Busy is the New Black

Busy is the New Black

ife is so busy these days, with many of us juggling jobs, childcare, relationships and caring for ageing parents amongst other things. This can lead to us feeling worn out and overwhelmed. Sometimes it feels like being busy is the new black.

So why do we feel so guilty about spending time on ourselves? Busyness has become a social status. Society makes us believe that we have to be busy to be successful, and if we have spare time to spend on ourselves then we must be failing.

A lot of us feel the need to seek permission to relax. As one of our counsellors put it – ‘It’s like our identity is wrapped up in what we do rather than who we are’.

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What I have learnt from taking up paddle boarding

What I have learnt from taking up paddle boarding

Ok so not the most obvious of sports to enjoy when you live in a land locked county in England. Earlier this year I decided I needed a little bit more fun in my life but I had no idea what that looked like. It then popped into my head that I wanted to try paddle boarding after watching my teenage boys try it on a lake in Italy a year earlier.

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Watching a friend deal with cancer

Watching a friend deal with cancer

Breast cancer awareness month is upon us, so it feels important to write on the subject of cancer and treatment. Writing about cancer is a difficult subject for so many obvious reasons, and so much has been written about it. I have been putting off writing this blog for a good couple of weeks… I have been feeling the fear of writing about this because although two people in my life have been touched by cancer, it feels difficult to write about something as an outsider.

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Healing Irritable Bowel Syndrome The Holistic Way

Healing Irritable Bowel Syndrome The Holistic Way

How you can help yourself both physically and emotionally

Fifteen years ago, after having suffered with cramping, bloating, nausea and chronic constipation for several months, and, after having had some very invasive medical procedures, I was finally diagnosed with IBS.

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Recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia

Recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition for which there is no cure and is largely unexplained. We don’t know how or why people get fibromyalgia although there is some discussion that it may start after a period of stress or illness. It is thought that 1 person in every 25 could be suffering with Fibromyalgia in the UK, and although it predominately affects women between the ages of 30 and 60 years old, it can strike anyone at any age, regardless of gender.

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