Wednesday, September 19, 2018

'Humour, self-care and coping with public sector open plan office suffocation'

Irreverence, humour and collective, face ache inducing laughter were essential for me to be able to cope with working in the stifling conditions of a previous public sector role.

A role of re...

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Exciting things are occurring, change is afoot, so let me tell you more #selfcaresquad!

As some of you might know, by day, I’m a counsellor and psychotherapist registered with the BACP. My normal working day finds me intensely happy to be working in my own private pract...

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Clara Wilson shares her top 5 tips on showing the kids how self-care is done and why it is so important.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

The day I found out I was pregnant I was overcome with joy. And only 8 days later I was overcome with a consistent sickness which dominated my pregnancy from start to end.

Don’t worry: This isn’t a dramatic sob story about how I spent my days with my hair in a bun ove...

Monday, April 16, 2018

For most of my life I was always giving out to the world, but not allowing the world to give back to me. I care so much about people that I will forget that I also need some care too.

I did not know of self-care for such a long time because I had not considered it an op...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

I like to describe the periodic depression that I experience as low mood. I first began using the term as part of my peer support co-ordinator training because we are encouraged to talk symptoms rather than diagnoses. But as time has gone on I have adopted low mood as...

Sunday, March 11, 2018

So, no one told me about THIS!

At 52 years young, I have started a new chapter in my Self Care Journey!  Well it probably started several years ago, but the penny has only just dropped!

For about 5 years I have been having heart palpitations. I have been to the doctors h...

Monday, February 19, 2018

Only a woman can become a mother. Now I know this isn’t breaking news to society – but it was to me, and it only became apparent the day I gave birth to my little girl and at 10 pm, when visiting time ended, it was just me and this bright eyed, pouty lipped little ange...

Monday, January 22, 2018

Like many others at the start of January each year I have succumbed to a January offer for leisure centre membership. I don’t see it as joining a gym, but to give me an incentive to ensure I attend my weekly swim and exercise class (and as long as I keep up both each w...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Self-care is such a buzz word at the moment but while awareness and appetite to engage in it are strong, it can be hard to do! If you’re finding it tricky, go gently, you are not alone and there are valid reasons for it. In a nutshell, we all know what we need to do to...

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