Meditation and Mental Wellbeing

This is Buddha’s take on how meditation can help you mental wellbeing. He implies loss of anger, anxiety, depression and fear is an unburdening of the self. A letting go that brings peace. I myself practice meditation and I use it when appropriate in my counselling work with clients. I find it helps not onlyContinue reading “Meditation and Mental Wellbeing”

Pain and struggle.

Many of us enjoy solving problems, many more of us watch programmes where we watch others find solutions whether it’s Dr Who, Jonathan Creek or Sherlock Holmes; we like puzzles and their answers. We have an ideal in our society that we can somehow know everything, that answers are just waiting to be found, ifContinue reading “Pain and struggle.”

Alice and the Cheshire Cat.

“Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Alice: I don’t much care where. The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go. Alice: …So long as I get somewhere. TheContinue reading “Alice and the Cheshire Cat.”


The other day I found an interesting article on the legacy of Prozac by the BBC. It underlines the fact that talking therapies are just as good as anti-depressants for treating depression, and have fewer unwanted side-effects. I am posting the article here for you to take a look at, to see what you think:Continue reading “Prozac?”

The importance of listening.

Ever feel like you just want to be heard? That when you talk to people they don’t seem to understand or you say something and it’s meaning is misinterpreted? It happens to all of us, but when you are feeling vulnerable because something has happened to you, when you are feeling down, anxious or confusedContinue reading “The importance of listening.”