Category: Mental Health

  • Are We Asking Too Much Of Our Inner Apes?

    Are We Asking Too Much Of Our Inner Apes?

    We are mammals- great apes if we’re going to be precise – who live in the same natural world as our fellow mammals and animals. We’ve built giant concrete ‘trees’ to live in and we pick our fruit from inside even bigger communal concrete ‘trees’. Regardless of our stone homes and motor-driven ‘vines’ that we…

  • Self-Care during Covid

    Self-Care during Covid

    As I write, we are currently in our third lockdown to protect us and our healthcare systems from Covid-19.  I managed reasonably well during the previous two because the NHS was coping pretty well (considering!) and things seemed reasonably under control(ish?). This time round, I’m finding things pretty stressful. I’m having more ‘what if’ thoughts…

  • Tier 4 Times

    Tier 4 Times

    It’s January. Looking out of my office window, I see sullen grey skies and sodden ground. It’s very, very cold and I keep huddling closer to the little radiator next to me. I know I should go and put a jumper on, but I don’t want to move. I could go and make a Nice…

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