Wednesday: What does mindfulness practice actually entail?

Welcome to day three of a week of mindfulness, where we will get a bit more into the nitty-gritty of some of the different ways you can integrate mindfulness into your life.. If you missed Monday and Tuesday’s segments, don’t worry you can just click on the links below for a catch up. Monday: what…Read more »

Tuesday: The core themes of mindfulness

Welcome to today’s instalment of a week of mindfulness. If you missed yesterday’s don’t worry you can just click on the link below for a catch up. Monday: what is all of this mindfulness malarkey about anyway? There are two main themes to living mindfully: • Living fully in the moment • Embracing a non-judgemental…Read more »

Monday: What is all this mindfulness malarkey about anyway?

You may have heard me mention the word mindfulness A few (dozen) times across my various social media platforms over the past few months. Given that I will probably continue banging on about it for quite some time and hope to also record and share some more mindfulness meditations, I figured it would probably be…Read more »

Thought Provoking Thursday: Patient, Service User, Client – What way do you lean?

Going to see a healthcare professional for any reason can really bring up a whole range of emotions. Healthcare professionals also experience a whole range of emotions when seeing those they are treating. The relationship can be complex. It consists of two human beings, perfectly imperfect in their own unique way, working together to solve…Read more »

Thought Provoking Thursday: Looking beyond what is right in front of you

Hi there you lovely lot, it is Thought Provoking Thursday again #TPT. This week we’re going to talk a little bit more about physical health issues. Our brains have a habit of seeing things as one thing or another, finding it difficult to hold on to the complexity of life or perhaps just finding it…Read more »

Dr Abercrombie’s guidance on living well with a chronic illness: Including the all-important Krissy commentary

I talk to myself! Actually, I talk to myself a lot. Not just in my head, out loud as well. Personally, I find it pretty cathartic. It helps me figure things out rather than keeping things rattling around, much like writing in a journal I imagine. We all have this inner dialogue, made up of…Read more »

Thought Provoking Thursday: It’s all in your mind?

Are you ready for another Thought Provoking Thursday? I am looking forward to the responses to this question because as you can imagine as a Clinical Psychologist and a person who suffers from chronic pain and myriad of other weird and wonderful diagnoses and symptom, some understood by the medical community and others not, this…Read more »

Inspired by self reflection: 10 tips for self care

Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort — Deborah Day It doesn’t matter who you are or what experiences you have had, life can get really blooming tough sometimes. This whole thing of being a grown-up, taking care…Read more »

Self-Compassion Series: Part four. Exercise two – Test how self-compassionate you are

Welcome to part four of my self-compassion series – Learning to Love Yourself. You can check out the first three parts by clicking on the links below. Learning to Love Yourself: Part One Learning to love yourself: Part Two Learning to love yourself: Part Three How would you like to my learn more about how…Read more »