Work, love and wellbeing: new research from @relscot

We’ve lifted the lid on the state of the nation’s relationships.@Relate_charity & @RelScot launch #TWWAN16 research today < Pls RT. — Relationships Scot (@RelScot) October 25, 2016   It’s difficult to know when we first started using the phrase “work-life balance”. The implication is that work is something separate from the rest of our […]

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You have to be ready. You can’t do it for anyone except yourself.

An international perspective on recovery from addiction from Cecelia at Recognition Works in the USA Making the choice to seek substance abuse treatment is a critical first step in the recovery process. It’s also one of the most difficult choices to make. Some people are ready, some people are not. For many, treatment is a one-time […]

Exercise is about so much more than how many calories you burn

At Mind Waves, we spend a lot of time talking about what makes life better. One thing that comes up over and over again is exercise. Whether it’s running like Robert, cycling like Rosie or gardening like the people at Rosebank Garden, there’s so much more to it than trying to lose weight. Exercise gets […]

Eating steak, the cinema, a good book #makesmefeelgood

We’ve been talking about what makes us feel good. We all agreed that there are certain big things that everybody needs, but beyond that, it’s the little things that make a difference. For Linda, it’s eating her favourite food: steak. It’s going to the cinema, it’s enjoying a good book. It’s not a lot to […]

Just watching the sky makes me feel good

We’ve been talking about what makes us feel good. Often it’s the simple things. For our Community Correspondent  David Bradley, it’s as simple as walking home, watching the sky shift from grey to black and back. But knowing it won’t rain. We’ll be sharing the other simple pleasures that people contributed for #makesmefeelgood – we’d […]

Finding hope in the most difficult places

Our Community Correspondent Robert Terry wrote this untitled poem about finding hope when we see so many upsetting stories in the news.   my heart bleeds for Charlotte, North Carolina now it breaks for Burlington, Washington State and am moved too tears for the innocents slaughtered martyred in the name of fear Spiritual Angels accepting, […]

The highs and lows from this year’s #selfmanagement awards @SelfMgmtScot

This Tuesday was the Alliance Self Management Awards: a celebration of people taking control of their lives and health. We love that the awards celebrate the networks of services and people that support self management, but were particularly excited by this year’s Individual Transformational Story of the Year Award.  All three shortlisted entries were inspirational […]

How happy, anxious or satisfied with life are people in and around Glasgow?

Every year, the Office of National Statistics asks people a series of simple questions: overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays? overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile? overall, how happy did you feel yesterday? overall, how anxious did you feel yesterday? It’s all […]