With a personal inquiry as to how much is okay to reveal when writing about the difficult stuff in your journal Psychologies Life Lab expert Jackee Holder reflects on the death of Psychologies columnist Sally Brampton and the challenge of mental health care and funding in modern day UK.
We often resist challenge and uncertainty in fear of the belief that we won't be able to cope. But what if you recognised the medicine and good stuff concealed in the belly of any challenge that comes your way?
I had a great time at this year's Emerging Women Live 2015 in San Francisco. For those in the know this is the hot ticket of the year with headliners Brene Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jane Goodall and Dr Terarai Trent this is the woman's conference ito light your fire. Here's a few of my highlights of what the weekend meant to me.
The film Amy moved me considerably this week and evoked many thoughts about mental health, well-being and how writing can help to change and save lives. I wonder if Amy had used her writing therapeutically may we have had another story?
Incisive questions can be a great way of challenging your writing assumptions
Joseph Heller said, " Every writer I know has trouble writing." I know I often have trouble writing at home when the demands of the day and life take over. That's why I invest in attending regular writing retreats. It's where I make headway on major writing projects each year and where I am my most productive.