Protest

The group had chosen to talk about protesting for this session. Since the beginning of the pandemic a number of prominent protests were brought to our attention via media and social media coverage. Whilst we may or may not agree with a particular issue being protested there is a right for people to make theirContinue reading “Protest”

The Impact of Stress

This week’s group looked at stress.  Some people are stressed because of the situations that are going on around them and how they respond to try and cope with these.  Some people are stressed because of the unrelenting mind chatter or ‘washing machine heid’ where it feels difficult to switch the thoughts off.  Others feelContinue reading “The Impact of Stress”

The Importance of Sleep

In recent times quite a few group members expressed issues they were having with sleep. In light of this we wanted to give people the opportunity to explore this. There were a mixture of issues with some wondering if they were sleeping too much and others questioning whether they were getting enough sleep. People feltContinue reading “The Importance of Sleep”

The 5 Languages of Love

Do you feel love or express love and appreciation primarily through words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, spending quality time or physical touch? The group session looked at each of these in more detail, from Gary Chapman’s book ‘The 5 Love Languages’ to start understanding how we and others close to us, give andContinue reading “The 5 Languages of Love”

Lockdown survival kit

It is fair to say this is the first time that any of us have lived through a pandemic. As we have kept in touch as a group over the last few months, first by telephone and now online together we have shared with each other how we have managed time apart, time alone, waysContinue reading “Lockdown survival kit”

Enjoying Nature During Lockdown

In last week’s meeting online we discussed where we had been for walks during lockdown and what we had discovered or rediscovered and enjoyed during this time. Some had stayed quite close to home and in doing so discovered a great deal more about their locality than they had previously noticed. People had found newContinue reading “Enjoying Nature During Lockdown”

Black Lives Matter Discussion

As a local group meeting in Edinburgh, separated by Lockdown, we have been delighted these last few weeks to connect again online. This has challenged some to the very edges of their technological abilities but we are very pleased with our achievements to have everyone up and running online. Well done! Facing a computer screenContinue reading “Black Lives Matter Discussion”

What is it going to be like coming out of lockdown?

We acknowledged there could be a lot of anxiety going into lockdown, time was required to settle in and readjust. And, maybe after a while we got used to the safety, the quiet and the spaciousness, or maybe not. As restrictions begin to ease, what may be facing us and what can help our transition?Continue reading “What is it going to be like coming out of lockdown?”