The Mind and Soul Foundation – * Day 12: Leave some lights UP! * Yeah, we know the tradition is that all the lights and decorations have to be taken down by tomorrow. But this time of year is bleak and dark, and the time after Christmas can feel pretty dismal. So we’re in favour of nominating some ‘winter lights’ and leaving them up – at least till the days start getting brighter. Can you make yourself a corner somewhere warm where you can leave up some lights, and maybe add a candle or snuggly cushion/blanket, somewhere you can curl up and hide if you need to, to get you through the January and February gloom? 💡 💡 💡 Thank you so much for joining us on the #12DaysOfWellness – how did you get on? | Facebook

The Mind and Soul Foundation – * Day 12: Leave some lights UP! * Yeah, we know the tradition is that all the lights and decorations have to be taken down by tomorrow. But this time of year is bleak and dark, and the time after Christmas can feel pretty dismal. So we’re in favourContinue reading “The Mind and Soul Foundation – * Day 12: Leave some lights UP! * Yeah, we know the tradition is that all the lights and decorations have to be taken down by tomorrow. But this time of year is bleak and dark, and the time after Christmas can feel pretty dismal. So we’re in favour of nominating some ‘winter lights’ and leaving them up – at least till the days start getting brighter. Can you make yourself a corner somewhere warm where you can leave up some lights, and maybe add a candle or snuggly cushion/blanket, somewhere you can curl up and hide if you need to, to get you through the January and February gloom? 💡 💡 💡 Thank you so much for joining us on the #12DaysOfWellness – how did you get on? | Facebook”

The Light Shines in the Darkness…

Advent: A time to reflect on darkness and light. Hope yet shines through the despair. Jesus Christ, fully God, yet fully man, comes to Earth, clothed as a baby. So much mystery and contradiction. The Messiah, the chosen 1, Born of a virgin in a lowly stable Yet the Saviour of the world. I loveContinue reading “The Light Shines in the Darkness…”

The Easy way to De-stress…by Singing!

“God inhabits the praises of His people.” Psalm 22:3, The Bible. Image Source: Oleg Magni via pexels.com Have you read the research that says that singing is good for our wellbeing? There are now many choirs up and down the country for exactly that reason. In fact, in Harrow, More Than A Choir, Harrow CommunityContinue reading “The Easy way to De-stress…by Singing!”

From Trapped….to Finding Liberation

Here’s a poem I wrote back in January this year, after a tumultuous time: Trapped…. …in a lift, …..in my old job, ……between two cultures, Indian & British, ….in my home life, caring, People-pleasing. …Self-critical thoughts, …..In the past: the Winter of my soul, ……In the lie I wasn’t good enough. ..,,,,,,In being compliant, PushingContinue reading “From Trapped….to Finding Liberation”

Recommended Book: A Desert Transformed by Tracy Williamson

After recently reading “A Desert Transformed” by Tracy Williamson, a 40 day Christian Devotional book, I was really thankful for the insight it gave me. This was partly in going deeper in my relationship with God, but also bringing to light some areas of my life God wanted to bring healing and forgiveness into. EachContinue reading “Recommended Book: A Desert Transformed by Tracy Williamson”

How confident do you feel sharing your experience of Mental Health?

A few months back, as part of my local Mental Health Trust’s Recovery College, I attended their course on “Understanding Depression.” One issue that came up was do we feel comfortable sharing that we are experiencing mental health problems? I realised that it depends on whom I’m with: definitely, if it’s a close and trustedContinue reading “How confident do you feel sharing your experience of Mental Health?”

A blast from the past…reflecting on my first publication, gratitude for surviving teen puberty and a calmer life!

Just before leaving for our family holiday, I came across my achievements folder, which included this old 1990 Wycombe High School magazine. I’d kept it as the editor selected my cartoon of the return from a Duke of Edinburgh expedition. Surprised that it had been included, particularly as I’d forgotten to add my name, itContinue reading “A blast from the past…reflecting on my first publication, gratitude for surviving teen puberty and a calmer life!”

Beauty comes from within..

Just watched this video of @TulsiDivine108, about living her life with burns, after a horrific plane accident. It really moved me, but the key message I heard was that she realised that it was others’ judgements on her physical appearance that was a limitation, not herself. I hope this video inspires you today! https://www.instagram.com/tv/BxxByktFmw-/?igshid=ypppalys0olk