Wellness: the rough-round-the-edges version

Uncategorized Jun 28, 2020

I suppose I’m supposed to say that as a therapist, I’ve thrived during Corona. I’ve put all of my own advice into practice. Exercised every day, meditated, took time for myself, focused on maintaining routine and found solace in my ‘self’…

A beautiful photo of someone else meditating…

But, fuck. that. shit.

I’m human and I have found this hard. I haven’t been able to exercise in the way I had intended to, I think I meditated once and was so annoyed with it that I have done zero formal meditation. I’ve been riding manic-level highs and absolutely floored by feelings of depression, isolation and boredom. My symptoms of Psoriasis have been all over the place and sleep has been, well, let’s just say it’s been on and off. Oh and i don’t fit my jeans anymore.

And yet, I can’t help feeling as though I HAVE thrived. I’ve shown myself that I can come...

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The pen can bring you home

Uncategorized Jun 28, 2020

Not many people know this, but before I studied to be a Physiotherapist I qualified as a journalist from Liverpool John Moores University. I had dreams of reporting on and holding accountable the people responsible for the worst atrocities around the world.

I read everything Kate Adie wrote and looked up to this incredible woman that roared in the face of in-justice.

Well it turns out, that this wasn’t the path for me, but the urge to write has stuck and I regularly find myself starting to write, then stopping or not finding the time or just losing the motivation.

Writing was always something I just did. I used the medium of writing to nurture my creativity as a child and wage great wars on the in-justice of being a 7 year old in world made for grow-ups. Why couldn’t I writ e great novels and investigative pieces from my bedside desk?

I always had at least one subscriber – my Dad. He would read and edit everything...

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