Are you stronger than you think?

There seemed to be a real heaviness at the start of the group today due to issues going on for group members.  By being able to talk about these issues it felt like the heaviness in the room lessened and people were able to smile and even laugh.  It reinforces how important it is toContinue reading “Are you stronger than you think?”

Seasonal Affective Disorder

The group was very welcoming to a new member who came to the group for the first time today.    A lot of the conversations in the group today centered around how people are coping with the change in seasons and dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Members felt that they had less energy and had lowerContinue reading “Seasonal Affective Disorder”

Learning Self-Compassion

As ever, great to see the group together showing their compassion for one other in making suggestions that could help each other while in difficult situations.  While each group member may have different life experiences to the others they can all collectively relate to the feelings of despair and loss of hope.  Being able to talk about things can help easeContinue reading “Learning Self-Compassion”

Taking tips from #NationalStressAwarenessDay

The day before our group met it was #NationalStressAwarenessDay and we thought we would use some of the information posted on Twitter to find helpful ways to manage stress, since feeling stressed is a universal experience.  First of all we discussed a blog by Benjamin Bonetti about how the three areas of Nutrition, Fitness andContinue reading “Taking tips from #NationalStressAwarenessDay”