As some of you might know, we have been touring the country this month, and on the back of my latest book ‘Honesty Over Silence’, held talks and presentations on topics many find difficult such as trusting in God when life is painful, dealing with anxiety and depression, learning to look after ourselves, developing our…

“Your Husband has been involved in a fatal collision, and He is the fatality” That sentence was said to me just 5 months after we got married and 3 weeks before Christmas. My Husband had tragically died in a car crash. My world fell apart and I became a widow. That word still feels like…

Depression can happen to anyone at any time. It does not discriminate and does not care about gender, status or wealth. No one is immune to this illness. It can be temporary or chronic. I have experienced depression on a few occasions in my life, often following a period of setbacks or challenges. My first…

Known as the ‘season to be jolly’, Christmas can also bring all sorts of stresses many people could do without.  Whether from financial pressure or materialism overdose, family constraints or unrealistic social expectations, Christmas can be a challenging time for our mental health and even more so for people who struggle with anxiety or with…

From over the last couple of years, I have experienced grief in various forms and through a series of ‘Goodbyes’: London, a place I loved, XLP, a charity I started and worked at for 22 years, and now my nan, one of my favourite people to walk this earth. Again, I wrestle with my thoughts…

“Take a seat please Mr Regan” … I’m back at Kings College Hospital. I have spent many days here waiting to see the consultant who asks me about my physical and mental health. I am eventually given an iPad and required to fill in a standard survey whose aim it is to show how I…

You may have heard of the story of the elephant brought up in the circus. His is kept from escaping by having a rope tied around his feet when he is young. Over time, the elephant twists and turns and tries to break free but cannot! He struggles as the rope keeps him captive. Every…

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More often than not, we are led to portray a perfect image of ourselves! In a world where status and achievements are used as primary measures of self-worth, we learn from a young age that some things are just better silenced and confined to the privacy of our own heart! Being honest and vulnerable when…

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