Entries by Paul Parkin

4 Steps to Fix Childhood Hurts

We have all struggled to understand and manage our feelings at some point, for some of us who did not receive the ‘right type of parenting’ or experienced CEN (Childhood Emotional Neglect) in our formative years and growing up, the lessons in dealing with emotions were often absent from our valuable life lessons and can […]

Life with Meaning

Each of us receive the same seven days a week with 24 hours in each day, wherever we are in the world, but how do some people seem to make better use of their time and make their lives meaningful. The words Meaning and Purpose often go together like coffee and cookies, when a persons […]

SAD and Depression

SAD, or Seasonal affective disorder is a recognisable mood disorder, generally effecting people who have more stable mental health throughout most of the year, but exhibit depressive symptoms at a particular time each year, most commonly in the winter. There are a lot of common sense reasons why a lot of people have the blues around this […]

Human Resilience

Human resilience can at times look like it’s lost, with so many tragedies, both accidents and sometimes in malice touching our lives on what can feel like a non-stop roller coaster of hurt, we can sometimes despair at the world around us. Ugly behaviours and words are rife and many people feel that the human race […]

Grief and Loss

Grief and Loss Its been a while since I wrote about grief and loss. As a counsellor and blogger, the issue of what to write about often comes to me whilst enjoying one of my favourite pass times, drinking coffee at a nice cafe with comfortable armchairs, you know the type right,  today I just […]

How to Forgive

How to Forgive It’s almost impossible to get through any period of time without being hurt by someones words or actions, let alone get through our lives. So with so many instances of hurt directed at us inadvertently or purposefully, why is it important to learn how to forgive and move on? Holding onto hurt […]