Psychology and mental health · The way we are · Videos/ TLDTV

VIDEO: How to do ‘self-care’ well in a crazy-busy world

What does ‘self-care’ mean to you?  In my short, six-minute vlog below, I unpack health, wellness, and ’emotional hygiene’ – and chat about how we can set ourselves up to live a good life by doing self-care well. I discuss: How we can manage the range of feelings that come our way every day; Some… Continue reading VIDEO: How to do ‘self-care’ well in a crazy-busy world

Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · The way we are

Today I chose to step outside myself… and into life

Today, I made a conscious effort to look around me… to move outside my head. I chose to observe the way the leaves crunched underneath my feet, their textures creating a new sound with each step… Each one a different shade of orange or yellow, they flung themselves around me with the wind; papery, noisy…… Continue reading Today I chose to step outside myself… and into life

Psychology and mental health · Short stories and poems · The way we are

Today I moved outside my head and into life

Today, I made a conscious effort to look around me… to move outside my head. I chose to observe the way the leaves crunched underneath my feet, their textures creating a new sound with each step… Each one a different shade of orange or yellow, they flung themselves around me with the wind; papery, noisy…… Continue reading Today I moved outside my head and into life

Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Short films and videos · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are · Videos/ TLDTV

VIDEO: Setting boundaries in relationships

How skilled are you at setting boundaries? And what’s stopping you from saying no to others when you need to? In the first of a series of five-minute videos for Christian YouTube channel TLDTV, I discuss why setting boundaries can be so hard, and what we can do to lovingly assert limits in order to… Continue reading VIDEO: Setting boundaries in relationships

Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Short films and videos · The way we are

What makes you happy? And what is happiness exactly?…

These are the questions I asked seven different people for a seven-minute video on the topic. I proposed the following: What are the things that make you the most happy? What is happiness to you? What is good mental health, and what does self-love and self-care look like? It was fun to interview different people… Continue reading What makes you happy? And what is happiness exactly?…

Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

How coming to faith brings a peace like no other

When people come to faith in Jesus they often say they feel a peace they’ve never felt before. This verse in Isaiah talks about such peace, adding that “quietness and confidence” will also characterise the life of a Christian. That doesn’t mean the Christian life is stress-free (ha!), but when we put our trust in… Continue reading How coming to faith brings a peace like no other

Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · The way we are

The desire to belong cost me myself

Have you ever been so desperate to belong that you’ve altered yourself in the process of trying? I have. I remember this particular group of people that drew me somehow. Its members were different to me, but they seemed really happy… well-connected. It made so much sense to be part of that group, because I… Continue reading The desire to belong cost me myself