Category: Psychology and Emotions

What’s your thing? – Podcast with Gemma Hargreaves about paddling in the moonlight

I work with Gemma.  She is good at her job.  And quiet.  She doesn’t brag about the fact that she gets up in the dark to paddle (kayak) along the canal in the dark, even when she is terrified.

I wanted to have a conversation with Gemma for my podcast because I find her inspiring. 

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The perfect Christmas card

Next year I need to make or find the perfect Christmas card.

One which doesn’t say

‘Merry Christmas’,

‘Happpy Christmas’,

‘Have Fun’,

‘Party!’

‘Have a fabulous New Year’.

 

Instead a card which says;

‘I’m thinking of you’…

 

I’m thinking of you because

I know this year,

most years

have hard stuff in them,… Read more

Agitation

That restless gnawing,

pacing,

growling,

snapping,

inability to settle.

Fight.

Flight.

Freeze has thawed into bubbling white water,

a torrent thrashing stones,

hurtling bleakly down into unknown.

Caverns,

snaking underground,

wearing me away,

eroding all that is known,

deeper,

penetrating,

breath-taking,

gasping,

convulsing,

suffocating,

shuddering to surface

from this restless chase;

to rush

to gush… Read more

What’s your thing? – Podcast episode – Michael Sclater – curing depression through love

When I moved from Kent to Wales I wanted to do some psychotherapy.  A friend in Kent had recommended the CCPE in London where I loved the one day course I did in Archetypes, Alchemy and the Unconscious.  At the end of the day I went to see if they had any therapists in Wales … Read more