When starting therapy, where do you even begin? This month psychotherapist Jen Woodward explores the process of choosing the right therapist for you.Read More
Joy helps us press through the inevitable stress and challenges of our days. Here are some questions to help you discover and engage your sense of joy, and some common ways to boost joy every day, shared by Jacquelyn J Salvador.Read More
Meditation seems like such a simple thing, but our minds tend to make it into quite the challenge, with their constant churning and imagining and inability to sit still. Here’s a fun little journey into what that can feel like when we’re trying to tame the mind into mindfulness.
It’s not only your mental health, wellbeing and relationships that can benefit from forgiving others – processing your emotions and reflecting inwardly lead to growth, development and transformation. Psychotherapist Jen Woodward, explains some tools that can be used to practice forgiveness and let go of anger and bitterness.Read More
Self-esteem is our own personal evaluation of our self and our own worth. It includes values, beliefs about ourselves, confidence and our emotional states. Jen Woodward explores what might be affecting your self-esteem and presents some healthy ways to help lift it.Read More
There's a difference between pushing toward happiness, and finding happiness in where we are today, but they don’t have to be opposing forces. In fact, they work best in harmony, as wellness author & professional Jacquelyn J Salvador shares in today’s piece.
Jen Woodward examines why and how we might back away from our painful experiences. Numbing them might be easier, but those feelings often manifest in unhealthy ways and we tend to make the same mistakes again. Learn how to show up and face your feelings.Read More
Let’s be honest: we all zone out from time to time. Our bodies are present but our minds are elsewhere, often focused on less-than-useful things. So how can we break those negative habits? Here’s one very simple way.Read More
One of the hardest parts of losing a loved one - whether it’s through death, divorce or separation - is the paralysis from those around you. If we don’t face loss, we can’t help others with feelings of grief. It also comes as quite a shock when we experience it for ourselves. Jen explores challenging the fear surrounding death by talking about it.Read More
January may be the start of our calendar year but it is still right in the middle of winter when nature is taking a well-deserved break. So maybe it is not be the best time of the year to implement New Year resolutions… Here are a few tips on how to start the year on the right foot. It might not be what you think!Read More
How much time do you spend thinking about things that are unrelated to what you’re doing, missing out on the wonders of the present moment? Here’s why we ought to rediscover our childlike sense of wonder by fully engaging with the present.Read More
Fear can be helpful - it helps us fight, flee or freeze in a moment of threat. Anxiety, on the other hand, is not helpful. Anxiety is a state of being fearful of an imagined future threat. According to psychotherapist Jen Woodward, paying attention to anxiety, rather than pushing it to one side, can help us redirect it and create a more positive and thoughtful narrative.Read More
We’re busy people, but there are simple actions we can take to build our health and happiness, and better tackle the stresses of day-to-day life. Here’s a list of a few powerful habits you can easily pick up to improve your mood, your relationships, and plenty more.Read More
Don't disconnect -- connect better. Social media can be a powerful tool, but if we're not careful with it, we can end up experiencing significant issues with self-esteem, mental health, and social connection.
Here our newest contributor Jacquelyn Salvador shares some useful tips on building a healthier relationship with social media, so that you can stay connected without feeling permanently wired to your smartphone.Read More
Helen shares how synchronising her life with the moon has helped her stay on track and achieve her goals and dreams. Let us know if you have your own New Moon ritual, or what you discover when you try this oneRead More
Eventually it will stop and you will feel that bit lighter. And remember that however you are feeling there are other people who have felt like that too and if you can, try and talk to someone; I promise you won’t regret it.Read More
Our thoughts are physical. Every thought that we have fires an electrical signal in our brain that sends a current through our neural pathways. If we think something repeatedly, the neural pathway for that thought becomes thicker and strongerRead More
You only have to run a quick internet search on “mindful activities” and you'll be inundated with ideas about painting, colouring, craft and all things ‘art'. Art has long been known for its meditative qualities, it’s a time to switch off from external distractions and concentrate only on what your hands are doing in the present moment.Read More