Grief: Why can’t we talk about grief?

A fundamental component of healthy grieving is to experience the pain and sorrow associated with loss. Equally important is giving yourself permission to take breaks away from your grief. But we seem to avoid it all together, never having that conversation. So why can’t we have honest conversations about grief? This week we had twoContinue reading “Grief: Why can’t we talk about grief?”

Resourceful: How do we utilise what we already have?

Being resourceful is the ability to find and use available resources to solve problems and achieve goals. And this is no different in mental health. According to a 2002 British Medical Journal, people living with a mental health issue and clinicians were using new strategies and sources for acquiring health information, including the Internet. PatientsContinue reading “Resourceful: How do we utilise what we already have?”

Brave: How can we be courageous?

Oprah Winfrey says: “The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.” As I battle my health condition this week, I’ve thought a lot about how can we have the bravery to confront what seemsContinue reading “Brave: How can we be courageous?”

Resilience: How do you survive a COVID Christmas?

Holidays are challenging for some at the best of times, with difficult family ties or even loneliness, and it definitely doesn’t help that there may be enforced isolation now. And some are continuing to work during this time, whilst others are now looking for work. So how does resilience help in these instances? Thanks toContinue reading “Resilience: How do you survive a COVID Christmas?”