Balance

What a brilliant idea to help those experiencing dementia or other mental health challenges…

– sensory-based, immersive experiences to reconnect you with hidden memories. I read today about a care home in Birmingham where most of the residents have dementia. They have recreated a living, useable street that has the look and feel of the 1950’s. Here is the BBC article. When you get there, all of your senses …

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Do you ever notice naturally occurring shapes? I love spotting one in particular when I’m out and about.

And it’s rare to find them occurring naturally. Hearts. This probably all started when my children were small and they were learning about different shapes and colours at school. We’d walk around our village looking for anything that was red or blue, or we’d see who could find the most circles or squares or other …

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As we celebrate #WorldEnvironmentDay2019, I have a vital question for you.

The theme for this year’s United Nations Annual 5th June awareness-raising day is Air Pollution, this year being hosted by China. The strains on our EXTERNAL World are well documented. Hopefully with more shifts in awareness, policy and action there will be a possibility of saving this beautiful planet for future generations. But what about …

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What are the 3 perfect drying conditions and why should you care?

What are the 3 perfect drying conditions and why should you care? Hanging out the laundry recently, I got thinking about the 3 perfect drying conditions and how, if any one of them is absent, you get less than satisfactory results. You need; No rain – so clothes don’t get wetter Sunshine – to evaporate …

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What armour do you wear during difficult conversations to avoid showing your vulnerability?

What armour do you wear during difficult conversations to avoid showing your vulnerability? We all do this to varying degrees as a form of self-protection, whether you realise it or not. I’ve learned to see the other person through the filter of compassion if ever I start to feel defensive or notice the focus moving …

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Did my mobile phone screen-time experiment for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2019 work?

Last week I committed to reducing my screen-time contact to two longer sessions a day, and resisting the urge to check it in-between times. Did it work? Yes. To an extent. One of the best things about this experiment was that it brought my phone usage fully into my conscious awareness. This felt very empowering, …

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Stress is a Killer. There is no doubt about that. What can we learn from the students struggling in today’s education system?

During Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, the week my eldest daughter embarks on her GCSE’s, I wanted to explore this issue to see what lessons we can learn. The world of education has shifted compared to when I was studying rather a lot of years ago, and in today’s world there seems to be a …

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