Our collective psyche is filled with the idea that one thing follows another; when someone dies and then a baby is born, we see it as an ending and a beginning. We say things like, “when one door closes, another one opens”. The magical idea of endings and beginnings is with us throughout life. In… Continue reading New Beginnings Require Endings
My name is Sean Orford. I am a therapist based in the UK, working for a variety of public and private organisations.
I am also a speaker, writer and published author. I hope you enjoy my weekly blog. If you'd like to know more then please do get in touch.
90 Day Detox
Have you ever wanted to give you a body a good clean, but from the inside? It is rebooting your entire system. A bit like when you turn your laptop off and on again and then defrag the hard drive. Twice a year, autumn and spring I will do a 13 day mini detox. In… Continue reading 90 Day Detox
Does Caffeine Make You Anxious?
How often do you visit a coffee shop? These days there seems to be one on every street corner full of people talking and laughing and being very continental. When you are there, what coffee do you drink? Most importantly how does it make you feel? And, if, for some reason you do not have… Continue reading Does Caffeine Make You Anxious?
Couch To 5K
When did you last get your heart rate up? When did you last get out of breath? Popular wisdom suggests that we should be doing at least half an hour heart rate raising exercise everyday. There are several reasons for this. Cardio vascular and respiratory health are one. Muscle tone and weight loss is another.… Continue reading Couch To 5K
The Self Help Podcast
Well it’s here, we have done it. When I lived on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of the England, I did a late night phone-in programme on local radio. I was the resident psych and people would ring in with psychological problems and dilemmas to discuss and get help. As I listened… Continue reading The Self Help Podcast
You Are As Young As Your Mind
Book review blog: I published my first book “The Frog Snogger’s Guide” back in the 1990s. My co-author on the project was Susan Lancaster. Susan, business Coach and author, lives on Vancouver Island overlooking the straits of Georgia in Western Canada. Her new book ‘Stay Young The Golden years Are The Pits’ is a collection… Continue reading You Are As Young As Your Mind
What would you do with £10,000,000?
We all put a value on events both celebrations and commemorations. The cost of funerals in the UK will vary. On average a good funeral, all in, can be comfortably completed for less that £5000. So £10,000,000 is a lot of money that could do a lot of things for a lot of people. (That… Continue reading What would you do with £10,000,000?
Margaret Thatcher – RIP
“I may not agree with what you say but I will defend to my death your right to say it” “Maggie! Maggie! Maggie! Out! Out! Out!” That chanted demand of the left has been fully and finally met. It’s Monday lunch time and I have just heard the news that Margaret Thatcher has died of… Continue reading Margaret Thatcher – RIP
What does Easter mean for you?
I enjoy Easter, the indulgence, the family meal, our traditional egg hunt, though Easter means much more to me than that. For me it is also about, a time of newness and renewal.
It is time to look after our mothers. Well, we all have or had one. Sadly my mother has gone to the big kitchen in the sky. Even so I like to maintain the tradition of celebrating motherhood. Lets face it, if it were not for women the human race would have died out in… Continue reading Mama Mia