Well Being

LIVE TOO DEFENSIVELY & YOU WON’T LIVE AT ALL

A man raised a baby swan in a glass jar, but as the bird grew it became stuck in the jar. The man was caught now, for the only way to free the thing was to break the jar, killing the swan ~ Zen proverb We have probably all experienced,…

How to be successful

To Be, Or Not To Be? That Is The Question: When you think differently, you do differently. You can decide to be or not to be a positive person. What I will share with you will change the course of your life. It’s not magic, it’s as simple as choosing…

World Mental Health Week

World Mental Health Week It is World Mental Health Day today and I’ve been busy campaigning. I have social networked to the point of stalking, fundraised (and continue to) for UK mental health charity MIND and blogged with determination as well as share my story and poetry throughout The Cube’s…

Ask the Therapist – Breast Implants

Breast Implants – The Feminist Issue There are certain conversations that women prefer to have with other women: periods, childbirth and .. *drum-roll* .. breast implants.  I think these three issues make up the core issues of what separates us women from the men-folk. Ever tried discussing any one of…

We all need purpose

What can I say? We all need a purpose in life. We often forget that those with mental health problems, particularly in the case of depression, lose that purpose and question their place in life. I did. I had it all, seemingly. I had a beautiful flat, senior management job,…

YOU CAN BE ANYONE, WHY NOT BE SOMEONE?

Close your eyes and visualise who you want to be, because the first step for getting what you want is to know what you want. Without knowing which direction you want to travel in, no wind is favourable; you must first chart your course, before you can set your sail….

Sacral Chakra

Sacral Chakra Svadhistasana– sweet place of one’s own Colour: orange Element: water How are you feeling today? Ask yourself. How AM I feeling right now? The journey we’re taking in this article is growing up from the solid and stable container of the root chakra; we are now treading the…

Cosmetic Surgery: Caveat Emptor-Buyer Beware

Cosmetic Surgery Support is out there… Cosmetic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are more popular than ever.  Did you know that this industry is still largely unregulated. We may believe that because the person who is injecting us is a doctor or a nurse that we are in safe hands…

Conscious parenting: 3 ways of lovingly disciplining your children

Conscious parenting: 3 ways of lovingly disciplining your children   In recent news, I read an article that reported how a 13-year-old girl had jumped to her death. Her father publicly humiliated her by posting an embarrassing video online to try and teach her a lesson in how he thought…

B Real with Bipolar

Be Real with Bipolar When I first started speaking and writing about mental health, I promised myself to always be real. With good health and confidence it is fantastically easy but the challenge has been when the ill health sets in. How can one positively impact the world of mental…

Yoga: Root Chakra

Let’s get to the root of the matter. Chakras, chakras, chakras. Holy muladhara batman! “What on earth is a chakra?” I hear you cry. Well that’s a rather good question.  One that has many different answers. I’m going to be writing an article on each of the main 7 chakras…

Push vs Flow

PUSH vs FLOW   A mentee asked me the following question yesterday: “Don’t your messages to push on, march forth and then go with the flow contradict each other?” This is an excellent question, and I can understand why an apparent contradiction exists in the eyes of some. If this…

Your life is not a do-it-yourself project.

Your life is not a do-it-yourself project. 3 ways you can have more support in your life. ‘I have nobody to rely on’, ‘ there is no one to take care of my business’, I often hear these words from many of my clients who find life challenging because they…

The Dark World of the Eating Disorder

The Dark World of the Eating Disorder By Fliss Baker My last article talked about body image but I wanted to extend into the deeper world of the associative eating disorder because of the growing increase and level of severity. We know that we associate feelings with food and often…

It pays to engage with charm

It Pays To Engage With Charm by Karan Dennis Charm is the power of delighting, attracting and fascinating others, and having the ability to influence benignly; so why wouldn’t you? Perhaps it’s just me, but I am becoming increasingly aware of the levels of aggression we’re encountering these days, as…

Always look to the future…

I’m not gonna lie.   The last few weeks have been ‘bleep’ ‘bleep’ ‘bleepin’ awful. Due a medication mix up I now find myself back in a psychiatric hospital but thankfully I still have access to my writing! Sometimes you really wonder how you can get past the next second,…

A Letter to My 11 Year Old Self…..

A letter to my 11 year old self…… Dear Me, You don’t know this yet, but you are going to be just fine. You will grow up to be successful, have true friends and look back at your childhood as happy. I know you don’t see this whilst you lay…

Be strong – Never forget who you are

When the world seems calm, your life is running at a manageable and productive rate and family and friends are good, ultimately, your life is balanced. Ok ladies, that might be your impossible dream but for me things were like that. As you know my passion lies within the work…

In Need Of A Relax? Just Relax Yoga Retreats Is The Answer

Just Relax Yoga Yoga Retreats with Rebecca Opyrchal-Keenaghan DATE 21st – 28th June 2015 LOCATION Ekincik, Turkey Chakra Yoga Ekincik is one of those well kept secrets for travellers who treasure and prefer rest, peace and natural beauty. A perfect place to read, sit and relax. The hotel has extensive…

Hop, Skip or Lunge into Spring!

Spring is all about change and growth. Warmth and light are starting to return and it feels great, right? We also have changed. You are not the same person you were yesterday let alone last year. To honor this inner and outer change of seasons I’ve developed a Yoga sequence…