Save your sanity – take a walk in the woods!

Monday morning and the start of another week. Are you looking forward to it, or are you feeling mentally overwhelmed at the demands you are facing?

Did you work over the weekend? Have you been able to restore your energy and replenish your mental resources?

Walk in the Woods

Recently, my goal has been to walk in the nearby woods for at least half an hour, several times a week.

Peace and calm entering the woods

Peace and calm entering the woods

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“We’re not striving for perfection here . . . !”

Have you ever heard of exploding books?

The book

The book

The crafty among you will have done, but they were new to me.

What are they, and why are they?

In the Healing Arts group, as we folded, measured, cut and glued, our tutor added the most important  part of the instructions:

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Are you in or out of your mind?

Are you in or out of your mind? Yes, it’s a secret isn’t it!

Have you been watching the Channel 4 tv programmes this week on work and mental illness?

The legal aspects of employment and mental illness are beyond my remit, but other questions remain.

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