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Coming Out of the Broom Closet: An Extract from Rebel Witch by Kelly-Ann Maddox

Rebel Witch Extract: Coming Out of the Broom Closet

By Kelly-Ann Maddox It's the witching season and what better time to build a practice that looks, sounds and feels like your very own psyche? Whether you're an experienced witch or on the cusp of crafting your own spiritual practice, it can be a difficult…

International Older Persons Month: Reflections on Ageing and Friendship

In honour of International Older Persons Month and Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re sharing four reflections from In Praise of Ageing by Carmel Shalev on the theme of ‘friendship’.   Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation – and it can have…

Forest School Wild Play: How Foraging for Food Can Bring Kids Closer to Nature

Foraging for food is so exciting – a fantastic opportunity to tap back into our ancient hunter-gatherer past. As you hunt for tasty morsels, you become fully focused, your eyes scanning the natural world in a totally new way and discovering all sorts of unpredictable…

Meet Your Feet

By Yamuna Zake In honour of National Feet Week, we are sharing an extract from The Foot Fix by Yamuna Zake. In this chapter titled 'Meet Your Feet', Yamuna asks us to take a closer look at our feet and the way we walk. At…

Extract: Living and Loving in the Age of AIDS by Derek Frost

In honour of LGBTQ History Month, we are sharing an extract from Living and Loving in the Age of AIDS, the moving memoir from co-creator of London’s iconic Heaven Nightclub, Derek Frost.   Living and Loving in the Age of AIDS is the tale of…

Talking About Therapy With Your Partner

By Karin Blak The prospect of talking with our partner about therapy can leave us feeling exposed and vulnerable: admitting to needing psychological or emotional help can evoke anxieties of being seen as weak or letting our partner down in some way. We can worry…

Having a Support Network Outside of Therapy

By Karin Blak There is no doubt that therapy can be challenging, and we will at times need support and comfort outside of therapy. Trusted friends, family members, or our partner are often the ones we turn to for emotional support or physical comfort in…

Read to Succeed: Watkins’ top picks for Expect Success Month

Did you know that February is ‘Expect Success Month’?Expect Success Month is a time to focus on the most powerful secrets and techniques for creating the life of your dreams, but some of us may need a little help knowing where to start. Here are Watkins’…

How to Make Your Home More Self-Sustainable

By Simon Dawson “Mistakes maketh the person”, or so the saying goes, and you can take it as a fact from someone who once accidentally squatted onto an electric fence. A surge of power hit the parts of a man that have no business anywhere…

Talking About Therapy at Work

By Karin Blak In the past, going to therapy used to be taken as a sign that we couldn’t cope and if our line manager got to know, our career prospects would be seriously damaged. Thank goodness those days are, for the most part, gone.…