Ah January. The month of the New Year resolution being made, and then being discarded. ( for some of us) Floods of people back at the gym, on diets, chasing a total body overhaul after the decadence of Christmas. There is the well cemented notion that January is the month for change, detoxing the body and… Continue reading New beginnings and facing change
It’s that time of year again, turning colder, darker in the evenings, more coughs and colds doing the rounds. Overall it is not the most inspiring time to jump out of bed, head to the gym and bounce into work. The temptation at this time of year is to eat more (lots of sweet things… Continue reading How to embrace the hibernation blues…
One of my real dislikes is feeling overwhelmed. Of course, it can happen quite frequently. Busy day, things going wrong, running late, too much on the to do list, chuck in a life crisis and you’ve got the perfect storm. Yuck! Or, even worse, feeling consistently overwhelmed due to a chronically stressful situation – which… Continue reading Be the star in your own show – how to boost your emotional resilience
Resilience or ‘the skills needed to bounce back after life’s knocks’ is a quality much in demand. Since the beginning of the year my colleague Christina and I have been facilitating wellbeing workshops as part of a holistic look at resilience or ‘bouncebackability.’ So far we have held some friendly Cardiff based workshops on physical and mental… Continue reading Is it time to top up your resilience levels?
Yesterday was World Mental Health Day and a sunny, blue skied day in Cardiff. Working within mental health and as a Complementary Therapist – promoting positive mental health is a big part of my professional life, but yesterday I took some time out to walk in the October sunshine to reflect on what positive mental… Continue reading More talk, more action for positive mental health
I looked at my ‘to do’ list this morning and then looked out of the window at the beautiful sunny day outside. I decided a walk would be far more beneficial than ticking a few chores off the never-ending list. I headed out into warm calm air under a blanket of blue sky. With each step… Continue reading Back to nature
I have been reminded recently of the unexpected events that can occur in life and the fact that not one of us knows what lies ahead. We may think the future is mapped out but an unexpected event can blow this out of the water. We know quite clearly know from life changing events that… Continue reading A positive frame of mind