Ideas from around the world to help you work, love, play and feel better
We are back…, but where have we been?
Why are we back?
Stick around and I’ll tell you what you can expect going forwards. The hard truth, is that we all struggle from time to time. It’s part of being alive and a sign that you want more from life. I believe that what gets you through good times and bad is three things:
- Having supportive friends and family.
- Knowing effective strategies for escaping the prisons of your own mind.
- Building habits that make the world, your groups’ and your own well-being better both today and tomorrow.
Sounds simple. Far from it of course, which is why I want to help out.
Hold on a minute! I’ve haven’t told you where I’ve been. In short, its not that dramatic. Building a business and living life as best I can is the jist of it. I am delighted to say that we’ve now doubled our capacity to offer therapy and have a lovely additional space to see clients. That means we’ve more therapists than ever before. We have a small library of ebooks and online courses, which we hope will continue to expand as time goes by.
How I want to help you out
I believe that tiny steps make a difference – they make a big difference. You build new habits when you do something small and often, not when you do something extravagant once in a blue-moon.
I like to read. I like to learn and each week I come across some amazingly useful articles and videos. One way I want to help you out is by sharing stuff that I believe will make a difference. By taking an interest in your wellbeing a little bit and often, rather than just when you’re struggling, you’ll be investing in your strength and flexibility. Not only will that make you better equipped for those darker days, it will also help you find the beauty inside the mundane.
My plan is to send you weekly round-up of the resources I’ve discovered and enjoyed in the last 7 days. To get this delivered into your inbox and get a free guide to help you handle the stress and strain of daily life, complete this form. Like I said at the start, you can unsubscribe any time. Please do so if this isn’t your bag. No point in staying if you’d rather spend your time elsewhere. Otherwise, you can expect something useful from me to arrive in your inbox every Saturday morning.
The Openforwards Blog Weekly Round-up
So, lets’ get to it. Here is this week’s round-up of ideas from around the world to help you work, love, play and feel better.
- A Simple Key to True Belonging: How to escape the mental clown suit. An article by Steve C Hayes (author of a Libertated Mind).
- What happens when you give two monkeys unequal pay? A short video clip from Frans De Waal’s Ted Talk. Frans is a biologist and primatologist who challenges our perceptions of what we think we know about non-humans and ourselves.
- The importance of self-care for sensitive people: The art of self-care for thriving as an empath. An article by Judith Orloff (author of Thriving as an Empath).
- People Soup (podcast) interview with Sleep Expert, Dr Guy Meadows. This is favorite of mine. Hosted by Occupational Psychologist and an acquaintance of mine, Ross McIntosh, this is the first of two parts exploring how to improve your sleep and overcome insomnia without the use of medication.
- What is burnout and how do you protect against it? An article by me, Jim Lucas. This is the first in a series of articles aimed at helping you prevent or recover from burnout, which is a special interest of mine.
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Enjoy your weekend.