" Exposure to nature and the outdoors as a form or component of psychotherapy " Full springtime immersion, feeding spring lambs and poking my fingers deep into their already thick fleecy head. Local walks stolen between school drop-off and the various obligations of the day. Over the grimy crossroad and away from the the chip-shop stink. Tripping down concrete steps littered in … Continue reading Ecotherapy
Here I shall represent in pictures, a stubborn refusal to yield to the blues of the season. They were pretty on their own, but then this happened and my heart went POP! Hugging trees and snuggling up the ivy. I know - such a cliche... but you will find no apology here. Hot choc dates … Continue reading Happy Things #7
2 days in to reducing my antidepressants and I felt irritable, angry, just generally het-up. I'm not sure if it was the medication change or just other stuff. The news for example. Trump - say no more. Brexit - what a bloody cock-up. Theresa May makes me feel sick. Trump makes me want to hang … Continue reading Habits for My Wellbeing
Shall I start this again? I asked myself loads of times over the last year. By 'this', I mean this thing that you are reading now. This blog. Whoever *you* are. So I suppose the question has now been answered because here it is. This time last year was a flurry of activity. Girl-child had … Continue reading Shall I?
It's Nation Vegetarian Week! Still. Just. We are not vegetarians, but we have gradually cut the frequency that we eat meat, primarily for health reasons. We eat more fish than we used to, and when we do have meat we try to buy higher welfare. I'll be honest though - it's not always convenient to source … Continue reading My top 5 meat-free meals.
I read a post this morning which inspired me to write this. Beth's honest post on why it's okay if you don't enjoy every minute of being a parent mainly focuses on the newborn phase, but I think it's still relevant in this toddler phase. Every stage of being a parent has it's challenges, at that moment … Continue reading Coming clean.
(For now at least) I've tried running lots of times, and I haven't really got on with it. People, I'm proud to say I have been running regularly since January! Apart from being active (walking or cycling most places) it's the longest time I've stuck to cardiovascular exercise since leaving school. Hurrah! So, here are … Continue reading 5 reasons I’m sticking with running.