The Word Good Vibes In Lights - 70 Simple Words; One Positive Affirmation to Nourish Your Soul Today - Sandra Harewood Counselling

One Positive Affirmation to Nourish Your Soul

How has this week got you down so far?

In case you needed an extra boost, I’m sending good vibes your way today and always!

But I’m wondering what’s something that makes even the most terrible time better for you? Read more

What’s Your Love Language?

Okay, so I’ve missed Valentines Day.  It will come again.  But in the meantime, do you know what your love language is? Read more

The four letter F word on a censored wooden sign - Do You Struggle With Feelings?- Sandra Harewood Counselling

Do You Struggle With Your Feelings?

Can I ask something super random?  How are you feeling today?

Are you:

Okay

Fine

Alright  Read more

Three female friends together forming love hearts with hands. Friendship and happiness help to improve self care. Here's How To Improve Your Self-Care Practice Today-Sandra Harewood Counselling

Here’s How To Improve Your Self-Care Practice Today

How do you nourish your body and mind and improve your self-care?

Self-care has never been more critical for everyone.

And yes, that includes you! Read more

Single Leather High Back Arm Chair With Mustard Cushion In Room - What A Therapist Wants You To Know About Starting Therapy - Sandra Harewood Counselling

What A Therapist Wants You To Know About Starting Therapy

 

April is Stress Awareness Month.

In 2020 because of COVID-19, it certainly has a different, more potent resonance. The entire world, it would seem, is struggling to come to terms with Coronavirus. And the world is talking about mental health and the stress of living with this virus. Read more

A Woman's Barefoot On Grass - 10 Simple Ways To Feel Calm And Grounded - Sandra Harewood Counselling

10 Simple Ways To Feel Calm And Grounded

As human beings, we are wired for survival.

The body is designed to respond to stressful situations and then return to its normal baseline when the danger has passed.

Our bodies are amazing! Read more

Autumn Leaf With Word Thanks On Top - Make Gratitude Your New Year's Resolution for 2019

31 Journal Prompts For When Gratitude Is Hard

Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colours. Richelle E. Goodrich

2019 didn’t start the way I planned.  It was certainly difficult to see any colour other than grey.

Gratitude doesn’t seem to fit with pain, suffering and fear. Read more

A woman wearing red gloves holding a gift wrapped in brown paper - 5 Great Gifts To Give Yourself This Christmas - Sandra Harewood Counselling

5 Great Gifts To Give Yourself This Christmas

 

It’s always nice to receive a gift, especially when it’s a surprise.

A well-chosen gift can let you know that you have been genuinely heard and profoundly understood. A passing remark picked up on, or a glance in a shop window noticed. Perhaps the giver has been generous with their time and energy letting you know how much you are cared for.

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Black Woman Holding Her Head In Her Hands -What A Blue Fish Tells You About Your Anxiety - Sandra Harewood Counselling

How To Tell If Your Relationship Is Causing Your Anxiety

 

If the story of your relationship (maybe it feels more like a drama) is punctuated with problematic narcissistic behaviours sadly, anxiety will likely also play a part. Read more

Butterfly on a woman's finger - Scared of Being Vulnerable? Here's the Truth-Sandra-Harewood-Counselling

Scared of Being Vulnerable? Here’s the Truth

 

Right now, as I struggle to find what I want to be the ‘right’ words for this blog post, I’m feeling pretty vulnerable.  That’s because, there’s a part of me that knows if I don’t find the right words, and write the perfect post, I will hear familiar voices in my head.

“Is that correct grammar?  I’m not sure. Yeah, it is, it’s fine. Uhm, maybe I should find a copywriter.  But, what will they think?”

“Okay Sandra, don’t publish it.  Don’t let anyone see it.  Don’t let anyone see you!”

This is my encounter with vulnerability; feeling shy, hesitant and exposed. Read more