Thought Provoking Thursday: The medical model and mental health?

I think the sun might be going to my head. I completely forgot to post my thought-provoking question today even though I prepared it this morning. And this is definitely one that I reckon we could talk about until the cows come home 😊 I am currently writing about some of the issues surrounding pathologising…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 »

Thought Provoking Thursday. Why do many of us find it so incredibly difficult to talk openly about suicide?

So I’m just going to jump into the deep end on today’s Thought Provoking Thursday #TPT. Many of you may have watched “13 Reasons Why” this past week and like myself will no doubt have conflicting opinions regarding the way it tackles the many very sensitive issues raised, what I think we can all agree…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 »