Revisiting burnout in a Covid-19 landscape

A roadmap to employee wellbeing Background/History Burnout¬†was originally attributed to the field of social work, the thinking was that employees of the social work sector may develop burnout due to…

Criminal or cautious? Unpicking the anti-vax movement

I received my second Astra Zeneca vaccination just over a week ago, which is partly why I took some time off and have not posted for 2-weeks. I was slightly…

12 reasons why when my boyfriend cheated on me, I joined Alcoholics Anonymous

And I would have no qualms about doing it again Trigger Warning: Alcoholism and addiction Disclaimer: I did not strictly adhere to the 12 steps When I discovered my boyfriend had got his…

Appropriate Adulting

Midlife crisis or epiphany? I turn 45 next week. I am not exactly in denial about it, but I do keep forgetting that it will be happening. I do not…

Why Promising Young Woman sends the right message

By a former promising young woman Trigger warning: Rape, suicide Spoiler warning: Discussion of the film Promising Young Woman Why are some women on the fence about the carefully scheduled message of Promising…

The Myth of Resilience

Stop expecting something bad to happen It has been a tough week for me. A colleague, a former manager, in fact, died at the age of 45. This was a role I…

The Dark Side of Network Marketing

Accountability and ethics in Multi-Level Marketing When I was briefly between roles in 2017 and chose to become self-employed, I found myself missing the sense of community and camaraderie that…

You Don’t Speak for Me

Learning to advocate, and self-advocate, in a world full of noise. When I graduated from University in the summer of 1999, my very middle-class roommate told me that now I had…

1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health issue each year and many will access counselling as a way of getting support for this.

Discuss this statement and demonstrate your understanding of some common mental health problems, as well as considering how counselling can promote positive mental health. It is said that the Greeks…

Book Review: Sane New World: Taming the Mind, Ruby Wax, Hodder & Stoughton, 2013

I remember Ruby Wax from her TV interviews in the 1990s with various celebrities. The Madonna interview was like watching a ship go down. The one with Pamela Anderson doing…