Over-Committing and How to Say ‘No’

What is over-committing? The dictionary definition is “someone feels obliged to do more than they are capable of”. I think that is spot on if you define capability as time or capacity. How many of us classify ourselves as ‘people pleasers?’ I know I definitely do; I have this ingrained need to

What is Compassion Fatigue?

As we enter Mental Health Awareness Week, I have thought about multiple topics to talk about today. I could keep to the theme of nature and its positive impact on mental health. I could talk about ways to de-stress; self-reflect and being our whole selves. However, I have decided today to talk

How to be Kind to Yourself

One of the biggest impacts on our mental wellbeing is how we treat ourselves. Take a moment to think about how you treat yourself when you make a mistake, fail to reach a goal, or things go wrong. If, like me and most people, you have an unforgiving inner critic, beating you up and filling […]

Wind, Rain, Sand and Positive Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness week will take place from 10th – 16th May and this year the theme is nature, so I thought I’d write a little about what nature means to me and what impact it has on my mental health. For a long time, that is as far as I got with this blog […]