Mental Health Week (UK)

As I’ve mentioned before, one of my concerns around the current mental health initiative is that the words are now synonymous with poor mental health. But what is a positive term? How do you feel about the idea of ‘total mental wellbeing’? I ask because the terms we choose to think in are the termsContinue reading “Mental Health Week (UK)”

10 Tips to Deactive Your Anxiety

I’ve just changed the main header of this blog to read “Deactivate Your Anxiety”. I’ve done it because I like to find terms in my life that remind me that I need to take affirmative action. Maybe the thought of deactivating your anxiety will help you. Actually switching it off forever; but how? Distraction. DistractContinue reading “10 Tips to Deactive Your Anxiety”

A Worrying Trend from the 1980s

In the late 1980s I saw a documentary on TV that I’ve never forgotten, it was about sick societies. It described how, in America, people were able to buy over-the-counter drugs for a number of medical conditions, and although that wasn’t happening in the UK yet, it was coming. The point was that Americans wereContinue reading “A Worrying Trend from the 1980s”

Something to Cut Down On

Unless you’re wise enough to have added only close friends and family that you trust on social media, and to only engage with positive conversations, it’s likely that social media is seriously adding to your stress and anxiety. Many people say how bad they feel on there, yet continue to engage, without realising that theContinue reading “Something to Cut Down On”

Living Under a Door

In the middle ages one of the ways in which a woman was tested for being a witch was to take a wooden door, lay it on top of her and put rocks on it. If she lived she was a witch, if she died she was innocent. The ultimate lose/lose situation. I used toContinue reading “Living Under a Door”