I have lots of precious childhood Christmas memories. One of them is sitting back-to-back with my twin sister on Christmas Day morning as we unwrapped our presents so that neither of us spoiled the surprise for the other in respect of the contents of a Christmas gift. (In those days twins were given the same… Continue reading What Does Courage Look Like?
“As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others”. This quotation, attributed to Maya Angelou, is the foundation on which this blog post grew. I came across it earlier this week and I’ve thought a lot since, about what it means. So… Continue reading Helping Hands
Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. For the last 19 years, the Mental Health Foundation has used a week in the month of May to shine a spotlight on mental health. It encourages us to talk about mental wellbeing and in doing so helps to remove the stigma associated with the… Continue reading Kindness Rules
Since my last blog, we’re two weeks further into this Annus horribilis: we will forever remember 2020 as the period in our global history where life as we knew it ground to a halt due to COVID-19, a new disease caused by the corona virus, so-called because of its crown-like shape under a microscope. The… Continue reading Mood Boosting
This blog post feels a bit different to my usual blog posts but it’s in keeping with the concept of us all currently facing a highly unusual time. Time is something that is going to feel very different in the coming weeks and months. During the last five days of self-isolation, I’ve tried four times,… Continue reading Mental Health and COVID-19