Cravings and how to manage them

Cravings and how to manage them

Cravings are a natural by-product of drug/alcohol use or whatever your drug of choice may be.  They can be experienced by anyone, at anytime, anywhere and frequently years after using stops.  Remember the smell of a freshly lit cigarette? A joint being smoked on the...
Self harm

Self harm

Self-harm is not a new, however, it does seem to be becoming a more widespread topic of conversation within my field of work and in general. Social media also plays a role in its expansion. What is the truth about self-harm? Why, when a person is already in emotional...
Quotes to uplift and inspire

Quotes to uplift and inspire

Life can simply be really, really tough sometimes, not that you need me to tell you that I’m sure.   If you’re experiencing tough times yourself, this post is meant simply to provide you with a boost of spirit-strengthening, uplifting and emotionally supporting...
Grief after suicide can feel different

Grief after suicide can feel different

  Although the way grief is experienced is as individual as we are, there can be some differences felt when someone has died by suicide. To lose someone in this way is confusing, complicated and tragic. A death by suicide is usually unexpected, often sudden and...
5 Ways to build resilience in children

5 Ways to build resilience in children

  Resilience, I wrote about this in a previous post and its connection to adults. Now, I have started to think about how we can support its development in children.  Resilience is described as being able to bounce back from stress, challenge, trauma or adversity....