Change always seems so hard. We make a decision that we’re going to stop doing things we find undesirable for some reason or another. Maybe a new partner hates our habit of sleeping with our dog (sacrilege!) or we want to give up something we feel is unhealthy or doesn’t serve us. Or we decide […]

You know when something good happens and its gone, over in the blink of an eye? And you say to yourself, ‘That was so much fun I’ll remember every detail forever,’ and yet the memory fades a little bit every time you bring it forward in your mind to reminisce. Thankfully, science has discovered how […]

We all have our preferences for how we spend our time. We all have our preferences for whom we spend our time with. How often do you consciously engineer your day so you spend time doing things you like to do with people you like to spend time with? If you’re like most of us; […]

THE 12-STEP PROGRAM TO SIMPLICITY Here are 12 very specific tools for simplifying your life. Begin using them today if you’re serious about hearing that ultimate call to inspiration. 1. Unclutter your life. You’ll feel a real rush of inspiration when you clear out stuff that’s no longer useful in your life: If you haven’t […]

We all think we know what successful means: Its the big fancy house, the flash car, designer clothes and shoes, luxury holidays four times a year and more money than we know what to do with. Right? All the material trappings of success have come to mean success themselves. It doesn’t matter the means by […]

We are all on a healing journey in one way or another, and we all have work to do to recover because I believe that no-one emerges unscathed through childhood. However healing doesn’t always require energy work or any kind of healing modality. It can take place by experiencing love, receiving compassion and hearing sincere […]

New research shows that social separation is a larger cause of disease and death than poor nutrition, lack of exercise, or smoking. Every day, we are discovering in the medical world, that having COMMUNITY is a bigger driver of your health than diet, exercise, lifestyle … Anything.  The facts emerging from recent research show that […]

Britain is now the fattest country in western Europe. Two decades ago, about five in ten adults were either overweight or obese, with a body mass index higher than 30. Now, it is six in ten. In 1957, fewer than one in ten 11-year-olds were fat; by 2012, more than a quarter of the class […]

In England mental illness costs over £105.2 billion a year, through the costs of medical or social care, production output losses, and a monetary valuation of the intangible human cost of disability, suffering and distress. In Scotland, the total cost of mental illness is £8.6 billion, which is equivalent to about 9% of its GDP. […]

In July I asked Stormont, specifically the Mental Health Statistics Department some questions that would enable us to quantify the impact of poor mental health on our society. They had no answers for me. Questions that can be answered for England and Wales, but for some reason not here. Here’s the list I was seeking […]

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