 

Blame can drive you insane

Blame drives you Insane We all experience times when we feel hard done to, wronged or even down right mistreated. You think about the people or circumstances that you believe caused your pain, and suddenly, thought after thought, images begin floating through your mind…………. Questions! Oh 

Obsession or Opportunity?

ready to change? If there is one thing in life I simply do not understand it is the obsession with posting Selfies! A few months ago (before COVID – remember those days!?) I was travelling on the train to London and witnessed two young people, probably 

It’s all about Perspective

It’s all about Perspective Life from a Victim perspective:All around you see mud. You feel stuck, shoulders hunched, head down, it’s hard to move. You see nothing but a dirty, sludgy mess. Continuing to focus on the mud, you start to feel disheartened, discouraged and 

Death by Duvet

ALL YOU WANT TO DO IS SLEEP! Many men spend their time doing everything possible to avoid accepting what is really going on for them physically, mentally and emotionally. We’ve been conditioned to believe admitting we’re lost and struggling is a sign of failure. ‘Keep 

Live, Love and Breathe again

Live, Love and Breathe again

Full of love Imagine if you will that when you are born you are handed a beautiful magic bag full of love. The only instruction you’re given is that you have to carry the bag with you always for the rest of your life. However, 

Healing Hearts from the Start

Healing Hearts from the Start

You might be wondering if being a Grief Recovery Method Specialist is a somewhat morbid, depressing or miserable type of work. The truth is it is the exact opposite. For clients dealing with painful emotions there may or may not be tears and either is 

Beyond Words

Beyond Words

Emotional pain is a feeling deep within us that we often try to bury. Why? Have memories of being told ‘He/She just needs a few minutes alone’ embedded the belief that expressing negative emotion in public was not done in polite society? As discussed in 

How can grief be fun?

How can grief be fun?

Last weekend I attended the third Grief Recovery UK Conference in Newport Pagnell. What?? Why?? That sounds really depressing!! Why would anyone want to spend a whole weekend focusing on grief??!!! 🙂 For more years than I care to remember grief, death, loss and bereavement