How's your week been? I've been using this time to do some more training and have been thinking a lot about the upcoming holidays and all the excitement of them, as well as the difficulties they can highlight for some of us. The holidays can highlight patterns of relating to those closest to us that can seem impossible to change. Counselling and psychotherapy can help to release some of these ways of thinking about how we relate to others and how they relate to us. You may still sometimes respond in the same way you might have done in the past, but you can think about how you're responding without blaming yourself and that can be of huge benefit to you and your relationships.
Here are some links from around the web...
How sexism can affect your mental health, Refinery 29
'People don't even look at me': eight black women discuss politics of light and dark skin, The Guardian
How perimenopause made me start living my life again, Refinery 29
Sleep, Alexa Chung tries out a gong bath and EFT, and talks to professionals about the connection between sleep and mental health
On disliking oneself, The School of Life
Take care of yourself