Digital Detox

Somewhere along the way, smartphones and tablets changed from being our favourite new toys to something more like little pocket dictators. Now increasingly health and fitness experts, top business people and even more doctors and psychologists, are urging us to step away from the apps, unplug the email and up our offline time.   While your mind is fogged with grief, scattered by shock or … Continue reading Digital Detox

What ecotherapy can do for you

How did we survive life’s ups and downs for all those millennia before therapists came along? Ecotherapy suggests that our everyday connection to the natural world played a large part.   By going for a stroll in a park, spending time in our garden or even bringing plants into our homes, we can tap into a bit of nature’s calming, head-clearing powers without disrupting our … Continue reading What ecotherapy can do for you

What Is Your Impostor Syndrome Trying To Tell You?

Long before I’d heard the words, impostor syndrome, the most successful of my friends told me that every day he expected to be found out and fired from his job.   I held my breath, wondering what he’d done that would result in such a drastic outcome. He frowned, looking as if he was asking himself the same question. He knew he was good at … Continue reading What Is Your Impostor Syndrome Trying To Tell You?

Common conditions that share symptoms with grief

The standard advice is that grief is hard on your physical and mental health so feeling awful in the early days is normal. When we ask how long before we can expect to stop feeling awful, we’re told that it’s different for everyone.   There is a world of good intentions in this advice. It’s a reaction against years of bereaved people being expected to … Continue reading Common conditions that share symptoms with grief