Monthly Archives: May 2015

Mindfulness and walking

mindfulness and walkingMindfulness forefront of Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness week. Mental health awareness has been running since 2000.It aims to help awareness of mental health and wellbeing. This year Mental Health Awareness Week is focusing on mindfulness. I enjoy practicing mindfulness when walking and will share more with you.

My introduction to Mindfulness

I first heard about mindfulness through Clare Balding’s Ramblings programme on Radio 4 a couple of years ago. Clare went walking with Mindfulness teacher Kate Kirkwood. Continue reading

Never say ‘the end’ to friendships

never say the end to friendshipsToday on the Chris Evans show, Chris was joined by Rev. Richard Coles and Jimmy Somerville. The two former ‘’Communards’ Band members were there for separate reasons. Jimmy was there to share his music while Richard was there to lead ‘Pause for Thought’. Richard Coles talked about friendships that have crashed and burned and how we should look back at them without anger and resentment. Continue reading

No shame in depression

No shame in DepressionNo shame in depression

I recently put up on my Facebook page a quote from JK Rowling ‘ I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that’. It was very popular and I expect it got many likes as many people like myself, can relate to it. Continue reading