Just when we thought British politics couldn’t get much worse, a tactless comment by Tory leadership contender Andrea Leadsom has turned the subject of infertility into a very public spat. When I first heard that her opponent, Theresa May, had referred to her involuntary childlessness, I thought it might lead to a healthy airing of […]
Antidepressants are widely prescribed by GPs for clinical depression and generalised anxiety disorder, but not everyone has a good experience of the medication. Most GPs agree that if they are prescribed, the patient should ideally be offered talking therapy as well. Having said that, counselling isn’t always available promptly on the NHS. Apart from an […]
At the risk of being bah-humbug, I confess to feeling some relief that the Christmas season is drawing to a close. As the wilting tree is put out and I dig out forlorn and forgotten food items from the back of the fridge, I look forward to life getting back to its usual pace, and […]
There are just a few days to join the Mindfulness Summit, a whole month of online interviews and practical exercises from mindfulness experts. Its purpose is to spread the word about the the meditation-based approach to life. On Saturday there is the chance to join a livestream with Jon Kabat-Zinn, credited with bringing mindfulness to […]
Do we think nothing will go wrong – or do we just not think at all? Mishaps and disasters come from leaping before we look; learn how to hit the pause button and have a calmer life.