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Are you really Listening?

Who am I to tell you? I have worked in the mental health field across London for the last 15 years.  I predominately worked with teenagers and learned ‘on the job’ about how to be a therapeutic listener initially.  Reading about…
Beach Yoga
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Post Natal Recovery

There are many things that I feel I never got clear guidance or support about during pregnancy.  I am now experiencing a similar story post natal.  My aim on my blog (and in person) is to document my experience and advise what I wish someone…
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Fit Pregnancy

So, Hey. It's been a while. I'm aiming to get up posts that I have written over the last year. I am going to start here, with how I remained 'fit' during my pregnancy. I will write a separate blog about my experience of pregnancy...as…
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Positivity vs Reality (be kind)

Mental health - A person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being. (Oxford Dictionary) ‘Positivity’ - 'The practice of being or tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude (Oxford Dictionary) ‘Reality’ The…
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OCD

OCD - An Anxiety Disorder. OCD is thrown around all the time ‘oh I have to have the TV on an even number’, ‘I must make sure I check my straighteners 3 times before I leave the house’. These thoughts can get in the way of you getting…
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Psychosis

Psychosis is a complicated illness and very misunderstood. Psychosis – ‘a mental health problem that causes people to perceive or interpret things different from those around them’ www.nhs.uk/conditions/psychosis. I have been wary…
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Therapies

Therapies It’s often clear to me that a lot of people have no idea between different Psychological therapies.  It shouldn't be this way. It’s like choosing your grocery shopping, if you don’t know what an item is, you’re unlikely to…
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Nurse

My day to day job….what do I do? Dish out medication?  Talk to Doctors?  Run around? Well, something I want to try and debunk with knowledge and information is some of the taboo that is connected to mental health and how to access…
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Fitness Classes

Fitness classes I have learned through my own fitness life and experiences of being out of fitness and getting back into it that I do actually know a lot of stuff in fitness. Maybe you think I am big headed?  But the reason I know a lot of…
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Find Your Daily Happy - Even In Nursing

Hashtag nurse So I hashtag nursing all the time….why? Because it is a tough job that has little reward and I kind of want people to know that I am working really hard! Both in nursing but also trying to build a business in fitness and health. I…