Is Brexit Making You Anxious?

Is Brexit Making You Anxious?

We are living in challenging times.  The storm clouds have not only gathered, but are hanging heavily over our heads, as the fallout from Brexit becomes clearer by the moment.  At first it seemed a wonderful bid for freedom, and now, it seems like a lemming-like jump...
We’re All Screenagers Now

We’re All Screenagers Now

Recent research (cite) has found that children are on their ‘tablets’ (iPads, etc.) for about three hours a day. They are flipping between mobile, PC, tablet, TV, gaming consoles and back again. Plus, the family is accommodating round individual screens, instead of...
Be Mindful In Everyday Life

Be Mindful In Everyday Life

I was amused to see the new Ladybird book series for adults takes a wry look at our current passion for Mindfulness. It claims Mindfulness is something where “you get to do a lot of sitting down”. When I was commissioned to write the Mindfulness Journal I wondered,...
Are You A People Pleaser?

Are You A People Pleaser?

When I wrote How to Say NO: Kick the Disease to Please (Hodder) I had no idea I would become a bestselling author in Saudi Arabia and Armenia. Of course, the book did well here, and I still talk about the need to watch out for the ‘disease to please’ which is commonly...
Sixty Years of Nursing Life

Sixty Years of Nursing Life

I first met the wonderful Mary Hazard when she took blood out of my arm at my local GP’s surgery. She was brisk and business-like, but had a fantastic manner, a cracking sense of humour and a shock of white hair. What’s more it didn’t hurt a bit. She told me great...