I've been putting off writing about the recent tragedies we've seen in London and Manchester. It's hard to put your feelings into words. Such senseless loss of lives leaves you questioning everything - angry but with an overwhelming sadness.
Dr Jessamy Hibberd (BSc, MSc, DClinPsy, PgDip) is a Clinical Psychologist, author, commentator and mother of three. She works with adults experiencing common mental health problems like anxiety, depression or low self-esteem. Jessamy is on a mission to make psychology more accessible. She is co-author of the bestselling “THIS BOOK WILL…” series (sold in 14 countries), which aims to help people understand themselves better and to gain more from their life. Her motto is: “What we do every day makes the biggest difference. It’s small steps that lead to the greatest changes.” She shared this message, as well as her personal and professional experience of how to find happiness, in her TEDx talk 'Adventure of a Lifetime.’ As part of which she highlighted three simple changes anyone can make to feel happier, more content, and live a daily life that fulfils.
I keep having moments of wishing that time would slow down. Being on holiday recently and my littlest turning one a few months ago has made me more aware of time passing. I want to take it all in and make sure I'm not missing anything!
13/06/2017 11:46 BST
All too often life can feel like a competition to see who is the busiest. Our lives are filled with rushing, stress, anxiety and exhaustion. It's all about just getting through each day, ignoring tiredness and powering through. We're less in tune with our bodies and minds and there's little time left over to simply 'be'.
11/05/2017 14:31 BST
I love technology and social media. I love its ability to connect people and share information. To help me find my way (I have no sense of direction), to check a fact or find out where I've seen someone before, but I do sometimes have a yearning for the days when we weren't quite so in touch.
03/05/2017 16:29 BST
28/03/2017 16:52 BST
Confidence is essential in all aspects of our lives. It helps us reach our goals, try new things, make decisions and be independent. It enables us to manage stress and equips us to deal with emotional, practical and physical problems.
15/03/2017 13:54 GMT
There's a deeply entrenched belief that you need to be self-critical if you want to work hard or do well. That you have to suffer to succeed and without self-criticism you might become complacent or put in less effort.
14/03/2017 11:29 GMT
To me (in the words of Winnicot) it's about being a 'good enough' parent and recognising that it's ok not to get it right all of the time. In fact, not only is it ok not to be perfect, it will actually give your child benefits in their journey through life.
22/02/2017 13:01 GMT
Ring any bells? Procrastination is pretty familiar to most of us. We're all guilty of putting off chores or unpleasant tasks from time to time and it's understandable to put off the things that aren't so much fun. But procrastination doesn't just affect the things that don't matter.
30/01/2017 17:24 GMT
Depression is a cheat. It doesn't play by the rules, it will twist and manipulate anything and everything to support its cause. It devalues all you do and makes you only pay attention to the things that fit with the 'you're crap' narrative.
24/01/2017 11:44 GMT
If on Monday you feel it is particularly hard to get out of bed and that the day ahead is bound to be hard, depressing and miserable, then there could be a reason why. The 16th January is "Blue Monday", dubbed the most "miserable day of the year".
13/01/2017 15:20 GMT
Ever so slowly, but ever so surely, Mental health is becoming something that we can discuss with increased openness and without stigma. Yet sadly, for it truly to be considered on a par with physical health, there's still a long way to go.
10/01/2017 17:06 GMT
Despite this, I'm a big fan of "NYRs" and believe they can be beneficial for both mental health and general well being - as long as they're made in the right kind of way. The key to good NYRs is using them to celebrate your successes and basing them on what you hope to gain, rather than give up.
31/12/2016 12:37 GMT
Enter Ed Balls... A real life example that shows that practice does not make perfect - and that it really doesn't matter. Someone like us (obviously not in run the country sense, but in a normal person doing strictly way) giving it his all, despite not being brilliant.
21/11/2016 16:23 GMT