The Things That Keep Me Well

Today is Time To Talk Day.  It’s a pretty simple idea… talk about your mental health. So why a picture of a dog and a record? Well, because talking about your mental health isn’t always about talking about the things that are wrong, although that’s hugely important.  Mental health is something we all have.  Sometimes, Read More …

redefining success

“In the west, we encourage goal setting. In fact, we’re obsessed with goals – that end point we are striving so hard to reach. We jump through hoop after hoop, stepping-stone after stepping-stone, sacrificing everything just to get to that finish line. But once we get there, we realize our thinking was flawed. Now we’re unhappy Read More …

recovery is possible

It is possible to recover. It’s amazing how far people will go to disprove this, how powerful our negative voice can be and how programmed for fear we are. This negative perspective can overwhelm our collective planning and conversation. We do two simple things that ensure we almost always have conversations about negative things. The Read More …

a holistic approach to recovery

A holistic view In this section I want to look at the Recovery Model then begin to work through it point by point in the posts that follow. I realise that for some people suggesting an organisation is mentally ill is a bit of a leap but I want to assure you all that I’m Read More …

a mentally unwell church

In my series on Missing Generations I wrote about some of the organisation difficulties the church is experiencing, some of which are caused by the ways different generations think about the church, abut change and about development.  We tinker around the edges of change because we have an underlying lack of confidence in who we Read More …

Get Some Breathing Space

As life goes on I’ve become more and more aware of the importance of having some breathing space,  take some time out and give yourself some head space.  If you read my blog you’ll know that for me that’s one of the attractions of running. How will you take your breathing space? Why not use Read More …