26 of 30

Today is the 26th of the 30 days that Twitter keep your account open once you deactivate; just in case you succumb to the addictive qualities of social media, I guess. It has been a really strange period of time for me, with an incredible range of emotions as acceptance has gradually kicked in. Similarly … Continue reading 26 of 30

Birdwatch Magazine Birders’ Choice Book of the Year 2019

I have been well aware, for a long time now, that I am not going to win any literary awards for Bird Therapy. I accept that as a 'work' it is flawed, but as a tool it has helped a lot of people; and over time, as my priorities have altered, I have accepted that … Continue reading Birdwatch Magazine Birders’ Choice Book of the Year 2019

My Bird Therapy teaching pack is now available – please share

Some time ago, I agreed to work with an external organisation to develop and produce a Bird Therapy teaching resource. I had been working on it for a while and was struggling to find the time and the level of polish I felt it deserved; both of which, the organisation was set to assist me … Continue reading My Bird Therapy teaching pack is now available – please share

Joanna Cannon’s top 5 reads of 2019

Joanna Cannon, author of Breaking and Mending has written a blog for Waterstones with her top 5 reads of 2019; and she's only bloody picked Bird Therapy as one of them! I'm proper buzzing. She says this kind and clever yellow book is filled with practical advice, as well as Joe’s own story. A perfect … Continue reading Joanna Cannon’s top 5 reads of 2019

Antisocial media – the warning signs of an addiction

One of the topics I write about that isn't directly related to birds, is my long-standing and largely one-sided battle with social media use. On November 28th I finally decided to permanently stop using twitter. This (seemingly) ominous conclusion has been festering away in my brain and eroding my mental health, for the best part … Continue reading Antisocial media – the warning signs of an addiction