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Kim proposes we reclaim the lunch break for our mental and physical health.

I was asked recently to give a talk to BizMums.  For those who don’t know, BizMums is an organisation which grew in response to mothers ...
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A wonderful shamanic retreat in Dorset

This year, 2018, more than any other year in my recent history has been devoted to learning more about myself from a non-Buddhist/mindfulness perspective.  I ...
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Lessons on a dog walk part two: the pleasure of small things & impermanence

Early morning, and it feels as though I have the woods all to myself, with just the dogs, the birds and local wildlife the company.  ...
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ch ch ch changes…

The years 2016 and 2017 were especially hard for me across all aspects of my life (personal, professional and studies).  Change and lots of it.  ...
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Resistance and acceptance-lessons from walking a dog

One of my dogs has sustained an injury to his paw.  As a consequence, he was housebound for two weeks, and for the last six ...
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New Year resolutions, vision boards and intentions.

The start of the New Year is usually set with good intentions: to get fit, to lose weight, to start a new hobby.  Before the ...
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Walk and Talk Counselling-Kim offers a new service

I am proud to announce that I am now offering a new type of counselling delivery-WALKING TALKING THERAPY.   It does what it says on ...
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Reflections from a silent retreat.

I have recently returned from a week-long, intense, teacher-led silent retreat in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.   As a Breathworks mindfulness teacher, attending retreats like ...
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Chronic pain and opioid use-myths and truths.

For those of us living with chronic pain, it is perfectly understandable to attempt to find the cause of the pain so that it can ...
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To work better rest more!

The to-do list is never ending…   Your inbox never seems to get empty…   Despite time saving gadgets we feel time poor…   Although ...
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There’s a lot of it about-chronic pain and the use of opiates

If you know me, or know of me then you may be aware that I live with chronic pain.  Almost 10 years ago non-specific lower ...
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Reality is constructed in the mind… And chronic pain?

We know that our perceptions do not mirror objective, external reality.  Take people with psychosis for example or other neuropsychological conditions-they see things which cannot ...
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Do we need happiness/well-being research?

The news makes for some really depressing viewing, and in the counselling room I hear the personal accounts of people’s distress and sorrow, as well ...
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Reflections upon receptivity

I have been reflecting on the concept of receptivity lately.  For me receptivity is an attitude of openness and trust; rather than striving and achieving.  ...
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Blowing up your problems to the size of a cow? (apologies Wonder Stuff!)

The Wonder Stuff sang about blowing up our problems to the size of a cow..it happens so quickly and slips under our radar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2h8k4x-C04 Let’s ...
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The courage to forgive?

The terror attacks of last week shocked the nation, and the effects of this are still reverberating.   However what I have experienced has not ...
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What is all this mindfulness stuff I keep hearing about?

We seem to be hearing a lot about mindfulness these days.  And it is being touted as a way to manage everything from depression and ...
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Look behind you and celebrate your achievements!

We are constantly looking ahead….our holidays, to the things we have to do next week, to the stuff we have planned even years in advance.  ...
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Relationship rough-patch survival.

Rough patches in our relationships are inevitable and can feel very uncomfortable.  Who would not be scared when in examining their relationship they feel that ...
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Demystifying and managing workplace bullying

When I was a nurse I experienced bullying from a senior colleague which impacted greatly on my self-esteem and confidence both professionally and personally.  She ...
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Radio Ga Ga Ga

Action for Happiness state that one of the ways that we can maintain our mental well-being is to keep learning. My husband complains on a ...
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To love is to risk hurting…

Loving someone or something and being loved back feels amazing.  Love is, after all, about caring and concern for the other person and so to ...
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Communicating at Christmas: arrgh!

We're all getting a bit busier in our pre-Christmas preparations - writing cards, wrapping presents, hoping the postal strike won't stop our cards from being ...
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Underestimating the amount of time to perform tasks trap

Do you ever run around doing little jobs 10 minutes before you leave the house? Many times I have found that I am perhaps 20 ...
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