Passive Stress – Part 2

This is the follow on from 2 weeks ago looking at support that is available for friends and family of people with mental and/or chronic illness. We were surprised at how much support is actually available. There are many web sites with links to national and local support, so the…

Passive Stress

During our fortnightly discussion and blogging group last Thursday, we got talking about the effects of being close to someone with mental or chronic illness – whether it’s a family member, a workmate, friend, partner or anyone you have some close interaction with. The danger of being in this situation…

Easter – Impressions and an Event

During our fortnightly discussion and blogging group at the Croissant of Inequality, we talked about Easter, what we would be doing and an event that is happening on Easter Monday, put on by Kensington Vision and Pets and Pals. We did this as audio recordings. Here they are reduced to…

Kindred Minds – Freelance Opportunity

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Out of the Comfort Zone

In the first of our fortnightly ‘Talk and Blog’ sessions on Thursday, we discussed what it means to step out of the comfort zone. One of the key instructions in stress control management is ‘Face your Fears’ (as taught in the course put together by Dr Jim White). It is,…

Discussion/Blogging Workshops

We are running a series of workshops at the Croissant of Inequality to discuss issues around wellbeing and generate new posts for the blog. They are going to be much more focussed on discussion than the technology of blogging, so they are more informal than the courses and sessions we…

Mad Pride 2017

Mad Pride is back again this year! If you missed it last year it was a great event with ‘Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5’ providing the headline musical act. There was poetry, performance from some class cabaret and drama acts and the event ended with a parade – all…

It’s Self-Injury Awareness Day

Actually it was Self-Injury Awareness Day yesterday, but I think such things should be de-stigmatized all the time, so I’m sharing this post from Marzi Wilson (Introvert Doodles), which says so much with simplicity and her usual warmth and compassion.

‘ThinkUp’ – The Power of Positive Affirmation

I have a love/hate relationship with modern technology. On the one hand, I don’t like that we have become so dependent on it, but on the other, the ability to share ideas, and to carry a library of books, videos and music around in our pockets has massive appeal. In…

Seeking Approval

I came across this article the other day: Why people don’t have to like you and why you don’t have to care It resonated with something I’d been listening to that day (isn’t synchronicity great?) by Caroline Myss, in particular something she asked: “Whose approval do you seek today?” We…

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