For my last blog post of 2021, there are a few things that I wish I could magic into your Christmas stockings this year. If I was able to send Twelve Days of Christmas wishes to each and every one of you, this is what I would send (sing it with me. Yes it does scan. Honest):

Bag of self-forgiveness

Bag of self-acceptance

Fewer obligations

Joyful, grateful outlook

Excessive kindness

Dancing, laughing, singing

A weekend doing nothing

altogether now: “Some F*cking FUN!”

Mental health support

Feeling safe and warm

Treats and gifts galore

And a sack-full of loving self worth.

Unfortunately, my Santa powers are not that strong. So how about this for a deal: I will keep sending you podcasts and blogs next year, and you will make a plan to give the above to yourself?

Wishing you all the very best for a joyful and restful Christmas. Helen x

Helen Calvert
December 2021