Britin……and other reasons that make me feel stressed

“Yes, I made it….!”. I have just arrived back in the UK with a fully restored Land Rover Discovery. I was quite stressed about entering the country because during the two year restoration process overseas, the car was SORN-ed in Britain. Also, for that reason, it did not have a valid MOT. So, when I [...]

By |2018-11-16T08:58:39+00:00November 16th, 2018|Guest Writer, Main Feature|0 Comments

Depressed and fed up – how the spirited children of Nepal changed everything for me.

Winter 2000 I was absolutely depressed and fed up with the day to day hassle and pressure that all came as part of my role in a retail business. Around April time I started to think of somewhere where perhaps I could go to “get away from it all.” I most certainly did not want [...]

By |2018-06-01T13:33:28+00:00June 1st, 2018|Guest Writer, The Tribe, Your Voice|1 Comment

Can you pass me a piece of that fruitcake, please?

Can you pass me a piece of that fruitcake, please? My battle with trying not to be a mental. I will never take the NHS for granted. It’s a wonderful privilege and I’ll always appreciate the wonderful work our doctors and nurses do. But if I hadn’t have had the luxury of private health care [...]

By |2018-05-16T08:43:09+00:00May 16th, 2018|Guest Writer, Post of the Month, Your Voice|1 Comment

How sport can sort your body – and mind.

For some, it’s a great outlet, and for others it can bring back memories of cold afternoons and lost property boxes, but sport and exercise has a number of hidden benefits besides the physical dividends. Exercise and mental well-being have been linked for decades, but only recently has the health and fitness industry really exploded. [...]

By |2018-04-25T11:18:55+00:00April 25th, 2018|Guest Writer|0 Comments

Loneliness isn’t just about being alone

Loneliness isn't just about being alone. I'm rarely alone - family and friends often hang out here and there's always someone popping by or bumping into me - but sometimes I feel lonely. I've always liked my own company and I don't feel the need to be around people. I'm an introvert in an extrovert's [...]

By |2018-04-22T13:36:48+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Guest Writer, Post of the Month, Your Voice|2 Comments

Headway threw me a life-line…I no longer have suicidal urges

Robert Ashton had a challenging childhood, failed his 11+ and grew up with low self-esteem. Years later he decided to start looking forward and move on from his past. Psychotherapy helped him through years of turbulent change. Today he's a successful social entrepreneur, published non-fiction author and a popular conference speaker. He's also a member [...]

By |2018-04-02T10:58:13+00:00April 1st, 2018|Guest Writer|0 Comments